Take-Two Interactive has responded to backlash following the reveal of the PlayStation 4 and Switch port for Red Dead Redemption – with an asking price of $50. As we’ve been covering this past week, the Red Dead port will not be the next-gen remake many fans were hoping for, and the asking price – for a game that debuted more than 13 years ago – has left fans bristling.
Now, in a chat with IGN, the CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick has shared a response to the outcry. Zelnick believes the price is only fair following an earnings call. “That’s just what we believe is the commercially accurate price for it,” Zelnick said.
During the interview, after being asked about the Undead Nightmare DLC, an expansion pack included with the port, Zelnick discussed the reasoning behind the DLC’s inclusion. In response, Zelnick described the DLC as “a great standalone game in its own right when it was originally released, so we feel like it’s a great bundle for the first time, and certainly a great value for consumers.”
The port, developed by Double Eleven, will offer players on older-gen consoles to experience Red Dead Redemption on newer consoles. If you own a PS5, you can play the game via the backward compatibility function. However, there’ll be no graphical or technical enhancements – which might take something away from the experience.
Red Dead Redemption debuts online on August 17, 2023. A physical release of the port will launch on October 13. Will you purchase the updated port for Red Dead Redemption, and does this update from Take-Two help soften the blow of such a high asking price?
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