'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date: Rockstar unlikely to release any games this year

(Rockstar Games)"Red Dead Redemption" poster

Throughout the number of disappointing appearances during the various gaming events by the game's developer Rockstar Games, fans are now starting to lose all hope that any kind of game would be released from the studio this year. There are, of course, a number of games that are expected to have been announced by the studio this year, most notably the sixth open world installment "Grand Theft Auto 6" and the open world western sequel "Red Dead Redemption 2."

The speculations regarding the release of the games are based on several leaks that have surfaced throughout the year. The "Red Dead Redemption" sequel itself was previously rumored to be in existence, thanks to several leaks that revealed its possible title and the return of John Marston as the game's main protagonist. An alleged map of the game was also leaked online, which showed just how massive the new game would be.

The rumored "Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West" sequel was initially predicted to be making an appearance during the recently held 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The unveiling was then allegedly cancelled due to a shooting incident that happened elsewhere when the event was held. The trailer that Rockstar was supposedly going to showcase, apparently, contained some scenes of violence that was deemed inappropriate given the nature of the incident.

The game was then expected to have made an appearance during either the Gamescom event or during the recent Sony PlayStation Meeting. Unfortunately, Rockstar never mentioned anything about the sequel on both occasions.

As of the moment, there has still been no updates from Rockstar regarding the games. This has led to new speculations that the company may be opting to hold off any new releases for the rest of the year and that players may still have to wait until 2017 to know more about the status of the highly anticipated sequel.