Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick has commented on the recent announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2’s delay.
The following was stated during Take-Two Interactive’s quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, in which the CEO was asked to give some explanation regarding the push back.
“I think the purpose for the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 is to make sure that we deliver the most extraordinary experience that we’re capable of providing.
We haven’t run into particular issues, we’re building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new-generation consoles, and the pressure that we put on ourselves to deliver excellence to the consumers is extraordinary. And we want to make sure that the appropriate time is taken to deliver the best game that we can, and I think that’s what consumers expect of Rockstar Games, and that’s what Rockstar Games typically delivers.
So we support emphatically the label’s decision, and we’re utterly confident that it’ll prove in time to be wise, first and foremost creatively and artistically, and economically as well.”
I couldn’t agree more. In fact I cant think of one single Rockstar Game that I’ve played, and not thoroughly enjoyed. Rockstar are known for their crisp visuals and massively intriguing stories, and while Spring 2018 may be a long way away, it’s one I have no doubt will pay off.