Red Dead Redemption 2 will likely skip E3 2017 this year
Many fans have been hoping for something connected to Red Dead Redemption 2 being shown during one of the big conferences, even though Rockstar hasn’t done so in a long time.
And while not mentioning it by name, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick has confirmed that the parent-publisher won’t be looking to make a big splash this year.
"It will be an interesting year for us," he told MCV UK.
"We're not really showing products. We have a corporate presence at E3, and we're excited to be there.
“We'll be meeting with investors and meeting with the press naturally, and meeting with retail partners.
“I think it's an important show and it's important for the industry, and it's very important for us as the number three company in the space to be there."
This suggests that nothing too mind-blowing will be revealed about Red Dead Redemption 2 during the expo, although it doesn’t totally rule it out.
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to 2018: Screenshots reveal ambitions
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date news arrives from Take-Two
Red Dead Redemption 2 NEW screenshots released
Mon, May 15, 2017
Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing in autumn 2017.
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The new Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots released by Rockstar
It follows the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until Spring 2018.
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Rockstar released a statement apologising for the push back in release date, explaining that the development team needed more time to polish the product.
Speaking about the move to delay the new title, Zelnick added: “Now we have an opportunity to focus on catalogue and focus on recurring consumer spending.
"We start by trying to delight consumers, so the question is can we build that engagement, and if we can, that engagement will translate into economics.
"What's exciting is even with a rather light frontline release slate – only our sports titles – we're still expecting to have an excellent year," he continued. "So we feel gratified by that.
“It's only really a six-month move [for Red Dead Redemption 2] and while we don't take these things lightly, Rockstar feels more time is required to deliver the excellence that they're hoping for – the excellence that consumers expect – and we respect their views.
“It's a choice that's occasionally been made in the past, and it's a choice that's always paid off."