Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, February 2nd.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be delayed out of the tentative Spring release. Rockstar Games announced that instead, the follow up to the 2010 western will release on October 26th, 2018.
In October of 2016, Rockstar Games released the first trailer which ended with a Fall 2017 splash. Since that time, a Spring window was issued. Now, Rockstar Games issued a full release stating that “While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.”
Rockstar Games also mentioned that more information will be releasing in the coming weeks. In the meantime, several screenshots of Red Dead Redemption 2 were included in the release.
Since the release of Halo: Master Chief Collection in 2014, 343 Studios has continued to patch the game for players. As the months, and years went by, the development team took community feedback and made good by the players supporting the game.
“Ske7ch”, who runs Community Management for the studio released a rundown of their plans into the new year. A small division of the studio is in charge of patching and making improvements on matchmaking, fixing known bugs, and visual Xbox One X enhancements.
Ubisoft will kick off the third year of content for Rainbow Six Siege with the release of the Outbreak event. The free-to-play event will last for four weeks and will place teams of three against a new threat.
Outbreak will feature five new enemies and two difficulty modes players can tackle starting March 6th. Three brand new co-op levels will be available to play through the Outbreak event. Players can expect a multitude of exclusive cosmetic items to collect and don.
More information will be release upon the Six Invitational starting on February 13th.
Overwatch will bring the Lunar New Year Event back to the platform on Thursday, February 8th. Last year’s timed event gave spotlight to the Year of The Rooster. The event launch the battle mode ‘Capture The Rooster’.
While Blizzard plans on celebrating the Year of The Dog, little is known of what the event will bring players.
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