Those hoping for confirmation of Red Dead Redemption 2's release date might have their questions answered thanks to a new leak. The much-wanted sequel to Rockstar's Western classic takes place before the original game, focusing on Dutch's infamous gang as confirmed by the game's plot-heavy trailer.
Something that has remained more of a mystery is exactly when Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be made available to players. The title was initially set for a 2017 release, before this launch date was then pushed back into Spring 2018. However, Rockstar has remained coy about exactly when the open world title is going to hit store shelves, much to the frustration of fans looking to mark a date in their diaries.
Now, a leak may well have taken care of this problem for would-be players. As reported by Game Informer, Danish retailer Coolshop has posted a listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 that suggests the title will be available to play as of June 8, 2018. This would put it a little bit later than some fans had been anticipating based on the Spring 2018 launch, but technically Red Dead Redemption 2 would just squeeze into that window.
As always, these unverified leaks need to be taken with a large grain of salt. However, the fact that the release date information has come from Coolshop is definitely noteworthy, as the retailer has previously given accurate release date information prior to an official announcement. The retailer actually confirmed the launch date of Grand Theft Auto 5 before Rockstar itself did, and that information proved to be genuine when Rockstar's announcement eventually came.
With 2018 fast approaching, fans of the original Red Dead Redemption have been calling out for more information about the sequel. The game's teaser trailer gave nods towards a suitably epic story, while some are still wondering about the mechanics of the game. Indeed, speculation has run rife, with some suggesting that the game may support Xbox One and PS4 cross platform play.
However, some things are certain about Red Dead Redemption 2, in particular the fact that some of the game's online content will come to PS4 first. That said, the core game will no doubt be more than enough to keep players occupied at launch. Hopefully, there won't be much more of a wait before the game's official release date is confirmed.
Source: Game Informer