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Are you excited for a 'Red Dead Redemption' sequel?

Rockstar Games sent gamers into a tizzy after it announced a sequel to the 2010 classic, "Red Dead Redemption." The six-year-old game has sold over 14 million copies and is widely regarded as one of the greatest video games of all-time. Many fans appear to be excited about a possible sequel, while sequel fatigue is making others worried Rockstar is potentially trying to milk a franchise. Are you excited for a 'Red Dead' sequel or should Rockstar leave a classic alone? Vote below! 🎮

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Rockstar Games has a pretty good pedigree, but publisher Take-Two's stunning transparency about turning 'Red Dead' into a franchise leaves some worried that it might run the franchise into the ground:

Now, we have gotten more by taking that approach; we’ve launched one new successful franchise every year and I would like to keep doing that particularly because I talk about permanent franchises, but not everything is going to be a permanent franchise. Some of our great franchises eventually will lose their luster and some will hopefully be permanent. I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat...
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Are you kidding? This is Rockstar Games we're talking about. Grand Theft Auto, folks. Any sequel is going to be great and fans are so pumped that they're actually wasting time and pixels coming up with possible titles for the sequel.

#LeaveRedDeadAlone

Yes, but there's cause to be concerned. Rockstar has turned its Grand Theft Auto franchise into a huge moneymaker with a living online world that charges players real money for all kinds of playable content. Those kinds of microtransactions are the worst. 

... but we have absolutely seen a trend of many games that were formerly prime single player experiences veer toward more multiplayer due to the potential for longer-tail profitability. For Rockstar, no, I don’t think it’s enough that they can sell $500 million worth of Red Dead 2 copies on day one, especially now that they know they can pull another $500 million or more out of their games through microtransactions. And that’s why I’m a little concerned about what form that might take with this new game.

And do you really want to have to pay $5 to unlock a faster horse or a pistol that doesn't misfire?

But Rockstar ... [has] tasted the fruit of the forbidden microtransaction tree, so now it may be very hard to ever go back.
#PumpedForRedDead2

Malarkey! Fans are pumped! Bring on the six-shooters and horse races!

#LeaveRedDeadAlone

Nonsense! Why can't we leave a good thing alone? The original was perfect. Rockstar shouldn't mess with it.

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Are you excited for a 'Red Dead Redemption' sequel?
A festive crown for the winner
#PumpedForRedDead2
#LeaveRedDeadAlone