Red Dead Redemption 2” is one of the highly anticipated games up for release this year. However, fans are upset about its numerous delays. Based on rumors, “Gta 5 Online” is the culprit behind the game's prolonged release.

What’s with “GTA 5 Online 5?”

According to Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two, Rockstar’s activities are adversely affected by “GTA 5 Online.” However, the delay is unintentional. Zelnick mentioned that 2019 is an ideal year to launch “Red Dead Redemption 2” but the game might get an earlier release date.

Rockstar, a sister company of Take-Two, announced that the GTA plans to release more content.

This move explains the considerable delay of the game.

Although the sequel to the cowboy game is exciting, it seems that “GTA 5 Online” is the company's priority. A lot of gamers might disagree with this decision, but the company’s decisions are final.

Interesting details

First off, the delay is only for six months. According to Express UK, Zelnick thinks that Rockstar needs more time to develop the game. It requires an in-depth study and further improvement to come up with the next best version of the “Red Dead Redemption.”

Excellence takes time. Focus and business decisions have delayed of the game, but it does not mean it is far behind. Game developers are sure to clock in extra hours to further improve the game.

Will it be as big as expected?

Zelnick assures fans that “Red Dead Redemption 2” is one of the best. The delay is a proof that a lot of efforts are in place to make the game more exciting. However, the 80 million units sold set by “Grand Theft Auto 5” is tough to match.

No other games have beaten the record of “GTA 5.” The "Red Dead Redemption" game may be a big hit, but Zelnick implies that reaching more than 80 million units may be impossible to achieve.

This assumption is backed by solid facts. The first installment sold 15 million units. Such success is utterly impressive. Unfortunately, it falls millions of units behind “GTA 5.”

What to expect

According to Trusted Reviews, the game might be launched in the spring of 2018. The setting is still in the Old West. The usual Cowboys and shanty towns are part of the game.

The game’s setting is available on some screenshots released by Rockstar Games.

The good news is that PS4 owners are the first ones to get a copy of the highly anticipated game. The announcement for the other gaming consoles is yet to be made.