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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to October

Rockstar apologizes for the wait

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Arthur Morgan and a woman ride on horses across the prairie Rockstar Studios/Rockstar Games
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Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t make its previously announced “spring 2018” release window, developer Rockstar Games announced today. The game is now slated for release on Oct. 26, 2018, according to a post from Rockstar.

Rockstar apologized for the delay, saying the game needed more time for polish.

“We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay,” Rockstar said in a post on its website. “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. ... We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was announced in 2016, and was originally expected during fall 2017.

Rockstar released a batch of new screenshots for Red Dead Redemption 2 to ease the pain of the delay. You can mosey on through ’em in the gallery below.