Following the recent announcement from Rockstar Games that Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed, initially I was not very surprised. In this day and age, video games get delayed all the time. This gives developers time to improve upon the finite details of the game to make every single intricacy of the game to be damn near perfect. The Red Dead Redemption 2 delay was something that should have been expected based upon Rockstar Games past history, and it probably won’t matter in the long run because this developer always delivers when the time comes for gold master.
As detailed in this article from Polygon, Red Dead Redemption isn’t the only series that has been through delays from Rockstar Games. As recent as a couple years ago, gamers experienced the same type of delay with one of the most successful titles of all-time: Grand Theft Auto V. Game announcements should be taken with a grain of salt from Rockstar as just before it is released to the public, they work on polishing the game to make it as perfect as it can be. And that is a testament to the developer as nearly every game that Rockstar produces is top notch – even if the game is as basic as playing a game of table tennis.
It seems as though the release date may only be set as a placeholder for fans to help build hype for the games they produce. Which may come off as initial frustration for many fans, but for ones that come to expect this from Rockstar Games, this is something that shouldn’t really matter at all. When it is all said and done, the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay will not hurt sales for the game. And what is even better is the fact that we will receive a game that is fully polished with minimal issues, better quality, and no hiccups. So I for one welcome this delay with open arms, and look forward to playing Red Dead Redemption 2 without any major issues at launch, and playing a game that will undoubtedly be one of the top games for 2018. What are your thoughts on the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay? Does it matter to you? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!