Red Dead Redemption 2 Set to Face Further Delays



/ 11 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.

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6 Responses to “Red Dead Redemption 2 Set to Face Further Delays”
  1. Gamer22 says:

    The conclusion made is:

    Rockstar is dead. Since 2013 no main title is launched. I was a big rockstar games fan. Red dead 2 is in indeed trouble in terms of development, if it’s not they should release new info this month. Nothing about bully 2, AGENT.
    Take two is making their profit just from GTAO as they have fear that they are nothing without gtaonline. I challenge you take 2 and rockstar that if everything is good in terms of development of future titles then release info about upcoming games in sept or by 1st week of October

  2. Hinjima says:

    2018 or 2019… I don’t care as long as the game is good. Rather wait for a polished and well done product than play a buggy and horrible game early.

  3. Mubble says:

    Worst journalism I’ve read in a while.

  4. Rob says:

    I wonder what happened or what they wanted to add/change that it didn’t end up coming out this fall. That’s a pretty decent delay so must have been some fairly big change or problem

  5. Levi Andrus says:

    Bullshit

  6. Adam says:

    March 21st is traditionally the beginning of Spring. Meaning that there is until June 19th (day before the start of summer) to release the game and it still be in “Spring”. Claiming that most of Spring has gone, 10 days into Spring, just seems like causing drama for no real reason.

    We will just have to wait and see, we all know Rockstar do their own thing and delays are well known with them, just seems this article has been created on very little information and a poor understanding of the seasons.

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