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Spring 2018 Release Estimate Removed From Red Dead Redemption 2 Site


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We’re just a few hours away from the big Red Dead Redemption 2 press release stream Rockstar teased some time ago, and the changes to the game’s official online presence have already begun, though they are pretty minor and easy to miss – however, they are indicative of what to expect during the stream itself.

site_new-800x578.jpgThe new site, without the release date’s estimate.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s official website has been pretty bare, with just the announcement artwork, a few paragraphs of vague description, the announcement trailer and links to pre-order the game. In addition, there was an estimate for the release date plastered across the site, stating that the game will be coming in Spring 2018 (which is the second estimate following the game’s delay).

Today, the website went through a minor change – the release estimate is gone. The site no longer professes the game to be coming in the Spring of 2018, which means one of two things. Today’s stream will either reveal a concrete release date, or it will bring with it news of yet another delay.

Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t been overmarketed, to say the least. While Rockstar has a tendency to do things differently, and conduct the marketing of their games in a rather eccentric manner. However, the way they handled Red Dead Redemption 2 up until this point is odd even by their standards, with the absolute minimum effort put into gaining publicity. Even when compared with the pre-release schedule of their previous big title, GTA 5, things seem slow.

site_old-800x578.jpgThe old site.

This general lack of information or communication from the developers led many to fear a second delay is coming, and the fact that we’ll get a major press release today doesn’t change that possibility. We’re seriously hoping it doesn’t happen, but the signs are not promising.

Whatever comes of the stream, we do know that something will change about the release estimate. It may get more specific, or it might get pushed out. Keep your eyes on our feed as we will be covering the 11:00 AM ET press event as it happens.

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48 minutes ago, DiamondDave said:

I don't get why they would remove this unless they feel it will get delayed again. Maybe they are playing it safe so people don't get pissed again?

You could be right or maybe they know something we don't. I mean they are hella good at keeping secrets, clearly. I could bet you that we won't know much more about the game until they are ready to release it.

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3 hours ago, ChrisCr0ss said:

Yeah it was still shown in the trailer so had it really been a cause for concern, it would not have been there. They have plenty of time yet so I am not concerned over them removing it from the site at all. 

https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

its back regardless so we can all just breathe a bit easier now. lol

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On 9/28/2017 at 3:13 PM, D3x said:

They have it in the trailer though so my guess is that they are just updating the artwork for the page. I wouldn't overthink this or anything. 

This is basically what happened here. They removed it from the site while they were updating the page. It says Spring 2018 again as mentioned above. I checked for myself to make sure. I am not sure how long it was removed for but it couldn't have been that long considering I seen it earlier today.

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