Take-Two CEO says Red Dead Redemption 2 online won’t compete with GTA Online

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We are in the period of fiscal conferences of the different video game companies. The news today has to do with Take-Two and online features of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto.

When questioned about whether the online functions of the above mentioned franchises would compete, Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick commented the following:

“Entertainment is an unusual animal, in that entertainment properties don’t really compete with other entertainment properties. You never “need” entertainment. Entertainment is just something that you want to have, but you don’t need to have. If nothing on the market appeals to you at a given time, there is no reason to get it, and if multiple things appeal to you, consumers will consume all of those things.”

“So I don’t think there is any competitive dynamic with any of our upcoming releases, apart from the fact that our success is driven by quality. So I think the success of Red Dead [Redemption 2], which is highly anticipated, will be driven by its quality, and I think that the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto Online is driven by its extraordinary quality.”

Zelnick declined to give details of the online features of Red Dead Redemption 2 stating that Rockstar will give details at its time. Although he said that he is quite excited about what is coming. Finally he assured that the game will have a “very significant marketing support” in case anyone doubted it.

What do you think of the online experience of Grand Theft Auto? And based on that, what do you expect from the online functions of Red Dead Redemption 2? Do tell us in the comment section below.