Red Dead Redemption 2 launch window narrows – it won’t release in March

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 00:58 GMT

Red Dead Redemption 2 is still at least ten months away.


On Monday we learned that Red Dead Redemption 2, which we had expected before the end of the year, had been been delayed into spring 2018. That’s the American spring, of course, covering March through May. This news caused a 9% drop in Take Two’s share value, such is the excitement around the title. The game’s release has been narrowed down slightly in Take Two’s financial report for the fiscal year. Bad news: it’s going to miss March.

It’s reported in here that Red Dead Redemption 2 “will be (Rockstar’s) first game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that they deliver the best experience possible”. Scrolling down further, the report states that “Red Dead Redemption 2 is now planned for release worldwide in Spring 2018 (fiscal year 2019) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One”.

Fiscal year 2019 is an important clarification here – this means the game will be released between April 2018 and March 2019. With ‘spring’ still being targeted, that means the game should launch in either April or May, unless it is delayed again (which, obviously, remains a possibility – we’d be hard pressed to name a Rockstar game that hasn’t been delayed in the lead up to release).

When it finally arrives, RDR 2 will be available on PS4 and Xbox One.

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