‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Has Officially Been Pushed Back Until Mid-2018

There’s three inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and Rockstar Games delaying a release date.

That’s not a bad thing, mind you. Far from it.
The notoriously perfectionist production house has a noted and famed preference for only releasing a game when it is completely finished and at its best, rather than rushing a sloppy game out to meet retail deadlines in the hopes that future patches will appease braying gamers.
So when they revealed that the stupidly hyped ‘Red Dead Redemption 2‘ would be copping a Fall (read: our Spring) 2017 release, it was rightly met with a combination of unbridled enthusiasm, a half-cocked eyebrow, and a sarcastic quip of “yeah righto.”
Lo and behold, Rockstar have announce the first (and hopefully only) delay, revealing earlier today that the game is now set to arrive on shelves both physical and digital in Q1/Q2 2018.

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.

Holy crap, look! The sunbeams shimmering through the trees! The trodden-in dirt textures on the town roads! And does that revolver hammer have metal imperfections?


Take your time, Rockstar. Whenever this eventually arrives, it is going to rule.

Source: Rockstar Games.
Photos: Rockstar Games.