Red Dead Redemption 2 Set to Face Further Delays
Mike Sanders / 8 months ago
It’s high-noon that Red Dead Redemption 2 had some good news!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games out there. Recent delays, however, have caused some to express concern as to what state the game is currently in. If one was to believe the initial announcement, Red Dead Redemption 2 was supposed to be released this month. That deadline still has 10 days to become a reality, but I doubt they’re going to make it now.
Following the hype over this proposed release date, we, unfortunately, had to deflate our enthusiasm when we reported that the release date was being pushed back until Spring 2018.
Well, I’m afraid it is looking like more bad news as RDR 2 is set for yet another delay!
Another delay?! Why?…
In a report via Metro, Rockstar has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be released in its current financial year. Now while this isn’t necessarily saying that Spring 2018 isn’t still possible, to anyone who has ever had to submit a tax return, the writing on the wall isn’t good.
Most companies tax years run April to March. Therefore the absolute earliest this could be released, by Rockstars own admission is April 2018.
Now yes, April 2018 is still Spring, there are, however, some other factors here. If Rockstar thought this was still going to be ready in Spring 2018, they would have said so. Rockstar very shrewdly only confirmed that it would definitely not be released this financial year.
This means one of two things. Rockstar is preparing to post a drop in profits for the financial year based on mid-term projections. This is a possibility. The alternative is that they are attempting to discreetly shuffle away from the Spring 2018 projection.
Don’t get me wrong, RDR 2 could still get a Spring 2018 release, however, if you consider that for at least 2 of the 3 Spring months Rockstar has confirmed that it definitely won’t be, the writing on the wall isn’t good.
Be prepared for an announcement, probably October/November slating a release for Autumn 2018. That kinda makes the below poster even more disappointing.