Red Dead Redemption 2 recently got delayed to early next year and fans of the franchise were not exactly thrilled with Rockstar delaying the game. However, other publishers are certainly happy about it as Ubisoft is quite happy with the delay and now EA has revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 delay presents an opportunity.
During the recent earning call for EA, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay provides “a little bit of opportunity” for EA itself and other publishers. However, he added that big games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 can help the industry grow.
What we’ve found historically, we’ve had many times where we’ve gone into quarters that looked daunting because of the competition. Think back to [Grand Theft Auto V] when it came out, and what we actually found is it grows the overall market. It drives console sales. Oftentimes, many of those titles get bundled to help drive or reduce the price of a console for the consumer, and it drives excitement in the marketplace, and we like that. It benefits the consumer and it benefits us because it generates a lot of buzz around games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 comes from Rockstar Games following the success of GTA V, however, Take-Two doesn’t expect it to be as successful as GTA V.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that the company does not expect the upcoming Red Dead Redemption sequel to be on the same level as GTA V. He added that it is unlikely that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to achieve the success of GTA V.
While the game has been delayed but, according to Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick, the release date does not matter for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world western action adventure game in development at Rockstar Games and is scheduled to launch in early 2018. The game is a console exclusive, however, according to a leak, we might see a PC port of the game.