A European retailer may have accidentally narrowed down the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2.
VG247 reports that the Polish retailer Media Markt listed the game's release at October 3. That in itself isn't too uncommon, as retailers often make placeholder dates that aren't necessarily correct.
The added intrigue in this case comes from a reply given by Media Markt to a Polish game site, when it inquired about the source of the date. A Media Markt rep said the date came from the game's distributor, according to a translated reply. After the story was published, Media Markt's PR manager reached out to explain that the prior reply was in error. The store listing was also changed to a December 31 placeholder date.
It's enough oddity in one place that this could be a genuine slip-up with some rushed damage control–but it just as easily could be a misunderstanding or error. October 3 is a Monday, so if this is legitimate, RDR2 would probably hit on October 4 in North America.
For the time being the official release date stands at the much more vague "fall 2017."