In a move that will surely cause controversy to spark up, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has confirmed that the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature micro transactions in some capacity.
In a recent investor call, Zelnick claimed that micro transactions accounted for 42% of the company’s “net bookings” in the past quarter, so it should come as no surprise that their future line of games will feature them. In a statement by Zelnick, he went on to say Take-Two will aim to have “recurrent consumer spending opportunities” for every title that they put out.
“We aim to have recurrent consumer spending opportunities for every title that we put out at this company.” he said. “It may not always be an online model, it probably won’t always be a virtual currency model, but there will be some ability to engage in an ongoing basis with our titles after release across the board.”
Judging by the comment, it seems that Zelnick has left the door open for any type of microtransaction to makes its way into Take-Two’s future games. From the looks of it, it doesn’t have to be an online or virtual currency system for them to consider implementing it, so it will be interesting to see what shows up in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it launches next year. There is no doubt, however, that whatever ends up appearing in it, fans will likely be unhappy in some capacity.
When Red Dead Redemption 2 launches in spring 2018, it will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.