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Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018 - Official


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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. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/60210/Red-Dead-Redemption-2-Is-Now-Coming-Spring-2018

Screens look good though...

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In an announcement that is probably not altogether that surprising, Rockstar Games has officially confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until the Spring of 2018.

The game was originally slated to be released this Fall after an initial announcement that it was in production in October last year.

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The news comes in the wake of two separate rumors (that have now been disproven) concerning the game. One concerned an allegedly leaked screenshot that was later revealed to be from a different game altogether. Second was a rumor about a live action trailer being shot in Montana for an upcoming Western. But then that turned out to be for Far Cry 5, as confirmed by the recent teaser for the game welcoming players to “Hope County”.

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.

Rockstar’s official statement indicates that the delay is due to Red Dead Redemption 2 being the first game developed by the company entirely for the current-generation of consoles. This is as opposed to Grand Theft Auto V, which was merely ported to the new systems. Instead, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be developed entirely for the new hardware, allowing Rockstar to take advantage of the greater resources in ways GTA V could never have. To display just how much advantage they are taking of that new hardware, Rockstar showed off a couple of screenshots from the game too (check out the full gallery here).

As for new information about the game itself, Rockstar hasn’t revealed anything just yet. But we do finally know when to expect some kind of press release, and we won’t need to wait long. New information, and hopefully gameplay footage, will be shown off sometime this Summer, which makes us hopeful for a possible E3 appearance. While E3’s have usually been skipped by Rockstar in the past, they have shown off games there a few times and we feel that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a big enough deal to warrant a change in tradition.

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Many players who have been hotly anticipating the sequel to Red Dead Redemption are likely disappointed. However, at the same time many have expressed, in advance of today’s news, that a delay wouldn’t sadden them, since it merely means the developers are taking the time to create the best game they possibly can – something Rockstar Games has done before with GTA V, and the results speak for themselves.

Alas, our wait continues.

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Annoying. It wasn't that long ago when they gave us a release date of Fall 2017 - why not wait a month and give us a more accurate release date instead of saying "This is when it will be released! ... Actually na this is when it will be released." Seems like a bit of a jerk move.

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The delay sucks, I was right about 2018 but still - those screen shots are sexy! I am even more hyped about the game. I mean, I think I will just enjoy hobblin' around on my horse looking at the views. I can bet they don't even do the game justice either. 

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Yeah but must of seen this delay coming. Oh well. I am still hoping to get some more on the game. The screen shots are a nice start. I love the colors they used and the depth. Look very natural as far as the skies and trees go.

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I told my friend who is probably a bigger RDR fan then I, that it would be delayed. He bet me $100 that it is coming out this year. Guess who just bought himself a new phone? THIS GUY. I was waiting for a sale but didn't have to since I gained $100 a few days ago. Should be here Tuesday. 

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Been busy with work lately. I was one of the first to be crying over this but I am glad in a way seeing as this means they will be taking their time. The screens look lovely. I am even more excited to see what they do with this game based on those and this delay. Usually a delay means good things. 

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On 5/23/2017 at 2:20 AM, YellowDragon said:

https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

They changed it on the site as well... Not sure why they kept it saying Fall 2017 for as long as they did.

That is my only gripe with the whole situation. Like if you KNEW it was going to be delayed, why give people this false sense that it will be out in the fall?

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23 hours ago, DaveSpeek said:

That is my only gripe with the whole situation. Like if you KNEW it was going to be delayed, why give people this false sense that it will be out in the fall?

Yeah feels like we got shafted. It isn't like this is a new game or anything. RDR has an established fan base and it was kind of dirty the way they did it. 

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I guess I haven't missed much. Good news anyways... Ah well. The pictures of the game look great. The detail looks very good. I am not sure if I would be able to uncover anything from the ones they shared but it gives us something to do I guess haha

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On 5/29/2017 at 8:48 PM, HIGHHorse said:

The screen shots are nice but it is almost like they HAD to give us something out of pity since ya know, the game is now delayed for an entire year (well, just about). 

I was actually thinking the same thing. It felt like we showed up to a party that already ended and the host gave us a left over grab bag that has a stain on it. I mean yeah, I will make use of it but it was hardly worth missing the event lol

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