Rockstar has announced today *sob* that its upcoming open-world western, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed *sob* until 2018. We can’t handle this.
In a blog post over on the official Rockstar Games website, the famed publisher/developer explained that as the game is the first Rockstar title to be made specifically for current-gen consoles (GTA V was a port of the PS3/Xbox 360 versions,) the development team need to take a little more time to refine the game in order to deliver the best game possible. You know the drill by now, it’s the usual PR spiel.
Rockstar has promised to share more details about Red Dead Redemption 2 this summer, though we’re entirely sure if that means the publisher will be at E3. Rockstar is notorious for being a no-show at the annual industry event, but perhaps this year could be a little different? Nah, we’re not putting any bets on.
While Rockstar may say that the delay is in order to polish the game, we suspect things aren’t as clear-cut as they seem. Far Cry 5 was announced not too long ago, and then with the release of the teaser trailers pointing towards a similar(ish) kind of setting (middle America, c’mon, it’s close,) we reckon Rockstar doesn’t want to take any chances in putting its big release against any kind of competition. Still doesn’t make us feel any better mind, but at least there are a few new screenshots to gawp over for the next 9 months…