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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed again, gets October release date

Red Dead Redemption 2 has had its release date delayed once again, developer Rockstar has announced. The studio is now targeting an October 26, 2018 release for the sequel to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 classic.

This is the second delay to hit Red Dead Redemption after it was initially announced with an expected fall 2017 release window. In May 2017, Rockstar revealed that the game would instead be pushed back to a spring 2018 release window in order to "deliver the best experience possible" for fans. Alongside today's delay announcement, Rockstar said that it requires "a little extra time for polish."

As it did with the previous delay, Rockstar is hoping to soften the blow a little by releasing another round of screenshots that offer another peek at a game about which we know relatively little. This is the first glimpse we've had at Rockstar's progress since it released a brief trailer in September. You can check out the screenshots in the gallery below.

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  • I'm sure it'll be worth it, Rockstar games are usually worth it
  • They're trying to figure out how to put as many microtransactions as possible into the online experience as GTA online.
  • For this game I don't mind at all. Plus October may be the perfect time to be playing this.
  • Knew it
  • Waiting for that Nintendo Switch Release hahaha!
  • Dont support them. I really hope that someday they'll be held accountable for their actions.
  • Don't worry Devan, you got to at least on person in your quest. I am a big fan on R* games, but I will forever wait and buy their games used on disc copy for as long as that is possible.
  • if it's really the best experience it will be worth the wait.  it better not have problems though
  • I really hope this comes to the Microsoft Store. Play Anywhere would be a dream for this; probably a pipe dream, but a dream nonetheless.