‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Launch Date Delayed Until 2018

The fans of Red Dead Redemption 2 will have to extend their patience a little longer. It seems that Rockstar Games is not intending to release the sequel until spring 2018. This was essentially what the game publisher has announced recently.

Previously, Rockstar has scheduled the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 this coming fall. But this latest news has already superseded that. The video game was supposed to be in development for Xbox One and PS4. Naturally, the game publisher says there are valid reasons for the delay.

Rockstar Explains The Reasons For The Delay

In its twitter post, Rockstar said it is delaying the title launch to ensure that they will deliver "the best experience possible for their fans." The game publisher explained that the epic story of Red Dead Redemption 2 is set across the vast and unforgiving heartland of America. Since it will be their first game developed from scratch and designed for the latest consoles, they need extra time to ensure that things will not go haywire.

Perhaps to assuage the feelings of Red Dead Redemption 2 fans, the game publisher said that it will come out with more news about the game this summer. Rockstar also recently released a number of fresh screenshots of the game. The high def quality of the screenshots will give fans an idea of what they can expect when the video game is finally released.

Company Stocks Are Already Being Affected

Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is already being affected by Red Dead Redemption 2's launch date delay. Its stocks closed at $62.56 after-hours trading on Monday, down from $69.04 the previous trading day. The company is supposed to release its earnings report on Tuesday.

Aside from Xbox One and PS4, it seems Take-Two is also planning to release Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, the Switch version will not suffer the delays that the two other platforms were subjected to.

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