Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To 2018 (Obviously)

If you had "autumn 2018" in the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay pool, congratulations. Rockstar announced today that the highly anticipated Western game will not make it this year after all.

Rockstar has delayed pretty much every game they have announced in the past decade, so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. The company initially targeted Grand Theft Auto 5 for 2012 before announcing a autumn 2013 release that was later delayed to September 2013, and Rockstar also pushed back the first Red Dead Redemption several times.

"We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready," the company wrote on the Rockstar blog. "We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer [in the US, winter in Australia]. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2."

The shots in question:


    Naw, mannnnnn....

    Expected from R* but still hurts

    If only I had a backlog of a couple dozen other games to play in the meantime. Oh wait, I do.

      yep, looks like it time to finally unwrap those babies. I might start with Uncharted drake collection.

    Those screenshots look incredible. Take your time R*, it will be worth the wait.

      I wanna be disappointed but those beautiful pics make me so happy theyre taking their time!

    R* should just adopt the Blizzard "Soon" & "When we think it's ready" release schedule. The games are worth any delay

      I'd say id was the first team to use "When it's ready" as a matter-of-fact response to release dates.

    It will run on my Switch right? Right.......

      Unfortunately for my TV watching other-half… no, no it will not.

      It looks awesome though. I’m hoping it has a 1st person view like GTA did, but I’m not going to freak out if it doesn’t.

    Good. Still have to play the first.

      Yeah, I plan to replay the first game sometime before 2 comes out, and it sounds like I'll have plenty of flexibility to choose when to do it.

    Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue.....

    Don't even mad. Take as long as you need - the hype will build up expectations that are not achievable to reach.

    Happy to wait, lots of other games to play. R* have earnt our trust so I’m happy to give them as long as they think they need.

    Plus this gives me a little bit more time to buy a Scorpio which I think will be a must-have for this game.

    I was already considering buying a second hand 360 just to play Red Dead Redemption since I have only a PS4 now and don't want to bother with PS Now, this might've just pushed me over the edge.

      I purchased an Xbox One S partly to replay the backward compatible RDR. It reportedly play at a consistent 30 fps.

    yeah graphics will be outdated by then.... we will be all in VR or trump will have net neutrality and the wall so no one can access it anyway

    its a joke guys

    Why do they even bother with dates? Just say "when it's ready" until it goes gold master. R* in particular have enough goodwill to get away with this. It's better than meaningless target dates anyway.

      Because it's a chance to publicise it some more.

    On seeing this on YouTube earlier today, I had a sneaking suspicion that this may well coincide with a next gen Playstation release. Time will tell ...

    More than happy to wait. Perfection takes time.

    Smart of them to get well out of the way of Far Cry 5.

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