Rockstar Games is working on arguably one of the most anticipated games in the industry. Red Dead Redemption 2 is being made and will be making its debut soon. Previously, gamers thought the new title would arrive this fall, however, things have changed. Today, Rockstar is confirming a delay for Red Dead Redemption 2.

The publisher revealed Red Dead 2 will make its debut this coming Spring 2018. No longer set for fall release, this does not come as a surprise, given the developer’s willingness to delay a game if it needs to be. Grand Theft Auto V endured a delay before it ultimately arrived in September 2013.

I was fully expecting a delay for the upcoming open-world game, given the recent silence from Rockstar. One surprise note worth mentioning is Rockstar’s tease of new information for this summer. The developer says they are “excited to bring [gamers] more details about the game this summer.”

E3 usually is an event where Rockstar Games doesn’t show off its games. They did make an announcement for GTA V during Sony’s press conference in 2014. For the most part though, the developer tends to march to the beat of its own drum. While you may be disappointed with the news, Rockstar did provide seven brand-new screenshots for Red Dead 2. You can check out the new screens below.

Four characters ride horseback under the moonlight (Courtesy of Rockstar Games).
Who do you think is the person holding the two pistols (Courtesy of Rockstar Games)?
One of the towns gamers will visit in Red Dead 2 (Courtesy of Rockstar Games).
Riding trains will surely be a means of traversal in RDR2 (Courtesy of Rockstar Games).
The open plains; wonder what we’ll find there (Courtesy of Rockstar Games)?
The forests will be massive in RDR 2 (Courtesy of Rockstar Games).
This situation does not bode well, for peace at least (Courtesy of Rockstar Games).

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch sometime during Spring 2018. The game will arrive on PS4 and Xbox One. It is unknown if PC will ultimately receive the game. While it may not be at launch, I anticipate the title will arrive on PC eventually. Rockstar gave a statement regarding the delay.

“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,” Rockstar Games wrote. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Red Dead Redemption 2.

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