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Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay: “Such decisions are not made lightly,” Says Take-Two

Red Dead Redemption 2 delay was announced yesterday which brought no surprise us since Rockstar has a history of delays. The delay caused the company’s shares to fall. The 9% drop in the share price of Take-Two interactive was reported after financial markets closed that day. The stock price for the company dropped from $69.04 to $61.75. However, the share price saw a bit improvement but is still not at the point from it dropped after the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 delay.

According to Take-Two, making such decisions is not easy but their commitment to delivering the best experience is what matters the most. Which means they will not hesitate to delay a product if it means a better final result.

As announced yesterday, Rockstar Games has decided to move the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 to Spring 2018. As Rockstar stated, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be their 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. Such decisions are not made lightly, and are driven by our team’s unwavering commitment to unparalleled quality

Red Dead Redemption 2 was promised a 2017 release but now the title won’t be released until April of 2018. Red Dead is no longer a part of Take Two’s current fiscal year but still, the company expects to keep the revenues up courtesy of Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto Online, Mafia III, Civilization VI, NBA 2K17 and 2K16.

To make up for the delay, the developers released a number of screenshots for the game.