There’s three inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and Rockstar Games delaying a release date.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now coming Spring 2018: https://t.co/z4iypSBY53 pic.twitter.com/Dd3ZZDi6bE
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) May 22, 2017
The developer further clarified the delay in a statement posted to their website:
“‘Red Dead Redemption 2‘ is now set to launch Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 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.”
But rather than dropping the announcement and smoke-bombing back into the wilderness, Daddy Rockstar decided to instead appease fans by coupling the delay reveal with a swathe of new screenshots that look PANTS-SHITTINGLY INCREDI-FUCKING-BLE.
Jim: Wow, you work on Red Dead Redemption 2? What do you do?
Steve: Lately I’ve been doing tiny metal imperfections on the revolver hammers pic.twitter.com/cTpXcrk7Jm
— Kirk Hamilton (@kirkhamilton) May 22, 2017
YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS IT DOES.