'Red Dead Redemption 2' news: Game likely to appear at E3 2017; title's release to be delayed?

(Twitter/RockstarGames)Promotional poster for "Red Dead Redemption 2"

With Rockstar Games releasing the official trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2" last October, fans have been clamoring for more information as to when the sequel to the open world western action-adventure video game will be unveiled.

In a report by PC Advisor, the highly anticipated follow-up to "Red Dead Redemption" will likely make an appearance at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 in June. This speculation is founded on the inclusion of Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in the list of participating companies in the annual tech and gaming event. Considering that E3 is an important annual event, seeing the company talk more about the video game may not be a long shot.

As for the game's release date, Rockstar Games also said last October that fans can expect it to come out in "Fall of 2017," although there are signs that may point to a different direction. A report from Game Revolution cautioned fans not to keep their hopes very high and just prepare for the worst as far as the game meeting the Fall deadline is concerned. The article noted that Rockstar Games does not have a stellar record when it comes to releasing titles on their target dates.

It can be recalled that the video game developer announced that the "GTA V" will be released in the second quarter of 2013, but it was pushed further to September. Moreover, they also pegged an April 2010 release date for "Red Dead Redemption," which they missed again as the game was delayed until May of the same year.

Meanwhile, "GTA 6" will reportedly feature a female protagonist to make further open up its storyline and make it more interesting. A report from the University Herald said that the move is a response to the negative feedback the developers received with the way "GTA V" depicted women.

Observers also believe that the developers will now have more time to focus on "GTA 6" with the impending release of "Red Dead Redemption 2" later this year.