Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Delayed Until Spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018

Rockstar Games, the videogame studio owned by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, said on Monday the launch of its highly-awaited Western action-adventure videogame, "Red Dead Redemption 2", would be pushed to spring next year. That's the word according to Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick, who claimed that a game such as Red Dead Redemption 2 could afford to launch whenever it wanted to. "In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2".

Fans can expect more news this summer, although just when that might fall is anyone's guess. Furthermore, the developer stated that they needed more time in order for them to deliver the best game experience to its player base.

And then there is Rockstar's reputation. And one of the most universally known truths in the industry is that a game rushed will surely disappoint, as proven by a bevy of titles across the AAA and lower-budget markets.

Now about seven months later, the stock trades above $72 after announcing this delay. We believe that if you give people an extraordinary experience, they will show up for it.

Another factor is the one that Rockstar themselves have cited. "We are building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new-generation consoles". Five years ago, there was no such thing as recurrent consumer spending. There, the developers had to stay within the bounds and limitations imposed by the game's original version. It is consistently ranked as one of the greatest video games of all time.

This goes beyond mere graphics, too.

Some fans have expressed that they expected Rockstar to delay the game from the get-go, as Grand Theft Auto V was also met with a delay.

That said, we still expect fiscal 2018 to be a year of strong earnings and cash provided by operating activities for Take-Two, despite an unusually light release slate, driven by new releases of National Basketball Association 2K and WWE 2K, our robust catalog led by Grand Theft Auto, and innovative offerings created to drive engagement and recurrent consumer spending.

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