The original word on the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 was that it would launch sometime around the middle of the year. But now that release date has been moved to October 26. The news came today via an official statement from Rockstar Games.
"We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay," the statement reads. "While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish. We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it."
The new release date is a bit of a change, as Rockstar Games traditionally places their initial releases earlier in the year, sometime around September or earlier. By doing so they get to avoid the crush of most megafranchises like Call of Duty and ensure that they have a marketing and PR cycle all to themselves in the months leading up to that date.
There's still no word as to when the game will be coming to PC, if at all. While past Rockstar games usually get a high quality PC port a year later, the original Red Dead Redemption is one of few Rockstar Games that have never been released for PCs.