Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Massive File Size, Exclusive PS4 Content

Red Dead Redemption 2 needs an absurd 100GB-plus install

Red Dead Redemption 2 needs an absurd 100GB-plus install

We know all about hunting the 200 species of animals that will make up the game world's ecosystem. Yep, Rockstar Games' upcoming epic requires a monstrous install, but there's no doubt it will be worth it.

A close look at the fine print on the bundle image reveals that PlayStation 4 Pro players will need to allocate a minimum of 105GB of storage space for the game.

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the fall and after Playstation shared box art for the game's PS4 Pro Edition bundle, some sharp-eyed fans discovered it's bulky memory requirements.

Interestingly, Sony is offering a Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Slim bundle that only has a 500 GB hard drive (in the UK), meaning the game will take up more than 20% of the space on that console-less when you consider the hard drive partition that is reserved and can't be used for games or application. The specifics of the online portion of "Red Dead Redemption II" have not yet been fully revealed, but it's likely to follow a similar vein to the heists and raids from "Grand Theft Auto Online".

Red Dead Redemption 2 needs an absurd 100GB-plus install

It has also been revealed that PlayStation 4 users will also benefit from "select online content" being exclusive to the platform for 30 days. What do you think of the Red Dead Redemption 2 file size? Here's to hoping, though.

The PlayStation Blog post that first announced the partnership between Sony and Rockstar only refers to it as "online content", which could mean content that's bought online, ie. story DLC, or whatever you'll end up getting access to when you play Red Dead Online.

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. Will you be playing? He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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