Tag: Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar hires testers full-time after criticism – “things have been better since last year”
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Rockstar hires testers full-time after criticism – “things have been better since last year”

As criticism of the game industry’s often abusive labour practices took hold, reported crunch at Rockstar proved to be one of the biggest points of discussion. Things at the QA department, primarily based in Rockstar’s Lincoln studio, seemed especially bad – in addition to mandatory overtime, testers were often employed on temporary contracts with no guarantee of renewal. Now, it seems that things are changing. read more

Take-Two’s CEO says unions are “hard to imagine” because devs are too well-paid
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Take-Two’s CEO says unions are “hard to imagine” because devs are too well-paid

Talk of unionisation in the game industry has only gotten louder over the past year, to the point at which we’re now seeing political figures like Bernie Sanders start to take notice. One of the largest points of public interest in that conversation was crunch at Rockstar, but Strauss Zelnick – CEO of Rockstar’s parent, Take-Two Interactive – thinks things are too good in the industry for unions to take hold. read more

Developer’s LinkedIn profile indicates Red Dead Redemption 2 is headed to PC
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Developer’s LinkedIn profile indicates Red Dead Redemption 2 is headed to PC

Rockstar being Rockstar, it still has yet to say one way or the other whether its epic cowboy sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC. That in itself makes us think that, eventually, it is. But we’re still keen on anything that tends to confirm our suspicions, and a LinkedIn profile from a former Rockstar developer seems to indicate that a PC version of Red Dead 2 is indeed in the works, or at least was at some time. read more

Red Dead 2 sells 23 million, publisher raises forecast, stock crashes anyway
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Red Dead 2 sells 23 million, publisher raises forecast, stock crashes anyway

While several major publishers have reported disappointing financials after 2018’s holiday releases, but Take-Two Interactive is a notable exception. Red Dead Redemption 2 sales have topped 23 million copies, and internal metrics suggest Red Dead Online is growing faster than GTA Online. On top of that, NBA 2K19 is doing better than its predecessor and the Switch port of Civilization VI has been a surprise hit. read more