This shouldn’t come as a big shock but Rockstar’s upcoming game, Red Dead Redemption 2, has been delayed until Spring 2018.
The news was first reported on Rockstar’s website and they gave us a little explanation on why the decision was made.
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. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
It seems like Rockstar is following in the footsteps of Capcom in believing a product should be released when it’s ready. Capcom pushed back its Resident Evil 7 DLC because they believed it wasn’t up to the standard gamers would expect.
It has been a little over seven years to the day since Red Dead Redemption was released so fans are getting a little impatient for the new game and we don’t blame them. The sequel will be a console exclusive, like the last title, and become the third entry in the Red Dead series. The first entry in the series, Red Dead Revolver, was released in 2004 so these long development times are common when it comes to Rockstar published titles. Five years passed between the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and V.
The new title will be set across the vast American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware. Grand Theft Auto V was originally released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 before getting ported over to the current-gen platforms. From the looks of the new screenshots Rockstar released, it looks like the wait will be well worth it.
When the title releases, there will be PS4-exclusive content at first due to a deal with Sony. For those who want to experience Red Dead Redemption 1, it is available on Playstation Now as well as being part of the Xbox One backwards compatibility program. These are two options that will allow players to enjoy the game on current-gen hardware.
As for right now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is on track for release in Spring 2018 for Xbox One and PS4.
You can check out the new screenshots Rockstar released today below (plus the one at the top of the post). It’s not a lot, but it’s enough to keep us satisfied for now.