Rockstar has provided a little more information on the future of Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier this week and it looks increasingly likely that the game will feature more online content than many people initially thought.
In an earnings call earlier this week, the parent company of Rockstar – Take-Two – confirmed that it wants players to commit to recurring spending in the game… this basically means the title will feature online microtransactions.
Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick had this to say about the new title during the company’s Q2 earnings call with investors.
“With regard to your question on Red Dead, though I have a strong point of view, which is look, entertainment competes with every activity and no activity”, Zelnick explains.
“And to the extent that we are competitive, we compete with all of our own titles and everyone else’s titles too.
“So, I don’t think the launch of any new title specifically has a direct effect on an existing title any more than someone else launching a competitive title would affect for example how one of our titles is doing.
“If we have something great in the market and we continue to support it with great content, people will continue to show up. That’s historically the case and certainly, that’s our aim. So, we think Red Dead stands alone.
“Naturally we’re incredibly excited. I think the whole market is. And, but it will stand alone and succeed on its own merits.”
However, in a week dominated by news that Red Dead Redemption 2 will see microtransactions – similarly to GTAV – there has been other news circulating about Rockstar’s various projects, too.
This week saw the latest content update for GTAV on PS4, Xbox One and PC, adding a new plane, a new Adversary Mode, and more in-game discounts – in keeping with Rockstar’s usual pattern of constantly updating the game.
If you’re a player of GTA Online, you can now buy the P-45 Nokota at Warstock Cache & Carry.
According to Rockstar, this vehicle “is an aircraft that pays homage to the glory days of aviation.”
A new Adversary Mode, Dogfight has been added, too.
The mode sees opposing teams compete in a series of 1v1 shootouts to the death.
Furthermore, a number of other discounts being offered through Dynasty 8 and Ammu-nation, and Dogfight will be doling out Double GTA$ & RP from today until November 13th.
You can grab 25% off everything listed below through November 13th:
• 25% off Executive Office Renovations
• 25% off Executive Garage Renovations
• 25% off Executive Custom Auto Shop Renovations
• 25% off Body Armor
• 25% off Ammo
VEHICLES & CUSTOMIZATION SAVINGS
• 25% off the Pegassi Torero (Sports Classic)
• 25% off the Dune FAV (Weaponized Vehicle – both Buy It Now & Trade Price)
• 25% off Liveries (all vehicles)
• 25% off Bullet proof tires
• 25% off Vehicle armor (land vehicles & aircraft)
Finally, for this week, Rockstar has released a new trailer for L.A Noire on the Switch which you can see above.
The Switch version includes contextual touchscreen controls for portable detective work, a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.
Set amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, L.A. Noire follows newly-minted officer Cole Phelps as he embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch includes the complete original game plus all additional downloadable content, and will be available in-store and digitally via the Nintendo eShop on November 14.
If you download LA Noire from the eShop, you will need 29GB free on your Switch.
However, there’s just one small problem – there’s not enough space on the Switch’s internal storage to download it.
Nintendo’s hybrid console comes with 32GB of base storage – however, approximately 6.2GB of that is used by the system itself.
This means you’ll need to buy an SD card to install and play the game on Nintendo’s newest system.