ByJacob Peach, writer at Creators.co
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Ok, there's good news and there's bad news.

First, the bad news. Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Rockstar's last wild west epic, has just been delayed to Spring 2018. This comes as a huge blow to fans of the hit open-world franchise, who have been waiting since 2010 for the next installment of the kickass cowboy wonderland of the Red Dead series.

Rockstar announced the disappointing news today on several of their social media channels alongside this statement on their official website:

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now set to launch Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.

We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Sweet, Merciful Screenshots

However, there is some good news. Rockstar also released a bunch of new screenshots for the upcoming game, driving us all a little more crazy with hype.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games

These beautiful glimpses into the Rockstar's next big project certainly have our mouths watering for more, and it's definitely going to be a long wait now that we've seen what's in store.

A Delay Means A Better Game, In The End

Of course, though this delay is disappointing news for fans of the series, but it's important for developers to bring out high-quality, finished games. Otherwise, players will be left drowning in updates, playing a game which never quite lived up to the hype. It's respectable, therefore, that Rockstar have decided to delay the game, and it will definitely mean that players get the polished, perfected sequel that their patience deserves.

So holster your pistols for now cowboys, you're gonna need 'em when Red Dead Redemption 2 finally arrives on PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2018.

Do you think delaying Red Dead Redemption 2 is a good move by Rockstar? Let us know in the comments below!

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