Surprising absolutely no one, the recent reviews of Rockstar’s latest masterpiece Red Dead Redemption 2, has led to publisher Take-Two’s stocks skyrocketing.
Take-Two’s stocks have taken a hit in the past couple weeks due to an interview with Dan Houser, in which the developer inadvertently stirred up a controversy surrounding “crunch time” in game making and the issue with certain employees working 100-hour weeks to finish Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar has since clarified the issue and even allowed their employees to take to Twitter to prove that the company has never forced anyone to work an obscene amount of hours unless they chose to.
However, since reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 have started rolling in, Take-Two’s stock has risen dramatically to roughly $120 USD which is a gain of about 9%. Essentially, that is almost four times the increase of the overall NASDAQ average gain today, which Take-Two is a part of.
While that is a great bounce back, it still does not reach Take-Two’s highest, which was in late September, at roughly $138 USD.
Positive reviews are everywhere regarding Red Dead Redemption 2, and the game now stands at an incredible 97% on Metacritic. That score just inches by the original Red Dead Redemption‘s of 95% back in May 2010. The game has gotten perfect scores almost across the board and has earned Metacritic’s ‘Must-Play’ designation.
The game is likely selling gangbusters at this very moment and will continue to well into November and beyond. November will also be seeing the launch of Rockstar’s Red Dead Online but the developer has yet to reveal any kind of release date for the service and not much is known about what players will be experiencing when they hop online.
Have you been enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2? Will you be joining the legion of Red Dead fans come November for Red Dead Online? Let us know in the comments below!
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