Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Rockstar Games has delayed their upcoming open-world western sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 until Oct. 26.
The title, set for release on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, was first announced in October 2016 until it was first delayed to Spring 2018.
"We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish," Rockstar said in a statement alongside new screenshots from the game.
"We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks," the publisher continued.
The screenshots feature new protagonist Arthur Morgan walking towards the screen with two guns and exploring the game's Wild West-themed open-world on horseback.
Rockstar Games released a second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 in September which featured Morgan robbing a train and taking part in other illegal activities as part of the Van der Linde gang.
The Van der Linde gang, also known as Dutch's Gang, was featured in the first Red Dead Redemption with protagonist John Marston who had left the group of criminals. This makes the upcoming second entry a prequel to the original title.