We all know Grand Theft Auto is a series of games that is likely to prosper even after Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, but if Take Two is to go by, we may be seeing a lot of other Rockstar games being made into permanent franchises, along with some other games from other well known developers.
CEO of Take Two Studios, Strauss Zelnick has said at last week's Q1 FY14 earnings results last week that their unique goal in the industry is to try to "create permanent franchises."
"Outside of our business you can look at James Bond, for example. And it's been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think can be permanent, whether that's the Red Dead franchise or the Borderlands franchise or the BioShock franchise or others, Civilization, for example."
"Our competitors do not see it that way. Our competitors' view is that our franchise will have a certain life, and at the end of that life, you move onto the next thing, so you better make hay while the sun shines. Our view is to the contrary. The best franchises are permanent franchises."
Strauss Zelnick didn't state just how likely each of these franchises were to succeed at becoming 'permanent franhiches' but judging by previous success it's not crazy to expect a Borderlands 3, a Grand Theft Auto 6 and beyond, a Red Dead Redemption 2 and many other game sequels.
Many Red Dead Redemption fans have been hoping for a sequel and Rockstar has said to "stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series".
Hopefully this means for almost 100% certainty that a Red Dead 2 will make it's way to our lives soon.