Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't coming this fiscal year

Lena Tucker
May 24, 2017

"I think the objective for the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 is to make sure that we deliver the most extraordinary experience that we're capable of providing", Zelnick said in an investor call, according to DualShockers. The game was originally scheduled to be released this fall on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer. Rockstar has announced that the game won't be ready for its slated Autumn 2017 release, so has been pushed back until Spring 2018.

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Other Rockstar games such as "Bully" (an action-adventure game), "Midnight Club: Los Angeles" (a racing game), "L.A. Noire" (an action-adventure game) and "Max Payne 3" (a third-person shooter game) all experienced notable delays. Nearly every game they've ever released has highly positive to outstanding critical scores and enjoys the overwhelming adoration of fans.

The stock has been on an incredible run the last couple of years as the shift away from console games hasn't occurred and a eSports industry has built up around the mega console games. Five years ago, there was no such thing as recurrent consumer spending. The stronger hardware makes a vast array of improvements possible: more complex AI, more NPCs on-screen at any given time, dynamic effects in more contexts, greater mission and side-activity variety, foliage density, the magnitude of level-of-detail phases, draw distance and much more. Unfortunately, fans of the game are going to have to wait quite a bit longer as the company announced in a blog post that the game has been delayed. A lot of fans were disappointed that the game would be taking its sweet time coming out, but it turns out there's a pretty good reason as to why it was given a little more time.

Also during the call, Zelnick said it's an "extraordinary understatement" to say that Take-Two is highly confident in Red Dead Redemption 2's ability to appeal to a wide audience.

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