Red Dead Redemption 2 release has just been officially confirmed by Rockstar Games happening in Spring 2018. This delay comes with a couple of screenshots of the game, giving anticipating fans a preview of the Old West.

Spring 2018 release

Rockstar Games has apologized to fans for delaying the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 until next year. In its official statement, the New York publisher announces that the game has been set to launch Spring 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready", states Rockstar Games.

Expectedly, the apology comes with an explanation. The developer has admitted it needs "some extra time" to make sure that it "can deliver the best experience possible for our fans". As many would not know it, Rockstar Games does all the dirty work for the third Red Dead instalment and engineer the entire system to meet the standards of current generation consoles.

Optimistic and excited

In the midst of this disappointing announcement, the firm is optimistic about the game's performance when it comes out in public for the first time next year. "We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer," says a statement on their official website.

In fact, the developer has unveiled a few screenshots of the game to loosen up the excitement of fans by giving a preview of what to expect. This might also be another way of Rockstar Games to show fans that it is deeply sorry for the delay.

Calculated risk

While many would see this deferral with sheer disappointment, some fanatics have analyzed this move as a calculated risk. A Forbes report foretells Red Dead Redemption 2 to be a surefire triumph in the Spring as it would have been in the Fall.

In the gaming sphere, developers face a stiffer competition during the holiday season, most especially around December, making Spring quite strategic for Rockstar Games.