Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked

A Polish retailer might have accidentally given us a better idea of when we can expect to journey back to the old west.

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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."

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    March 29, 2017 6:03 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked

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      March 29, 2017 9:48 AM

      Is it fairly safe to say it will be PS4 XBONE only at least at launch?

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        March 29, 2017 9:53 AM

        Hard to say. More and more companies are doing simultaneous releases, but some like Square, and to a lesser extent, Ubisoft, delay a week or so. Ubi's odd because some games are delayed, some aren't. Ghost recon was available on PC day one, whereas WatchDogs2 was artificially delayed.

        Rockstar's seen some pretty good success on PC, so they may have changed their tune from 2008.

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          March 29, 2017 10:01 AM

          Rockstar has never released on PC simultaneously with the consoles. Never, ever. And I don't expect it to change with this. In fact, we'll be lucky to get RDR2 on the PC at all. And if we do, it will be over 1 year later. That is the way of Rockstar. They don't give a fuck.