'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date rumors: sequel may be up for release in February 2017

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Six years have passed since the original Western-themed open world action-adventure game “Red Dead Redemption” was released by Rockstar Games. For the fans of the would-be video game franchise, that’s already too long of a wait for the second installment. And while frustration is growing due to the lack of information about “Red Dead Redemption 2,” a legitimate rumor that came out recently claims that the game will finally be arriving in February 2017.

A report from Alphr earlier said that the reason why the upcoming game is being held up is because Rockstar wants to make a big event out of its official release, more particularly, the developer wants to do it at the same time as the release of two upcoming game console updates Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio and Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

If that rumor is indeed true, then it actually makes a lot of sense because there is no better way to hype up and promote a new game than do it with an already hyped up game console. And with this in mind, the rumors saying that both console upgrades will be up for release in February of next year only means one thing: “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be released in February as well. However, it may not be that accurate, but the possibility is that the game will eventually be released within that time frame.

But according to iTech Post, there still is a chance that the developers won’t be able to finish the game next year, which means that a more conceivable release will be in 2018. Also, the report added that “Red Dead Redemption 2” won’t be the likely title for the game and that Rockstar will eventually figure out and announce a more fitting title for the sequel of “Red Dead Redemption.”