Take-Two Interactive CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has commented on Red Dead Redemption 2‘s delay.
“I think the purpose for the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 is to make sure that we deliver the most extraordinary experience that we’re capable of providing,” Zelnick said in an investor call, according to DualShockers.
“We haven’t run into particular issues, we’re building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new-generation consoles, and the pressure that we put on ourselves to deliver excellence to the consumers is extraordinary. And we want to make sure that the appropriate time is taken to deliver the best game that we can, and I think that’s what consumers expect of Rockstar Games, and that’s what Rockstar Games typically delivers.
“So we support emphatically the label’s decision, and we’re utterly confident that it’ll prove in time to be wise, first and foremost creatively and artistically, and economically as well.”
The delay has caused Take-Two’s stock to drop 9%. Seeking Alpha reports that Take-Two’s stock dropped from $69.04 AUD to $61.75 AUD shortly after the news.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now expected in autumn 2018 on Xbox One and PS4.