Rockstar delays Red Dead Redemption 2 to 2018

Rockstar Games announced last night that it’s delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 to spring 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, a result of the fact that it’ll be Rockstar’s first rodeo on this generation of consoles and “some extra time is necessary.”

“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” writes the studio.

It’s an interesting time for the game to be making headlines again. Rockstar began teasing the title last autumn, originally setting a fall 2017 date, releasing a trailer, talking up the “online multiplayer experience,” and leaving PC fans to fret they’d been forgotten. In just the past few weeks, it’s seen the rise of a challenger in the previously barren American West MMO subgenre in the form of Wild West Online, which is embracing both its MMO nature and the PC platform.

Take-Two’s stock closed 9% down yesterday; its quarterly earnings report from this morning, however, shows the parent company has little to worry about, thanks to net revenue increasing by 26% over the period.

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Richie K

This has got to be good news for Wild Wild West Online.

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rafael12104

Hmm. Rock Star gets an autopass from me on these type of things. The deliver good games so, no problem in my book.

Am I to infer that Take Two is down 9 percent on this news? LOL. Investors are such Lemmings. (Remember Lemmings?). So, might be a good time to by some stock in Take Two!

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A Dad Supreme

As much as I’m looking forward to this title, I welcome this news.

I’d hate to see yet another highly expensive, rushed, and buggy game put out on the market only to have the usual dev excuses to follow.

I’m thinking specifically of Destiny and The Division here where they both wasted so much time explaining all the problems by pushing the game out too quickly.

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deekay_plus

in destiny’s case they were in dev a long time already, just that they had to scrap their story a year before launch due to internal drama both studio level and with acti suits.

which ofc we all know that somehow peter dinklage got thrown under the bus for by fans.

with division the leveling game up until after entry level endgame was solid even if their drop system and pvp stuff left alot to be desired. but also their paid dlc sucked (but some of the free patches is quite good actually). idk that it was a matter of rushing beyond lack of premeditiative qa on unforeseen exploits and failing to quickly and effectively ban exploit promoters (who happened to be their promotional partner influencers on youtube and twitch).

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thirtymil

“but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready”

…unless it’s the shambolic PC versions of GTA 3 or 4, but we’re hoping your memory’s too short for that.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m expecting to cross over into Console world when Scorpio is released, not just for the games, but also for a 4K blu ray player.
So this might be an essential game for that system.

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rafael12104

I’m really curious about Scorpio and, yeah, I’m leaning toward a purchase if it delivers the performance they claim. BUT, I would like an option to upgrade video. I don’t want to be sold another console in a couple of years because suddenly Scorpio doesn’t measure up.

Give me a way to update graphics later and you have my business MS.!

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Sray

The Scorpio is such a wierd thing: it has the stats of a next gen console, but you’ve got Microsoft swearing up and down that this is not a new generation of console. Feels like it’s a move to get Sony to shoot itself in the foot and release a Playstation 5 by Christmas 2018 (a bit too soon after the release of the PS Pro for most console fans’ tastes).

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silverlock

MS is also saying that while they wont have any Scorpio exclusive titles they will leave it up to dev’s to decide if their own titles will be exclusive or not.

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Sray

It sort of feels like the Scorpio is actually just a budget gaming PC (given that it runs on a slightly modified version of Windows 10), but with the support system of a console behind it. It could be a brilliant move: the whole Universal Windows Platform thing would make the Xbox and PC market essentially one and the same. This could be great news for PC gamers on one hand, and also terrible news for PC gamers on the other.

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silverlock

So will this really be a sunset title for the platforms or will they delay it yet again to be a launch title for the next gen?

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Estranged

considering the PS4 has just been upgraded, I wouldn’t expect an issue

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agemyth 😩

Why not double dip like they did with GTA5 :P

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Denice J. Cook

I’m really looking forward to this one, actually. Red Dead 1 was way better than I thought it would be (and it wasn’t nearly as morally bereft as GTA).

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deekay_plus

xbox360 multi minute load screens killed rdr1 for me :(

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Denice J. Cook

You know the original RDR disks play fine on any Xbone, right? :) That’s what I play it on.

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deekay_plus

does it have the origional loading times tho? that’s the question? >>

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Rhime

Until it actually is announced for PC..who gives at shit?

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Estranged

People that frequent this website do play the pleb console, I know, shocking.

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agemyth 😩

It is safe to assume it will come to PC with the success of GTA5 and its GTAO in particular on PC. There seemed to be numerous internal reasons why RDR never made it to PC or modern consoles. Development on RDR was rumored to be an effing mess (the time spent in development would support that claim).

I expect the traditional delay of 6 months after console release to a year before they will even say a PC version exists.

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Sray

Pretty standard for Rockstar. I’d been expecting this since they announced it originally.

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deekay_plus

yeah they always have delays but they always announce them well in advance too so not that big a deal. :P

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Sray

Unless your game is named Call of Duty, I always assume there will be a delay when you announce a launch window a year out.

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Armsbend

So what do we have so far for big fall releases? I can just think of Destiny 2.

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deekay_plus

likelihood that’s about it.

i’ve more or less got guild games planned out til around holidays because of that. have to see what comes at xmas.

are you gonna check out sc1 hd?

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Armsbend

Nah, I have SC2 and don’t play it often enough. I’m too old for RTS now. Too stressful.

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deekay_plus

ahhh we plan to stick to still custome games, assuming they are transferable from the orgiinal sc1 custom maps.

if that dosn’t happen we may skip that for some funsy short terms sc1 free custom maps play late summer.

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pepperzine

:(

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deekay_plus

good thing we’ll have wwo this fall to fill int eh gap on pc right @rockstar

XD

(notwtihstanding the rather unlikely case of wwo releasing on time XD).

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Armsbend

What is WWO?

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agemyth 😩

World Wrestling Organization

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deekay_plus

wild west online

edit they were gonna do a kickstarter but due to internet response to their teaser on rdr2 forums that people thought was a leaked rdr2 screen, they got fully funded and skipped ks and ea.

supposedly (but unlikely to happen) to be due out this fall. >>

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Zander

In my feverish button pressing attempt to tell you your too optimist to think WWO will be out this year, I accidentally gave you an up vote :(

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deekay_plus

except in the disclaimer i say it’s unlikely to happen? >>

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Zander

You are not right or wrong.

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deekay_plus

Zander
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Zander

Now your just silly.

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deekay_plus

i may be crazy

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