Red Dead Redemption 2‘s recent delay from spring 2018 to October 26th bummed us out. Fortunately, that delay will probably be the last, as Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said during a recent earnings call that he’s “confident” Red Dead Redemption 2 will hit its October 26th launch-date goal.
While that might not be total confirmation that another delay is impossible, it sounds pretty solid.
Zelnick also noted that, while Red Dead Redemption 2‘s delay was due to developer Rockstar Games feeling that “more polish was required,” sales for the game might also benefit from the fact that it’s closer to the holiday season.
“Heading into the holiday season can be a particularly powerful time,” Zelnick said, somewhat contradicting previous statements that he “[doesn’t] think the launch window really matters” since Red Dead Redemption 2 will most likely sell a boatload of copies no matter when it’s released.
Another potential reason that Red Dead Redemption 2 might have been delayed is to shoehorn recent trends into its multiplayer. A convincing leak from earlier this week suggested that Red Dead Redemption 2 will include a battle royale multiplayer mode, which might not have been under development prior to PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds‘ massive success over the course of 2017.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on October 26th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Game Rant