Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Is Real This Time

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Red Dead Redemption 2 will release for PS4 and Xbox One on Oct. 26 Rockstar

Red Dead Redemption 2's release date has officially been revealed by Rockstar. According to the developer, we'll be setting out into the Old West on Oct. 26, 2018. Rockstar did acknowledge this is after the previously announced "Spring 2018" date, but said the extra time is being used to make everything perfect.

"We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018. We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish," Rockstar wrote in the announcement post. "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."

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A stunning view of Red Dead Redemption 2's environment Photo: Rockstar

This also proves all the previous "leaked" dates have been fake. While we have disproved a few of the rumors, others seemed possible enough. However, no rumor ever pointed to the game arriving late as Oct. 26.

Along with the release date, Rockstar has also posted a number of fancy screenshots. It wasn't mentioned what console was used to capture these screenshots, but it's likely an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. If a regular PS4 or Xbox One was used to capture these screens, then players are in for a beautiful game.

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Some impressive lighting seen in the new batch of Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots Photo: Rockstar

One notable absence from the announcement is a PC version for Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s so odd Rockstar has kept the entire Red Dead franchise, dating all the way back to Red Dead Revolver, completely off the PC. Hopefully the success of GTA V and GTA Online will make Rockstar reconsider a PC release this time around.

So what do you think? Are you excited to get started with Red Dead Redemption 2 this October? Do you think Rockstar will delay their Western epic once again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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