Many were frustrated when Rockstar Games announced the delay of “Red Dead Redemption 2.” It was initially set for a holiday 2017 release, but was later on moved to spring of next year. Whether or not this is for the greater good, the expecting community was not really pleased.

When the announcement came, the developers of “Red Dead Redemption 2” did not really provide specific details as to why such move was to be made. Rather, they went for a shady answer, informing the public that it was meant to make the release successful. This only made the angry fandom, well, angrier.

But of course, regardless of the reason, some players just did not buy it.

Why the delay has to be made

There are talks within the community suggesting that Rockstar Games plans to introduce some never-before-seen features to game. One such example is the so-called cross-network play, which will allow the integration of all platforms. This means that players from Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC will have the chance to meet at the virtual world of the game. As interesting as it may sound, this remains a rumor that should be taken with a grain of salt.

Others believe that the delay meant to provide the video game company with enough window and resources in developing the upcoming sequel for the next-gen consoles.

Basically, the studio wants to make the forthcoming sequel compatible with the soon-to-be released high-powered consoles. So far, this remains to be an acceptable idea in the community. There are a good number of players who think of it as the only plausible move the studio could make.

Why the delay is beneficial to the game and the studio

The Nintendo legendary game designer named Shigeru Miyamoto once said that “a delayed game is eventually good,” but “a bad game is bad forever.” This could simply be the story of the forthcoming title, though fans are having a hard time processing it. Basically, Rockstar Games just want to ensure that its team has the flexible timeline to bring the game into full existence.

Interestingly, the video game company has proven this in the past.

“GTA 5,” in particular, was also pushed back same as “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Of course, many were frustrated, as they had been expecting for the game since day one. Nevertheless, the move from the studio actually went well for the game. As clear as the blue skies, the title has become one of the most successful games in history.