Just a couple of days ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced a Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle that would include a copy of the forthcoming western title, as well as a 1 TB hard drive for data storage. Now, it looks as if players who go on to purchase the bundle will be thankful that they have so much open space to use on their systems, for it appears as if RDR2‘s file size is going to be massive.
Those who zoom in closely on the image below of the back of the box art for the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle will notice that the game will require a minimum install size of 105 GB on the console. Of course, it’s always possible that the final file size could change to become bigger or smaller, or even be reduced on standard PS4 systems due to the Pro potentially requiring some higher resolution textures to take full advantage of 4K TVs. That said, though, the current listing for RDR2‘s file size puts it well ahead of the launch file size for Rockstar Games’ previous title, Grand Theft Auto 5, as it weighed in at roughly 65 GB.
In addition to Red Dead Redemption 2‘s file size, the Pro bundle’s box art also states that “online content” will remain exclusively available to the system for 30 days before it is given to players on the Xbox One. For those unaware, PS4-exclusive content has already been confirmed for RDR2, but it’s currently unclear as to whether or not this is the only content for the Sony console, or if there is going to be both exclusive content and timed exclusive content.
All things considered, most players looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2 likely wouldn’t be too phased if the game’s file size takes up such a meaty chunk of their PlayStation 4’s hard drive space. With Rockstar having touted RDR2‘s map size as the largest the developer has ever created, it makes sense that the game would require a hefty amount of space to run.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch on October 23, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Rockstar INTEL