Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2 release date leaked by retailer?

Oct 26, 2017
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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!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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if it wasn't for the fact they leaked the GTAV port releases i would just scream placeholder but .....
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....
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
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?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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)?
 

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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
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 

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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.