'Red Dead Redemption 2' delayed until 2018

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Rockstar Games -- makers of the hit action video game series Grand Theft Auto -- announced Monday it will delay the launch of its next project, Red Dead Redemption 2, to next year. The Western-themed adventure was originally scheduled to launch this fall for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but has been pushed back to next spring to give developers more time to work on the game. In a statement, Rockstar apologized to fans, adding they will share more details on the game this summer. "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," reads Rockstar's statement. "And some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans."


New 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Story Trailer Confirms That It's A Prequel

International Business Times

Rockstar Games has released a new trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2" and it finally reveals some of the game's story elements. The upcoming game will be a prequel set before the events of the 2010 game and will feature a new protagonist. The new story trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2" shows off some of the vast and beautiful locations of the open world western setting. The game will now feature more varied locations including snowy mountains and swampy areas. Most importantly, the trailer introduces the new character Arthur Morgan, whom players will take control in the game.


'Red Dead Redemption 2' Trailer Released; PlayStation 4 Players Will Have Early Access To Online Content

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Rockstar Games has finally released the first trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2," which is scheduled to be released in fall 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Although the trailer didn't give away too much information about the sequel's gameplay and story, it looks like the the PS4 version of the game is getting some extra content. The debut trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2" gave fans a glimpse of what the game will look like and it simply looks incredible. The trailer shows a lot of the game's environments as well as the wildlife that populate it. Like the original 2010 open-world western video game, the sequel looks like it will have a persistent ecosystem that players can interact with albeit a tad denser, as pointed out by The Verge.


Red Dead Redemption 2: new trailer released for 2018's most anticipated game

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Rockstar Games has released a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most anticipated video games of the year. The game, which will be out on October 26, is a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption, a western set in 1911 that followed the ill-fated outlaw John Marston in his attempts to redeem himself in the eyes of the law. Red Dead Redemption 2 stars Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang that played a pivotal role in the first game's storyline. It is set in 1899, and the new trailer shows the gang on the run as the West becomes less wild. Rockstar Games most recently released Grand Theft Auto V in 2013, which has just become the single most profitable entertainment product of all time according to analysts at MarketWatch.


'Red Dead Redemption 2' won't come out in 2017 after all

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Apparently, 2017 ain't big enough for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel is now slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2018, rather than its initial release window of fall 2017. Rockstar Games announced the delay in a blog post, alongside a handful of fresh apology screenshots. "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," Rockstar says. "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 promises more details about Red Dead Redemption 2 in the summer (take note that E3 is coming up in June).