We reported on this a couple of days ago when it was just a rumour. Now, it’s been confirmed: Rockstar is re-releasing four of its games in a collection subtitled “Edition 1” – hinting at possible future collections.[drop2]The collection includes Red Dead Redemption, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition and L.A. Noire. We spoke about this on the podcast recording last night and we agreed that it was an odd mix of games to bundle together.
Red Dead and the GTA Episodes are similar styles of game in very different settings so they make some degree of sense. Players who enjoy Red Dead Redemption are likely to also enjoy Episodes from Liberty City. But Midnight Club?
That’s a street racer, completely different from all the other games in the box. And L.A. Noire has some of the same appearances and mechanics as RDR and Episodes but it’s not really a similar game. As Kris pointed out last night: the only way this collection could be weirder is if they put their Table Tennis game on it.
Are there really people out there that are fans of Rockstar releases enough that they want a product with such varied games collected in it? I suppose there must be.
So, let’s get to ideal collections. What four Rockstar games would you most like to see bundled? Mine would be GTAIV, Episodes from Liberty City, Red Dead Redemption and Bully.
Source: Business Week