In a short but to the point post, Rockstar announced the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2.

“We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018. We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay.”

Rockstar have given the reason for the delay as needing extra time to polish the final product which “you agree will be worth it”.

This is not the first time that Rockstar have delayed a major title in order to add some finishing touches. Grand Theft Auto 5 was delayed several times for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The developer was equally tight lipped regarding details surrounding the delays for GTA 5 when first announced.

The post does not reveal much information about what to expect from Red Dead Redemption 2, we can at least enjoy some tasty screenshots to get our appetites wet.

Take a look below at the first screenshots from the new iteration of Red Dead Redemption 2: