Rockstar Announces Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay Until Spring 2018, Probably for the Best

A Red Dead Redemption 2 delay has been announced by Rockstar Games, breaking its previously-advertised release date of Fall 2017. The game was supposed to launch during that time on Xbox One and Playstation 4, however it seems we’ll be waiting a few more months to get back in the saddle.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally announced in the winter of last year, around the same time that the Nintendo Switch was announced. However, we haven’t gotten any real details about the game until now, when Rockstar announced that there would be a Red Dead Redemption 2 delay.

According to the Rockstar statement, the reason behind the delay is because Red Dead Redemption 2 has been made from the ground-up for current generation consoles, and so more time is needed to ensure that the studio will be able to deliver a good product.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the first Rockstar game in the past few years that not only isn’t Grand Theft Auto, but also that hasn’t had to be built from the ground up. Red Dead Redemption was originally made on the Xbox 360 back in 2011, while Grand Theft Auto has been the primary product of Rockstar for six years, even through the transition from Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 to Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the first game in years that they’ve made for an entirely different console, without having anything to go on to start with. While the teaser for Red Dead Redemption 2 made it look really promising, apparently the time it’s already been in development isn’t enough for Rockstar.

Either way, hopefully we’ll see some more stuff at E3, despite the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay. In the meantime, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming out sometime in the spring of next year on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. There’s nothing official about a PC version yet.