Rockstar announced earlier this week that their upcoming game Red Dead Redemption 2 had been delayed. The executive of Take-Two has now shed some light on the situation in their earnings call.
According to GameSpot, Executive Strauss Zelnich states that the delays purpose is to “make sure we deliver the most extraordinary we’re capable of providing”. In the earning call, he clarify’s that the team has not run into any problems. However, as they are building a new game “from the ground up” this has resulted in a lot of pressure.
“We want to make sure that the appropriate time is taken to do the very best job we can and I that’s what consumers expect of Rockstar games and that’s what Rockstar games typically delivers.”
The earning call report also narrows down the timeframe for the release of the game. Yesterday we reported that the game would be releasing in Spring 2018. This is still correct but there’s now a smaller release period.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be launching no sooner than April 1st 2018. Take-Two has confirmed that the game will not be released until fiscal year 2019 which is between April 2018 – March 2019. This means that the new game will be coming in April/May 2017 giving players quite a while to wait.
However, Take-Two also reaveled that another game will be coming in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The game will be “a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises”. Sadly, no specifics are currently available on this title but it’s thought that this could be Borderlands 3.
With Red Dead Redemption being delayed, Take-Two has very few games this fiscal year. However, new WWE and NBA games are coming this year.
We will continue to update you as we learn more about the situation regarding Red Dead Redemption 2. The game should now be released next Spring.