Red Dead Redemption 2 now has an official release date 1 year ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 now has an official release date

Finally, we know how long we have to wait!

First, we were told late 2017.

Then, a few months back, we were told "Spring 2018", which was nice and vague.

Now, at long last, Rockstar Games have announced when we can fully expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to hit the shelves, both physical and digital.

Drum roll please... Friday 26 October.

That is slightly longer than anyone of us had expected to have to wait, but if it means them putting out the best version of the game imaginable for PS4 and Xbox One players, then all the better.

If you haven't seen the gameplay trailer yet (which is absolutely visually stunning, by the way), then you can check that out right here:

Clip via Rockstar Games

Rockstar's official statement on the delay and the new release date is as follows:

Dear All,

We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018.

We apologise 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.

With thanks, Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 will actually be a prequel, with you playing a new character that will also cross paths with Van der Linde gang, who you'll remember from the first game.

While we certainly hope that the game doesn't get delayed again, we are looking forward to seeing how the hidden tie-in with Grand Theft Auto V (which we wrote about here) eventually pays off.

In the meantime, here are some of those new screenshots they mentioned above: