few no video game developers that command as much respect and attention as Rockstar Games. With it’s stellar output and insane budget, Grand Theft Auto V is a great example of what happens when everything comes together correctly and receives the overwhelming critical and peer based reception that it did so receive. And that’s what they achieved during the last generation, many and more of us have been eagerly awaiting what they can do with the current generation’s Hardware.
But we’ll have to wait a little longer, unfortunately! Previously, the rough release date has been pushed back somewhat. Originally, Rockstar Games had said they’d be trying to push the game out for Autumn 2017 for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 (which would have seriously pushed 2017 into the pantheon of potentially “Best Year for Games Ever. Ever!”). But in an announcement that is sure to cause turmoil and heartbreak for anyone desperately waiting for news on this legend of a cowboy series, Rockstar Games have put an announcement out on Rockstargames.com detailing information on the upcoming delay and release of the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2:
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.
The disappointment is somewhat off-set by the decision to release several jaw dropping images at the same time as the delay announcement:
With some of the finest detailing I’ve ever seen on the image with the close up of the two guns to luscious and wonderful terrain and landscapes. The natural terrain and hunting aspects of the first Red Dead Redemption were some of the biggest draws of the game, and most certainly something that kept me coming back time long after I usually would have been done with the game. Those of us that played it enough will likely always remember the tumultuous pit in the stomach as a bear is closing in on you and you know you *need* to dispatch it using only a knife.
It really doesn’t matter at what point in the fiscal year Red Dead Redemption releases, or after however many delays, this game will sell big, sell hard and drive out anything else that makes the foolhardy choice to release in the same window. And I for one, can not wait!