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.
Tag: Red Dead Redemption 2
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.
Google’s Stadia presentation presented a whole lot of information in a flash, and you might not have noticed the Rockstar logo that flashed by late in the stream. If you did notice it, you’re not seeing things – Google has confirmed via a press release that Rockstar is on board with Stadia. The developer just hasn’t announced what it’s bringing yet.
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.
March 13, 2019 Rumours that Sony will buy Take-Two are now attributed to “unconfirmed market speculation.”
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.
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Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption 2 and owner of its developer Rockstar, has become embroiled in a legal spat with the Pinkerton Detective Agency. The Pinkertons are upset over their depiction in Red Dead 2, which we’re still pretty sure is coming to PC at some point.
Read Dead Redemption II is all about a close-knit gang of outlaws who’ve supported one another for years. NBC sitcom Friends is all about a close-knit group of twentysomethings who supported each other through a decade-long sitcom run. Yes, you probably already see where I’m going with this. The crossover we’ve all been waiting for is finally here.
Red Dead Redemption II may not be on PC yet, but now it’s available on your body. A New York clothier has released a small line of apparel based on Red Dead Redemption II protagonist Arthur Morgan’s personal wardrobe. There’s a jacket, several shirts, and some bags to choose from in the line, which is available now.