Rockstar's long-awaited triple-A title "Red Dead Redemption 2" was announced to be officially released on October 26, 2018. Since its development announcement in October of 2016, the game has gained quite a following. Unfortunately for the game's fans, it has been delayed a number of times since then. Despite its numerous teaser trailers and leaked images, it has yet to come out as a fully released product, leaving gamers with a lot of unanswered questions.

What's the hold-up?

Without even being released, "Red Dead Redemption 2" has been nominated for countless awards.

In 2016, it was nominated for "Most Anticipated Game" by "The Game Awards." The following year (2017) it was nominated for "Most Wanted Game" by "Golden Joystick Awards" followed up by another "Most anticipated" nomination by "The Game Awards." It's time to pull the trigger and give the gamers what they've been drooling over for years.

Is the success of 'GTA V' to blame?

Since it's release in September of 2013, "GTA V" has been on the top of everyone's charts. Easily one of, if not the, most successful game of all time, "GTA V" has shattered records and generated profits beyond Rockstar's wildest dreams. It's easy to see why they would want to focus their attention on getting the most out of "GTA" while they can.

Fans adore Rockstar for their constant free updates and content added to the game, but we have been left in the dark for a while about the development of "Red Dead 2."

Map and features

As one of the most anticipated games of all time, "Red Dead Redemption 2", or at least what we've seen of it so far, looks insanely promising.

New features include a multitude of improvements from the original game. A variety of weapons new and old, refreshing and beautiful graphics, more missions than you can shake a stick at, and, of course, the massive and fully interactive map are just a few things we have to look forward to.

Hopefully, Rockstar has taken notice of this massive following the game has generated over the years since its development.

Will they hold up their end and actually release the game in October 2018? Will the game meet the high expectations of the fans that have been anxiously waiting for a ridiculously long time? Only time will tell. Until then, the closest us gamers can get to the slow setting sun over the tumbleweed infested plains of the wild west is the refresh button on its teaser trailers. Come on already!