Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Redemption 2 in October 2016, teasing a fall 2017 release date. Now, the game slowly crept back into the limelight. A Reddit post showed pre-order cards for the game could be set to arrive in Target retail stores on February 5.
Red Dead Redemption 2 In Target
Dailystar.co.uk predicted that there is a coincidence between the pre-order date of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Super Bowl. This may offer insight as to what Rockstar Games may have up their sleeves. This may include a promotion in the works, which seems like a very common Rockstar gimmick when there are new titles about to be released. After all, one of the biggest games of the year certainly deserves an equally big marketing platform. What’s more, Rockstar’s profits from Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online, which suggests that the company has enough cash to buy an advertisement spot.
However, Rockstar Games doesn’t require a platform to announce its games. The game giant announced the Red Dead Redemption sequel at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The studio shared a tweet in October that was seen around the world. More news will come from Rockstar Games about Red Dead Redemption 2.
Grand Theft Auto Speculations
Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto Online led the peak of success. It is Rockstar’s cash cow. Tipster Yan 2295, a long time information hub of the GTA world, predicted a slowdown of updates for GTA Online. Rumors are spreading that the upcoming Red Dead Redemption sequel’s hopeful release this fall will more than likely effect further GTA Online updates.
All About The Game
Rockstar Games’ newest offering is an upcoming open world western adventure developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is a sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, the third entry in the Red Dead series.
Two days after its initial announcement, the studio used various social media platforms, as well as their own website, to release two teaser images in the color and theme of Red Dead Redemption. The teaser images led to magnified attention and elevated the stock price of its distributor, Take-Two Interactive, to almost six percent. Furthermore, on the day of its announcement for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, some fans started signing up for the game to be made available on Microsoft Windows. Based on the exclusivity agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment, some online game content will be timed exclusives for the PlayStation 4.
Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter predicts that the game will sell 12 million copies. This is during Take-Two Interactive’s second fiscal quarter in 2017.