Red Dead Redemption gallops into the third quarter

by: Jeremy -
More On: Red Dead Redemption
 The April 27 release date for Take Two's Red Dead Redemption is a thing of the past as the game has slipped according to Take Two's recent financial report.  The game is being pushed back to May 18 in order to "extend the game's pre-release marketing period".  Do we believe that reasoning?  Why not?  
Honestly, it is a little late in the game for there to be anything altered in terms of programming or overall production.  Then again, the recent controversial rumors that have surrounded Rockstar San Diego regarding their "working conditions" could fuel other concerns with the reasoning behind the delay.  Everything really points to this being a financial move though as the delay is just enough to slip the game out for the second quarter and into the third, which is actually quite common in the industry.