Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until Spring 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One. The extremely highly anticipated open world title from Rockstar was originally slated for release some time this year, though no specifics were shared. Now Rockstar has made it official, pushing the release into 2018.
“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” explained Rockstar. “We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer.”
Along with the promise of more details came a selection of new screenshots. You can see one of them above, and can click here to see the rest. The game is looking very good, with some very impressive graphical details showcased in these new screenshots.
Rockstar always has good looking games, though the large nature of the open world action causes them to have to pull back in some areas. They seem to be technical wizards though, delivering some amazing looking games that exist in huge worlds, and often on very underpowered consoles. It still amazes me that GTA V could work on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
This will be their first exclusively current gen open world game since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One. This means we could see one of their biggest and best yet. Many gamers are also hoping for a PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2, but none is promised just yet.
In fact, this being Rockstar’s first game exclusive to the newer consoles seems to be a major cause of this delay, with Rockstar saying “some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans”. As usual, delays aren’t fun for fans who are excited to play a new game, but it’s good to know that the developer is taking it seriously and wants to deliver the best experience they can.