Rockstar Games just delivered some good and bad news about the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.
The good news is that there’s a ton of new screenshots that give fans everywhere a closer look at what’s in store. The bad news is that the release date has been pushed back to Spring 2018.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Delayed
Taking things to Twitter, Rockstar Games officially announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 is now set for a spring 2018 launch.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) May 22, 2017
As for the reason, the developers say that “some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.”
While that sounds good and all, it’s not enough to dampen the frustration that eager users got from the situation. Rockstar Games understands that, though, and offers an apology.
“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” Rockstar Games says.
Originally, Red Dead Redemption 2 was slated for a fall 2017 release date for the PS4 and Xbox One. No word on whether or not it’ll become available on the PC or the Nintendo Switch.
New ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Screenshots
Arguably to soften the blow of the bad news, Rockstar Games released a new batch of Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots, which are posted below:
In addition to the screenshots, Rockstar Games is expected to release more details this summer.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay Disappoints Fans
Needless to say, fans are disappointed by the bad news, and the screenshots did little to mitigate the ire of the people.
Still, some are taking it pretty A-OK.
@RockstarGames Wow. Quickest delay announcement I’ve ever seen. Nothing surprising though. And still hyped.
— Yan2295 (@Yan2295) May 22, 2017
Long story short, Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the most anticipated games of 2017 that’s now turned into one of the biggest titles of 2018, and Rockstar Games is throwing a bone in the form of screenshots to fans here and there.
Are you one of the many users itching to play Red Dead Redemption 2? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments below and let us know what you think of the delayed launch.