We haven’t heard much about Red Dead Redemption 2 since Rockstar Games announced the western sequel late last year… and now we know why. Today, the publisher confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t be released in Fall 2017 as originally planned. Instead, the game will now launch for the PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2018.
In a statement, a Rockstar Games representative pinned the delay on the development team’s desire to create the “best experience possible”:
This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.
We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready
In addition to the delay, Rockstar also promised that more details about Red Dead Redemption 2 would be revealed this Summer. And they also unveiled seven new screenshots from the game, which can be found after the break.