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It’s Been A Month Since Rockstar Promised More Info In “Coming Weeks”


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The Red Dead fan community has weathered two delays and long bouts of radio silence from Rockstar Games, yet managed to maintain hype and excitement in the face of barely any information being provided about Red Dead Redemption 2.

When Rockstar announced the latest delay, they also stated that we’ll get more info in “the coming weeks” – that was a month ago.

It was easy to get one’s hopes up upon reading that announcement (aside from the actual delay of course!), as many games see pretty active and lively pre-release marketing, and Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar’s previous release, though similar initially, also had a lot more hype material going for it.

The “coming weeks” statement felt like it would mark the end of the general “lack of info” that characterized the first year of waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 and that things would be kicked into gear.

Alas, after a month, there hasn’t been a peep from Rockstar.

While we did receive a batch of new screenshots with each delay announcement and two trailers in total, that’s not a lot to show for over a year of anticipation, and we’re already almost half a year beyond the game’s initial launch period.

To think that at one point we assumed we’d have been playing the game for months come today, and yet here we are knowing barely anything about it!

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So what has been keeping the hype alive in the meantime? Even if a game is really popular, such persistent silence is bound to erode the excitement, right?

In the case of Red Dead Redemption 2, that’s only partially correct. While the community interaction seen on forums and other discussion boards has decreased, it has only done so marginally, and engagement it still maintained. At the same time, the press is still all over the game producing a torrent of coverage of… nothing, really.

Something about the game is drawing people in with such attraction that even the lack of information from any official source isn’t stimying the hype the game has accrued. While feeding off the fame and popularity of the previous title in the series, Red Dead Redemption from 2010, has undoubtedly helped, this is nonetheless unusual dedication from the fanbase.

In any case, we remain hopeful that “the coming weeks” does not refer to the very loose interpretation of that statement which could mean any amount of weeks between the announcement of the delay and the game’s actual launch.

While saying “any day now” may ring hollow after all this time, it’s still in Take-Two’s and Rockstar’s best interests to keep Red Dead Redemption 2 in the spotlight.

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10 hours ago, NewsBot said:

Alas, after a month, there hasn’t been a peep from Rockstar.

Show of hands who is surprised? 

This is typical. I think this was mentioned before that Rockstar will likely just sit on the fact that they gave us a date for months. 

 

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6 hours ago, Skrylaxx said:

Show of hands who is surprised? 

This is typical. I think this was mentioned before that Rockstar will likely just sit on the fact that they gave us a date for months. 

 

I'd rather them be working on the game than pandering to a few impatient customers. 

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On 3/7/2018 at 8:27 PM, DiamondDave said:

They don't have to release us anything until they are marketing for the game's release. That is usually about 2 or 3 months before the release date. I am not expecting anything until July or August. 

This is what I was thinking. The earliest we will see anything new in terms of gameplay or anything like that will not be until summer. The earliest being E3 but possibly not till August. 

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On 3/20/2018 at 5:43 PM, YellowDragon said:

We will likely get some stuff over the summer I am sure. Maybe they will show off some of the game at E3 or host a small thing themselves. 

 I am thinking we will see something in June as well. They have no reason to give us anything new in April or even May.

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I never understood why anyone would opt out of showing their game if it is ready at E3. I don't watch it or follow it but so many people do. It is like a national holiday anymore. I just can't see them passing up a chance for that either. I could be wrong because they have done questionable things in the past. 

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On 4/2/2018 at 8:04 PM, LinXX said:

I never understood why anyone would opt out of showing their game if it is ready at E3. I don't watch it or follow it but so many people do. It is like a national holiday anymore. I just can't see them passing up a chance for that either. I could be wrong because they have done questionable things in the past. 

Beats me. I am with you, I don't actively follow but it would make sense to market there with all the gamers being present and the free publicity. 

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