Originally set for a Fall 2017 release, Rockstar Games has confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel to their 2010 Open World Western – Red Dead Redemption, will be delayed to a Spring of 2018 release. Rockstar Games gave the simple reasoning for the delay to the point of that they don’t believe it’s ready, stating in a blog post:
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.
As a bit of an apology or something to at least hold us over until we get more info on the game, Rockstar Games released 7 new screenshots for the game, which you can see below. Personally, with the Fall season as hectic as it is and knowing Rockstar’s content quality, a small delay isn’t going to hurt that much. We’re just hoping we hear more about the game soon.