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Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets An Official Release Date

Would-be cowboys get ready: Red Dead Redemption 2 now has an official release date. The open world title from Rockstar Games is one of the most wanted games of 2018, following on from one of the greatest titles of the last generation. Promising to show some of the backstory of Red Dead Redemption by focusing on Dutch's gang, Red Dead Redemption 2 is not only expected to deliver incredible gameplay but also perhaps add even more depth to the world of Red Dead as a whole.

However, there were still some serious questions that needed to be answered regarding Red Dead Redemption 2. The GTA 5 studio has been typically coy about the game so far, revealing some stunning screenshots and impressive trailers, but still keeping the nitty gritty of the game away from fans. Chief among the title’s mystery, of course, was exactly when Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to launch.

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Now, that question has finally been answered. Rockstar Games has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on October 26, 2018, so PS4 and Xbox One users will be able to play the title then - although there's still no word on a PC release. As well as this, Rockstar revealed a number of new screenshots of the game to help give gamers a better idea of what to expect come October.

Unfortunately, this does put the game a little behind some fan expectations. After that initial delay, Red Dead Redemption 2 was expected to release in the second quarter of 2018, and after one potential release date was leaked it looked as though the game may still be on track. However, gamers will instead have to wait that little while longer to get their hands on the title.

Rockstar has given an explanation for why the game is being pushed back a little bit further, though. According to the studio, the game requires a "little extra time to polish" and so an October release date is required. However, most players would rather wait a little while longer and be given a better game than see the title rushed to fit an arbitrary release date.

It’s fair to say that many are already eyeing up Red Dead Redemption 2 as a possible game of the year. The first Red Dead Redemption proved to be something of a masterclass in open world gameplay, with an interesting and impactful story tied to a world that at times truly felt alive. Should its sequel live up to the expectations set by the first game, then players are going to be in for a treat.

More: The 50 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Source: Rockstar Games

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