The release date for Rockstar Games’ hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 has seemingly been outed on the website for Littlewoods, a British retailer that recently posted the game up for pre-order.
Red Dead Redemption 2 release posted—but is it real or fake?
The game is listed (via RDR2.com) for release on October 2, 2017 which more or less ties in with the confirmed fall 2017 launch window that was confirmed by Rockstar last year. Typically however, retailers are known for posting up placeholder release dates for items (this is a practice not limited to just video games), so it’s likely this is the case here. Nonetheless, the date itself is interesting in the sense it isn’t your typical placeholder, which is usually put at the end of the month; most retailers use December 31, for example, if a product is due before the end of any given year.
Regardless, Littlewoods isn’t really a popular source for outing video game release dates, and it’s interesting to note that October 2 is a Monday, which isn’t a typical release day for a game. Usually, we see worldwide launches on a Tuesday or Friday, although this isn’t always the case.
Still, if you fancy pre-ordering the game via Littlewoods, you can do so now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, it’ll set you back a rather pricey £69.99. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend playing the original Red Dead Redemption now to gear up for the sequel.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was officially announced last November after years of rumors via a tantalizing teaser trailer. From what we know of the game so far, it appears that the Wild West sequel may have more than one playable character, as various media on the game has depicted a cast of seven individuals. The game has reportedly been in development since 2014, although counting pre-production, we’re probably looking at five plus years of work.
Stay tuned to PSU for more news on RDR2 as we get it.