Red Dead Redemption delayed to May

Previously set for a worldwide release in April, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption has been pushed back to May, information coming from publisher Take-Two’s first quarter fiscal 2010 earnings report reveals.

The Wild West-themed open-world shooter is now scheduled for a May 18 release in North America and May 21 internationally; “the optimal time frame to release what is being hailed as the next generation of sandbox games,” according to CEO Ben Feder who, speaking on an earnings call today, said the extra few weeks will give the publisher that much more time to support the launch with a comprehensive “blockbuster marketing campaign.”