Red Dead Redemption 2 release pushed back to spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been pushed back to a spring 2018 release, developer Rockstar has just announced. The sequel to the Xbox 360 and PS3 classic was originally pegged for a fall 2017 release, but Rockstar is now keeping it in the oven a bit longer to "deliver the best experience possible" for fans of the franchise.

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Rocktar apologized for the delay, but added that those working on the game "are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready." And really, after such a long wait for the sequel, what's another six months or so to make sure it's in tip-top shape?

Rockstar promises that we'll hear much more about Red Dead Redemption 2 later this summer, likely at E3. To tide fans over, however, the developer released a new batch of screenshots that should dampen the delay's impact just a tad. Check them out in the gallery below.

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