Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Window Narrows Once More Following Previous Spring 2018 Announcement
Red Dead fans yesterday were given some, albeit vague, clarification as to when they could possibly expect the next stage in the Red franchise. After a slip of the tongue with one of the higher ups in a video, speculation of a launch around the same time as Destiny 2 were quickly squashed. The team behind the title expressed their sincerest apologies yesterday with their official announcement that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release was going to be delayed until Spring of 2018. It wasn’t all bad, they did supply a new gallery of screenshots to help soften the blow. Now thanks to the earnings call, we have some clarification on what the more approximate window would be.
With a Spring 2018 estimation in their announcement yesterday, the earnings call gave a little more insight into a more accurate window of release. According to Take-Two, Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be seeing the light of day until fiscal year 2019, which means no earlier than April 1st, 2018. That still puts it in that Spring window, but does allow for a wider margin should any other changes need to be made. The CEO of Take-Two had this to say regarding the delay:
Such decisions are not made lightly and are driven by our team’s unwavering commitment to unparalleled quality.”
As a side takeaway from the earnings call, during that same time the company mentioned that fans can look forward to “a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises.” Though that’s about as vague as vague can be, one can’t help (one being me) but to think that maybe, just maybe this might finally be the rumoured Borderlands 3 – I mean, it is officially in development and all. We can dream!
What do you guys think the new mystery title could be? Are you hoping it’s the next Borderlands? How about how your expectations for the Red Dead Redemption 2 release? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, and don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for our 24 hour news feed for all things gaming news and entertainment!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.