For months, the Red Dead Online community has been begging developer Rockstar for more significant updates to the game on par with what Grand Theft Auto Online has been receiving, using the hashtag #SaveRedDeadOnline. Until now they have received little recognition for their movement, until today.
Speaking to Golden News ahead of Take-Two’s quarterly earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that he was aware of the community’s frustration, but added that fans should look to Rockstar for an answer.
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“Rockstar Games talks about the upcoming updates and we’re doing a lot of work at Rockstar Games,” he said. “I heard the frustration, it’s flattering that they want more content, and Rockstar will say more in due course.”
When asked if Take-Two intended to continue supporting Red Dead Online in the long term, Zelnick stated that that was the plan.
#SaveRedDeadOnline has continued on social channels like Twitter and Reddit since January of this year, when Rockstar posted an announcement of new content for Red Dead Online that the community felt was largely insufficient compared to the much larger updates being released on Grand TheftAutoOnline. Since then there have been a handful of other similarly small updates, but none big enough to quell frustrated fans who feel Rockstar has abandoned their beloved game to focus on a much older one that has already received years of major updates and attention.
As of the last earnings call, Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 44 million units worldwide, which Take-Two says in its report is “noticeably above our expectations for the period, which is further proof of the continued popularity of Rockstar’s blockbuster entertainment experiences.” .”
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for Golden News. You can find her on Twitter @patovalentine.