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RSS FeedsRed Dead, GTA Company Responds To Fortnite's Massive Success
(GameSpot PC News)


17 may 2018 05:50:14

Red Dead, GTA Company Responds To Fortnite's Massive Success
(GameSpot PC News)

Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, and now Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two Interactive has responded yet again to the game`s success. During an earnings call today, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick doubled down on what he said before: you don`t become an industry leader by following what other teams have done before you.Speaking to analysts, Zelnick said he doesn`t expect his studios--2K Games and Rockstar Games--to follow in the footsteps of Fortnite and PUBG.`I think if one changed one`s business to follow other people`s big hits, you`d be constantly playing catch up,` he said. `And to say you wouldn`t be in second place is an understatement. You might remain in last place. So it`s our job to innovate, and more often than not that has driven our success.`Previously, Zelnick spoke about how Take-Two is certainly aware of Fortnite`s success, he would rather have his studios push forward with new ideas instead of being `derivative` of something that came before. Rockstar is dipping its toes in the battle royale space with GTA Online, which added a battle royale mode called Motor Wars in 2017. And just this week, Rockstar added another battle royale-inspired mode called Trap Door.Zelnick added that what Fortnite`s success shows is that some of the most successful games are the ones people don`t see coming. As an example, Zelnick pointed out that some industry-watchers said Red Dead Redemption wouldn`t succeed because Westerns had fallen out of favour. But of course, that game was a smash hit, and the sequel due this year is expected to be a massive success as well.`Maybe the biggest learning [from Fortnite] is just the reinforcement of the fact that big hits by their very nature are unexpected. What drives a big hit is innovation not derivation,` he said. `That`s what we`re proud of around here. When we put out Red Dead Redemption, the conventional wisdom was that western titles do not work in the video game business--and Re ...
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