Since the official reveal on October 2016, Rockstar has been slowly making progress on what is sure to be not only one of the company’s best game to date but also a strong contender for Game of the Year in 2018 with the heavily anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. After numerous delays and barely any information about the title available, Rockstar has finally lifted the veil and revealed when Gamers can expect to enter the Wild West again.
Set as a prequel to the groundbreaking 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption, the sequel will follow outlaw Arthur Morgan and his affiliation with Dutch Van der Linde’s gang years before the original game’s events. What’s interesting to note is that fans of the original should already know that Red Dead Redemption protagonist, John Marston (and his wife Abigail), were members of the gang in events before the game’s story so we may end up witnessing the beginning of John’s tale in this new title. Due to the secretive nature of Rockstar, not much is known about the story or gameplay mechanics… but come on, it’s Rockstar.
While the game was previously slated to come out in Fall 2017 then delayed to Spring 2018, Rockstar has finally revealed when the heavily anticipated game will finally release on store shelves.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date:
After much speculation as to if Red Dead Redemption 2 would make it’s Spring 2018 release window, Rockstar announced on February 1st on their official blog that the open-world Western will be released on October 26th, 2018. The short statement from the company read:
We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th, 2018. We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks.
Along with the message, Rockstar released six never before seen screenshots of the game which look breathtaking! It is not known if the screenshots were taken on the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, but so far it seems like all the work Rockstar is putting into this game is about to pay off!
According to the game’s official website, “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.” While it seems like we have to wait just a bit more for another trailer from the somewhat reclusive developer, it’s interesting to note that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have an online component. Whether or not it becomes a powerhouse like the ever successful GTA Online or it is a supplementary feature to the main story is yet to be seen.
It is also interesting to note that Rockstar’s statement reads they will be releasing more information “in the coming weeks.” While Rockstar usually stays away from big convention events like E3 or Gamescom, we could expect anything at anytime from the company as they seem to do things on their schedule and when you make games as good as Rockstar’s… take all the time you guys need!