Red Dead Redemption Delayed

Rockstar’s latest sandbox game Red Dead Redemption was due for release at the end of April but has now been pushed back until May 21st.

Speaking to Kotaku, Rockstar say that the delay was to allow for a little more polish to be added to the game:


With Red Dead Redemption, we felt that these extra few weeks will make a big difference in helping us deliver you an experience beyond your expectations.

Take Two’s CEO Ben Feder seems to have another reason for the game’s delay. During a conference call to investors he claims that the new release date was due to May being the “optimal time frame to release what is being hailed as the next generation of sandbox games”.

Either way, you’ll now have an extra month to save up after a hectic March.

Mafia II has been pushed back to somewhere between August and October and Take Two have also hinted that L.A Noire or Max Payne 3, both scheduled for quarter 4, may suffer a dely, too.