The lights are on
Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick further confirms that the company intends to continue two of its most high-profile franchises.
Gamespot obtained quotes from Zelnick's presentation at an analyst conference earlier this week, and his comments contained good news for gamers.
Of the Red Dead series, he said, "I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It's obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise."
He also affirmed the company's commitment to BioShock, a series that's future has been a bit more hazy since the closing of Irrational Games, the studio that created the franchise.
Zelnick said, "We haven't given any color on how you should think about it yet except we do believe it's beloved; we think it's important [and] certainly something that we're focused on; something 2K Marin will be responsible for shepherding going forward. I don't want to say much else except to agree with you. I think there's a lot of upside in that franchise."
Our Take:Given that Red Dead Redemption has sold over 13 million copies, it probably shouldn't be surprising that it's going to be coming back. However, this does give more fuel to my hope that the new game will be unveiled at this year's E3. The BioShock comments are comforting, I've been concerned that it might be on the shelf following the closing of Irrational.