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Take-Two Interactive CEO Defends Price of Red Dead Redemption Ports

Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, recently announced that Red Dead Redemption will be released on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on August 17, with a physical release following on October 13. The game will be priced at $49.99 / £39.99 and will include the Undead Nightmare DLC.

When asked about the price point by IGN, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick explained that they believe the $49.99 / £39.99 price is commercially accurate. He also mentioned that the Xbox version of the game is available via backwards compatibility for $29.99 / £24.99, but the Switch and PS4 versions include the Undead Nightmare DLC, making it a great value for consumers.

Rockstar Games stated in their announcement that the Switch and PS4 versions of Red Dead Redemption bring the classic game and its zombie-horror companion, Undead Nightmare, to modern consoles for the first time in a single package. Double Eleven Studios handled the conversion, ensuring compatibility with the PlayStation 5 as well.

Overall, Take-Two Interactive is confident in the price point set for the Switch and PS4 ports of Red Dead Redemption. They believe it offers a fair and valuable bundle for both new players and original fans of the game.