1. Simo

    Simo
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    So this week someone, I believe originally on reddit, found that Danish retailer coolshop.dk had changed their listing for RDR2 with a release date for Friday, June 8th. In the past Rockstar's releases have obviously released on Tuesdays like most titles but Friday releases have become common.
    https://www.coolshop.dk/produkt/red-dead-redemption-2/AJ45KT/

    If anything I thought it was just another placeholder, until this tweet brought up a interesting fact about the retailer..


    Sure enough, using Google-Fu and back in July 2014 the same retailer did leak the current gen ports dates for GTA V. Rockstar didn't confirm the date until 2 months later.
    http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/07/14/next-gen-gta-5-release-date-possibly-leaked-by-retailer

    Obviously back then the retailer was off by a few days for GTAV but the timeframe was correct. So what do you think ERA? I mean I was hopeful for May/June and was, well still am until Rockstar confirms it, fearing another delay to Fall 2018 so hopefully this turns out to be true!
     
  2. Ahasverus

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    Good timing. Summer is barren and it would dominate discussion for a long time. I'm in.
     
  3. janusfilmsfan

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    Gah. I was hoping for sooner.
     
  4. Bear

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    Could just be a random placeholder, but man I would be stoked to have a huge game like Red Dead to play over the summer.
     
  5. Bedameister

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    That would be a very good date
     
  6. Alcântara

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    Fall 2018, certainly.

    June is the E3 month. Any game launch in june.
     
  7. Bronx-Man

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    Last of Us launched June 2013.
     
  8. Neo-Rudo

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    if it wasn't for the fact they leaked the GTAV port releases i would just scream placeholder but .....
     
  9. ~Fake

    ~Fake
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    Man... Still way far.
     
  10. HeisenbergWW62

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    Seems realistic enough, although I was hoping/expecting may
     
  11. It seems equally likely that June 8 is the planned date now and that it will still get delayed into the Fall. We are talking about R*.
     
  12. LewieP

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    Someone double check with Brandon Jones.
     
  13. Ctlead

    Ctlead
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    Not a bad date. As long as it isn't delayed to Fall, then whatever.
     
  14. ZeoVGM

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    Why would E3 happening one week in June have any relation to a game releasing? It happens all the time.
     
  15. Alcântara

    Alcântara
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    A exception, I guess?

    I don't know. Rockstar live outside of game industry in some way. It has its own rules.
     
  16. chandoog

    chandoog
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    WAY too soon. This is not coming out till Q3-Q4
     
  17. silva1991

    silva1991
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    About what I was expecting.
     
  18. TheGameshark

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    I still think it gets delayed to fall.
     
  19. II JumPeR I

    II JumPeR I
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    Isnt this coming in Spring and not in Summer?
     
  20. bombshell

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    Batman Arkham Knight released June 23, 2015.

    Big games can launch in June, I don't know why you think they can't.
     
  21. HeisenbergWW62

    HeisenbergWW62
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    Summer starts June 21
     
  22. Simo

    Simo
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    Lol yeah I originally brushed it off as that too until their history was pointed out. Hoping it's around that time, Rockstar have been quiet again of late....
     
  23. Raptomex

    Raptomex
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    Looking at Rockstar's track record, even if this is accurate, I predict a delay. It was already delayed so who knows. Rockstar is usually good about keeping things close to the chest.
     
  24. More kids to spend summer job money on Buffalo Bucks hell yeah
     
  25. Alcântara

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    It's logical. Why launch a game at a time when the conversation is basically dominated by just one thing?

    Yes, of course, games can be launch in june, but but not like months like March, October, November, and others, you know?
     
  26. Ctlead

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    I doubt that. It's already been delayed from Fall 2017.

    If we hear nothing from Rockstar by next month then yeah, all hope is lost. :/
     
  27. Theorry

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    Nice date but wont happen. We only got 1 delay so far of the 5.
     
  28. YaBish

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    That would be perfect timing for me, so it probably won't be that date.
     
  29. Grim Patron

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    PC!!??????
     
  30. mindsale

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    That's a believable date, but it's a just a hair too far out to be anything but a placeholder I feel.
     
  31. RoboPlato

    RoboPlato
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    I was expecting it around May but this date works if it's legit. Hope we see something from the game soon.
     
  32. Hawkeye 131

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    Wouldn't be the least bit surprised by this, summer can be a bit dry for major releases and given the pedigree of the brand combined with the market conditions this could be huge. I mean it's Red Dead Redemption and R* for crying out loud it's going to sell like crazy no matter when it releases. R* does what R* wants.
     
  33. nDesh

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    Edit.
     
  34. Dick Justice

    Dick Justice
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    I guess that means 2020 for the PC version.
     
  35. Yerffej

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    For how long it's been gestating...naw.
     
  36. Scrobbles

    Scrobbles
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    I guessed May like RDR but I can buy early June
     
  37. I'll still go for September/October at the earliest.
     
  38. EightBitNate

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    Rockstar could release a game during an alien invasion and it’d still sell like gangbusters.
     
  39. Bond

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    June would make sense, as nothing releases in the Summer. I still think Rockstar Games will get delay the game for a September/October release.
     
  40. Septimus

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    Is Red Dead Redemption 2 being worked on by the entirety of R* San Diego AND R* North? Or is North working on their next project (presumably GTA6)?
     
  41. Bond

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    Rockstar Studios. I believe it will be a combined effort
     
  42. I was hoping May but I’d live with this.

    Let’s hope there is no final delay until fall
     
  43. FelipeMGM

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    Was guessing May but thats also a great window and my birthday (and Kanye West birthday as well) so Im gonna hope its correct
     
  44. Allyougame

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    Specifically, June 8th is the Friday right before E3 (June 12-14). Recall last year EA had their presentation on Saturday, with Microsoft and Bethesda choosing Sunday as well.

    As for the date itself, I don't see a problem with it. Start selling copies in the Summer, continue through the Fall and holiday seasons, keep building the online userbase. The original Red Dead Redemption launched May 18th/21st in NA/EU after all.
     
  45. Anth0ny

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    PLEASE GOD PLEASE
     
  46. Schaft0620

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    We really need some more RD2 news.
     
  47. Gotdatmoney

    Gotdatmoney
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    Red Dead Redemption launch in May. I don't know why June seems so impossible.
     
  48. NovaXz

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    I was figuring it would be May like the first one, but early June works as well.
     
  49. Karspankey

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    I'm vibrating at the thought of what gameplay will look like. I really want Microsoft to do a 4K patch for RDR to hold us off :P
     
  50. meppi64

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    Red Dead Redemption always felt like a summer game to me. Don't know why that actually is.
    Especially when thunderstorms and such break lose. Just the perfect atmosphere I guess.
    So I'm hoping this is correct.