Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until much later this year.
When Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced, it was set to be arriving in Fall 2017. It then got delayed into ‘Spring 2018’, a disappointing but a pretty expected delay.
That is no longer the case sadly, as the title has just seen its second delay. This news will see Rockstar pushing the title all the way back into October. Of course, as usually is the case with these delay statements, the cited reason is to provide more polish to get the game up to standard. The statement says:
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.
Of course, you know what they say, “A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.” Well, I mean that said, this isn’t entirely true in the world of patches and resurgence of games like Rainbow Six: Siege, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably the most anticipated game of the year. If it launched in a poor state, there’d be a disappointment that dwarfs what Mass Effect: Andromeda went through.
Rockstar doesn’t really put out duds and their games are usually real events for the industry. They have to get it right, and hopefully this extra time, while a little disappointing, should end up being totally worthwhile.