While avid gamers were recently let down by Rockstar Games' decision to postpone the "Red Dead Redemption 2" release date, it looks like not everyone is disheartened by the title's delayed launch.

Release date delay fans' reaction

"RDR2" was originally scheduled to hit the store shelves this fall, but much to the chagrin of fans of the hit western action-adventure video game franchise, its arrival was pushed back to early 2018. As expected, this piece of news stirred conversations among fans that have been waiting with bated breath to get their hands on the next installment in the “Red Dead” series.

Although a large number of "RDR" fans were disappointed, a few realized that the delayed release will actually enable Rockstar Games to come out with a better sequel.

Other gaming companies' reaction

EA (Electronic Arts) is not one to take pleasure from such hold-up that dash fans' hope. According to a report from Comicbook, this does not imply EA is daunted by "Red Dead Redemption 2" arrival either. In fact, the company is excited about the prospect such games create within the gaming industry.

While developers continue to support each other in the bid to propel gaming industry ahead, Blake Jorgensen, Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Arts admitted in the studio's latest earnings call that "RDR2" delayed launch took a load off their mind.

Why is this advantageous?

The deferred release of "RDR" sequel implied that EA will not have to compete with Rockstar Games' hotly anticipated title especially when they are gearing up to launch their own massive titles. If previously surfaced speculations about "RDR2" are anything to go by, it can easily steal the spotlight from any other title that launches along with it.

Jorgensen goes as far as saying the delay can actually open a little bit of opportunity for other gaming companies. The EA exec also explained how big titles such as "Red Dead Redemption 2" facilitate overall development of the industry.

Much awaited games such as "RDR2" not only drives game and console sales but also helps everyone associated with the industry in the long run.

That being said, taking on a bigger game while trying to launch their own big-name titles is definitely something that they will not have an urge for.

Another gaming behemoth, Ubisoft was the first to spill the beans about how "RDR2" delayed announcement will give them a relatively better release window for their equally anticipated titles that comprise “South Park: The Fractured but Whole" and "Assassin's Creed Origins."