Red Dead Redemption 2 Finally Has A Release Date

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have been leading gamers along with a string of teases for the highly anticipated 2018 release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Well, the studio finally decided to settle in on a release date, and it's a little further out than you might have been expecting... and by further out I mean this fall, specifically October 26th.

The news came from a tweet on the official Rockstar Games Twitter account. The company announced that the game's official release date is now set for October 26th, 2018 for the Xbox One and PS4 this fall. The delay was due to the team needing to add some extra polish to the game for its release.

This is a brand new date after Rockstar and Take-Two originally announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 was being delayed out of its fall 2017 release into a spring 2018 release. The original news about the delay came from an announcement made back in the spring of 2017, where the company announced that the open-world wild west shooter would be pushed into spring of the following year.

Just a month ago there were rumors that were spurred on by retailer listings for Red Dead Redemption 2 that put the game's official release at June 8th this year, which would have fit within the spring window that Rockstar and Take-Two had announced during the update on the website. However, now we know that the June 8th listing is not correct and that the game will, in fact, make its debut during the fall on October 26th.

Originally Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced way back in the fall of 2016, when the company first revealed that it was coming in the following year for the home consoles. A teaser trailer helped to whet some of the anticipation appetite for gamers who were absolutely geeked about a new game arriving in the highly lauded series, which originally started with the PS2 and Xbox release of Red Dead Revolver.

Red Dead Redemption, which released back in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, was a far more evolved and mature take on the wild west than its predecessor. Rockstar moved away from the pulp B-movie flair of the first game and focused on a more character-driven drama following the likes of John Marston and his quest for -- wait for it -- redemption.

The sequel has been kept under wraps for a while, but Rockstar has been leaking tidbits of information in the form of screenshots and small pieces of news. For instance, we found out that the game will allow you to dual-wield pistols, and that there will be specially designed golden revolvers in the game after they made an appearance in GTA Online.

We also know that the game will still take place across an open-world expanse, complete with a day and night system, and that the game will feature horses, carriages, trains, heists, and even the return of animal hunting for those of you who like to make a living off pelts and hides.

You'll be able to get in on the Red Dead Redemption 2 action starting this October for Xbox One and PS4.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.