We have disappointing news. Rockstar Games has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until Spring 2018. Here’s the tweet:
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) May 22, 2017
In the announcement, Rockstar explained that:
“This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans. We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer.”
While this is certainly disappointing, it’s probably for the best. Very rarely has a game suffered as a result of a delay, and I’m sure Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will be most happy with the finished product. In the meanwhile, you can enjoy these new screenshots, which were also posted in the delay announcement.