Video game developers can hit you with good news and bad news all at the same time. Take Rockstar Games as an example. The company finally revealed the official Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PCs. Too bad that release date isn’t remotely close to when the studio last promised it would deliver the game.

Rockstar revealed the official Red Dead Redemption 2 release date this morning in a post on Rockstar NewswireI won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The game will launch on October 26th. That sound you hear is thousands of marketing managers at other publishers moving their own games’ release date to avoid this potential sales juggernaut.

“While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish,” the post revealing the release date says. The post also includes some fantastic screenshots from the final game, so check those out.

To be clear, delays aren’t always bad. It makes more sense to ship a game that’s ready than broken for sure. In Red Dead Redemption 2’s case, Rockstar is clearly making the right call. Why damage a solid brand with a buggy, broken release? However, it is worth mentioning that the game ended up as a 2018 release after it was delayed last year.

Personally, I still plan to get the game. What about you?

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