Prepare to wait just a little bit longer to play the open-world western sequel, Red Dead Redemption II. Rockstar Games announced today that the much-anticipated game has been pushed back (again) to October 26, 2018.
Rockstar Games was contrite about the delay, addressing the reason in a post on its website.
“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,” said the announcement.
This isn’t the first time Red Dead Redemption II has hit a release snag. First announced in October 2016, the western action adventure — which will follow outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang — was initially set for launch in the second half of 2017. That date was later changed to the second half of 2018.
At least Rockstar has now given us a firm date instead of a nebulous release window. That makes it easier to schedule a work illness in advance.
Red Dead Redemption II is technically a prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption. It will be set before the events of the first game and will feature a younger Dutch van der Linde, the leader of Dutch’s Gang in Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Redemption II will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26. As is the case with most Rockstar games, we can probably expect a PC release about six months later.