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Take-Two talks Red Dead Redemption II DLC

A boss at Take-Two, parent company of Rockstar Games, has hinted at the likelihood of DLC for Red Dead Redemption II.

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A boss at Take-Two, parent company of Rockstar Games, has hinted at the likelihood of DLC for Red Dead Redemption II.

Take-Two executive Karl Slatoff stated that DLC has been a “very lucrative” business model for the company.

In a Cowen & Company conference in New York, Slatoff said: “Across the board, we do see downloadable content as an interesting business model for us. It depends on a game-by-game basis whether that makes sense.”

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Despite indicating that Grand Theft Auto V might receive story DLC, it isn’t something that Rockstar Games did. Instead, the company focussed on DLC for GTA Online.

Slatoff added:

“Rockstar has specifically said that’s something they would contemplate in the future but hasn’t made any specific announcements about Red Dead or any of their other games going forward. It is a very lucrative model for us; it is a very compelling model for consumers because it allows them to continue to engage in the game in a way they are used to engaging with the game.”

The original Red Dead Redemption had the Undead Nightmare DLC, which filled the old west with zombies and had John Marston track down a cure in an alternate timeline.

It may well be that Red Dead Redemption II will have something similar, or it may be more lucrative for Rockstar to expand online play through DLC.


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