Rockstar had only released a very short trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 last year. Since then, the developer has been reticent about the game for a long time already. Fans have obviously relied on nothing but rumors and speculations about the title. Most of the time gamers would try to figure out the estimated release date for the next installment. Surprisingly, it appears that the official release date has been accidentally leaked.
Sources have noted that Editor In Chief of EasyAllies, Brandon Jones, has reportedly leaked the launch details for Red Dead Redemption 2. According to the former founder of GameTrailers, Rockstar has scheduled the Western title to launch on Sept. 15, 2017, which is just a week after Bungie releases Destiny 2. Game Rant points out that Jones casually reveals the date around the 15 minute and 24-second mark of his Destiny 2 gameplay reveal discussion video.
It was observed that Brandon Jones expressed worry over the limited time he has to play Destiny 2, it was apparently due to Read Dead Redemption 2 launching just a week after the sci-fi shooter. Gamers claim that his unintended leak is most likely accurate since he is well-known in the games industry. It is also worth noting that Jones is a judge for E3 Game Critics Award, which presumably indicates that he has information about the game show's relevant content, but is, of course, under a non-disclosure embargo as of the moment.
According to reports, Jones immediately posted an explanation via Twitter. He claims that he "totally made that up, it seems" and that it had nothing to do with his being one of the judges at E3 2017. However, fans still continue to suspect that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date leaked was accurate. Segment Next reports that some sources have also claimed that there will be a PC version released as well.
Ubisoft was recently featured in the news as rumors claimed that Far Cry 5 would have a Western theme, just like Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2. But another leak claims that the new Far Cry game will be in a modern setting instead.