Red Dead Redemption 2 Releasing in October After Another Delay

Gaming article by Andrew Otton on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 13:15
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October 26, 2018
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For those looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2, the news is bittersweet. Originally set to release in the fall of 2017, it was delayed until the spring of this year. Now the highly anticipated Western open-world game has been delayed yet again. However, this time we have a release date: October 26, 2018.

One thing that will be conspicuously missing for many is no mention of a PC version for Read Dead Redemption 2. There's no mention in the post itself or the tags, which list the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The last game to be released in a similar window on consoles and PC by Rockstar was Max Payne 3 back in 2012, with the PC version coming out a mere two weeks later. Of course, it's hard not to notice the almost six year gap since that game released.

The more comparable game is likely Grand Theft Auto V. It released in September of 2013 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and a PC version was not announced until E3 the following year. GTA V then didn't release on PC until April 2015, 20 months after the game initially released. It's likely not fair to say that we can expect a similar gap, if there is going to be one at all, for Red Dead Redemption 2, but it is not unheard of.

Not much news has come out about the game since its initial announcement, either. The biggest look into the game came in September of last year with the release of a trailer that dove into the story of Red Dead Redemption 2. In it we learned that it is a sequel to the original Red Dead Redemption and follows a gang of outlaws as they rob their way across America.

Not many big name games have had their release dates shown for 2018, but we can all imagine they'll be steering clear of late October.

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