Rockstar Games has announced that its much anticipated game, Red Dead Redemption 2, has been delayed until Spring of 2018. Rockstar gave no reason for this delay other than stating that its team needed some extra development time to make sure they could give fans “the best experience possible” when the game launches on PS4 and Xbox One.
The Red Dead Redemption sequel was announced back in October of 2016, with a target release window of Fall 2017. But after that, fans heard very little about RDR2, and Rockstar has stayed tight-lipped about the game’s progress until now.
This delay doesn’t come as a surprise to many fans, as Rockstar has a considerable track record for postponing its releases. The original Red Dead Redemption was slated for release in April of 2010 and got delayed by a month for a May launch. Grand Theft Auto IV was initially slated for a Fall 2007 release, but didn’t hit shelves until April of 2008. And even Grand Theft Auto V saw two separate delays after its original March 2013 launch window — first to May of that year, then to its final launch date in September.
Only time will tell if Red Dead Redemption 2 really will drop this spring, or if fans will have to wait even longer for Rockstar to polish this long-awaited sequel.
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