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Nov 18, 2016 08:37 AM EST

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ To Have Big, Sprawling, Optimistic View Of America: Take-Two CEO [VIDEO]

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Take-Two CEO said that it might be the right time to show a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America again in "Red Dead Redemption 2." Pre-orders for the video game are now available.

Take-Two CEO's reaction to "Red Dead Redemption 2" announcement

CEO Strauss Zelnick said he was not shocked and very pleased with the "Red Dead Redemption 2" announcement a few weeks ago, Gamespot quoted him saying during an MKM Partners event. He noted that the game's announcement trailer has picked up a lot of views compared to what they were expecting, which surprised them. He said that the anticipation for this open-world sequel is enormous.

The time is right for "Red Dead Redemption 2" to succeed

Zelnick said that this is the right time in this era for "Red Dead Redemption 2" to succeed just like what the original "Red Dead Redemption" did in 2010. The prequel was very popular at that time, inspired other developers to follow their steps, and the game publisher even released a spin-off.

"Red Dead Redemption" captured the imagination of the public

The executive revealed that in those times, people would think that a western-inspired video game would not usually work. They then took a different point of view, and they tried to capture the imagination of the public with the first game, which worked perfectly.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" will have optimistic view of America

When the first game launched, the times were right for that, which is why it succeeded, Zelnick explained. This is the right time for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America again, which is why "Red Dead Redemption 2" will gain a lot of popularity when it launches. He also said that the game will have incredible emotional depth with its great story and great gameplay elements.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" pre-order now available

In other "Red Dead Redemption 2" related news, pre-orders for the video game is now available. According to its official website, the pre-order cost will be $74 and it will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Check out the "Red Dead Redemption 2" Trailer video below:

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