Gamers waited through one delay after another for Red Dead Redemption 2 since the day Rockstar Games announced its existence clear back in October 2016.
Since then, we’ve been able to enjoy a couple of impressive trailers, the most recent of which came out on September 29th of last year, and featured protagonist Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang. But to say it’s been a desert as we’ve waited with bated breath for more would be an understatement.
Now we finally are going to get a third trailer! Rockstar Games made the announcement on Twitter today.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) April 30, 2018
That’s right … the new trailer will drop on May 2nd at 11 am. That’s just a couple of days from now! Hopefully we will learn a lot more about the game and glimpse even more of the game world from the trailer.
The game itself is slated for an October 26th, 2018 release date, and will be available to play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Parent company Take-Two seems reasonably sure that there will be no further delays, and is unapologetic for the previous delays for what turns out to be a very good reason.
As CEO Strauss Zelnick explained during an investor call last month, “All of our labels are focused on releasing a title when they reach that apex of effort and perfection. And in this instance, Rockstar Games felt more polish was required, and naturally we are in favour of that decision [to delay Red Dead Redemption 2]. The date of October 26 is set, and I am confident that will be the release date. We are incredibly excited about it.”
While waiting impatiently for so long hasn’t been easy, most gamers will ultimately likely be grateful for this approach. Far too many developers push themselves way too hard to crank out games on a tight schedule, and sacrifice quality along the way. The result ends up being overwhelming.
Rockstar is known for going the extra mile to bring realism, detail and life to their games, and Red Dead Redemption 2 should continue that legacy. That isn’t something that any gaming company can expect to do overnight. If the delays mean that the sequel will be anything as amazing as the original, the long wait will have paid off. With gaming technology advancing as far as it has, hopefully the title will even end up eclipsing its predecessor.
Like the original, Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a Western theme and take place in an open world environment. A third-person perspective will be used, and both single player and multiplayer aspects will be incorporated into the game. Check out the trailer on May 2nd, and be sure to pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 so that you can play it immediately when it releases on October 26th. Looking for more updates? Stop by VGR for all the latest news and rumors on Red Dead Redemption 2.