'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date news: Will the next installment be as successful as its predecessor?

(Twitter/RockstarGames)Promotional poster for "Red Dead Redemption 2"

Rockstar Games is undoubtedly one of the most highly successful gaming studios today, and this is all thanks to the amazing lineup of titles that the company has released in the past few years – particularly its "Grand Theft Auto" franchise. However, there is also one other title that has many fans hooked, and it is the Wild West-inspired franchise "Red Dead Redemption."

Some fans couldn't contain their excitement, most especially now that the much awaited and long-rumored game sequel "Red Dead Redemption 2" has finally been made official. But while that may be the case for some players, other fans are a bit worried if the next installment will turn out to be quite a success like its predecessors.

According to reports, there is a small possibility that "Red Dead Redemption 2" might not perform well on its early release compared to the first franchise installment. One reason could be that many fans believe that the Wild West-theme is now dead – as can be seen in the low reception of recent movies that have come out in theaters with the same concept. This could very well be an early indication that "Red Dead Redemption 2" may not come out as strong as the first game.

Fortunately, it seems like Take-Two Interactive — the parent company of Rockstar Games — has already anticipated this obstacle, and believes that this may not be the case for "Red Dead Redemption 2."

Take-Two's Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick has revealed some interesting information during his most recent appearance at the MKM Partners event, according to GameSpot.

"The conventional wisdom was of course that a western wouldn't work," he said about the past game.

Zelnick continued, "We took a different point of view, which is that very occasionally westerns capture the imagination of the public. When we launched Red Dead, it did. And those times were right for that. And I think the times are right for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America again--and that's not meant to be cute."

However, Rockstar Games is still keeping important details for "Red Dead Redemption 2" under wraps. More news about the matter should emerge in the coming months.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" is expected to come out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in fall 2017.

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