Things are looking positive for the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Take-Two Interactive has said the game is going to be released on time, according to reports. The news comes after the game was delayed once already. Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two, confirmed the news to CNBC.
In an interview, Mr. Zelnick said that there are 1,000 people committed to getting Red Dead Redemption 2 out on time. Speaking to CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Zelnick said he is confident the PS4 and Xbox One western will actually come out on October 26. In his words:
“When I said hand on heart, it’s over 1,000 people at Rockstar Games with their hands on their hearts.”
However, the news should be taken with a grain of salt; there are a million things that delay the release between now and October. The game was originally going to be released in Spring but was delayed to October. Back in February, Mr. Zelnick was confident that the game would be released on time. At the time, he said:
“All of our labels are focused on releasing a title when they reach that apex of effort and perfection. And in this instance, Rockstar Games felt more polish was required, and naturally, we are in favor of that decision. The date of October 26 is set, and I am confident that will be the release date. We are incredibly excited about it.”
History Of Delays
However, Rockstar Games has a history of delays. The original Red Dead Redemption was delayed several times. Furthermore, its sequel has been delayed several times already. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to be released on October 26. However, that could change between now and then, due to it being delayed several times already. In addition to that, Special Edition details will be announced in June.