Rockstar Games has confirmed that the previously announced spring 2018 release window for Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be happening.
In a recent blog post to its game users, the gaming company announced that the coming title will now launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 26. Previously, the game was set to release sometime in spring 2018, which followed an earlier delay that said the game would launch fall 2017.
Rockstar also said in the blog post that this gives developers more time to refine the game. It also apologized to fans disappointed by the delay. They further went on to thank players for their patience and ended by saying they look forward to sharing the game with them. According to them, more information about Red Dead Redemption 2 will be arriving in the coming weeks but gave no details as to what exactly will be announced.
The long wait for the game isn't new to fans of the Red Dead series. Although this is the sequel to Red Dead Redemption, it is the third entry to the franchise. The first title, Red Dead Revolver, launched in 2004, then the follow-up to that, Red Dead Redemption, arrived in 2010. Now, the Red Dead Redemption sequel is arriving in 2018.
Meanwhile, Rockstar released a plethora of vibrant and detailed screenshots of the game to ease the pain of fans for the new delay. Images can be viewed in the gallery above.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Plot Details
The new Red Dead Redemption game will follow two different people, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang. Players will follow their story as they fight, rob, and steal their way across the United States as they try to survive.
The western-themed open world game is a single-player game but also features an online multiplayer mode.
News regarding the title had been scarce of late. In September last year, the title got a second trailer. Also, back in May 2017, gamers got a few screenshots showing off the environment. Prior to that there was the official Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer.
The second installment to Red Dead Redemption will arrive for both the Xbox One and PS4 titles.
There has been no word for the Nintendo Switch or even a PC release to date. The first Red Dead Redemption game wasn’t available on PC so this could also be the case for its sequel.
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V game, however, released on PC.