Accoding to rumors, Red Dead Redemption 2 was supposed to get released in Holiday 2017, but it turns out that may have been an assumption on our part. Initially a blog post on the publisher's website from May 2017 said that we'll have to wait until Spring of 2018 to saddle up for Rockstar Games' next epic western:
"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."
However, Rockstar Games later tweeted to say that the game would instead be released on October 26 2018, which is a few months later than the June 8 release date that leaked earlier this year.
If you're thinking "we've heard all that before" don't worry too much: Take Two's CEO, Straus Zelnick, has promised that the game won't be delayed again. Talking to Mad Money Host, Jim Cramer, Zelnick promised "hand on heart" that the release date is October 26, adding that the entire team is on track.