Take-Two Rep On “Red Dead” Sequel Delay

Earlier this week came the news that Rockstar Games had delayed the highly anticipated game “Red Dead Redemption 2” from a release this Fall to one sometime in the Spring next year.

Now a clearer idea of when it actually is hitting is coming out following an earnings call with investors where Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick explained the delay. Zelnick seems to be one of the few that gets that if a game is good enough, a release window doesn’t matter. He says (via GameSpot):

“For a title like this, I don’t think the launch window really matters. Red Dead Redemption went out in May and was an extraordinarily successful title. Consumers are consuming entertainment year-round now; they don’t stop in the summer months. We believe that if you give people an extraordinary experience, they will show up for it.”

The game is expected to make Take-Two’s fiscal year of 2019, which means will launch between April 1st and early June.