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Red Dead Redemption 2 Install Size, Timed Exclusivity Revealed


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Recently Sony revealed their Red Dead Redemption 2 console bundles for the PlayStation 4. The announcements included high-res images of the boxes from multiple angles, which has allowed fans to learn some new details about the game.

We now know the required storage space for the game's installation, as well as just what that timed-exclusivity business was all about, thanks to the back of the bundle box.

The game will require a minimum storage space of 105 GB, which is massive - it will occupy more than one-fifth of your hard drive if you have the 500 GB version of the PS4. For comparison, GTA 5 was "just" 65 GB. This also makes Red Dead Redemption 2 the largest game released for this platform.

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More interesting however is clarification on what kind of timed exclusivity we're looking at. Rockstar and Sony have been vocal about their partnership pretty much ever since the game was announced but for a while we didn't have an idea of what that partnership is all about. We later learned that some content will temporarily be exclusive to PS4, but there was no clarification until now.
Select Online DLC will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for a period of 30 days. This means that unlike in GTA Online where all platforms get all content simultaneously, there will be a whole month between certain content rollout on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Fans who prefer Microsoft's platform might end up being frustrated by this, as the risk of spoilers - provided there will be significant narrative content - increases. Plus they don't get to play the actual game content for 30 days!

We also learned that the player count of Red Dead Online will be the same as it is in the Enhanced Edition of GTA Online. Capped at 32 players, we're guessing it will follow the model of its predecessor with 30 true slots for players and 2 reserved for spectators.

The time until the game's release is rapidly decreasing as we are now officially less than a month away. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on the 26th of October - but we're sure that you've got your calendars marked already.

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The amount of GB required to download Red Dead Redemption II may differ from console to console, if I'm not mistaken 105GB is the amount of space required on a PS4 Pro which will run the game at 4K.

Running a game with 4K textures will undoubtedly require more space than a base level Xbox One or PS4 although I doubt the difference in GB will be massive, Red Dead Redemption II will likely still be one of the biggest games on console.

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4 hours ago, JayMan said:

So will this mean that on launch day we will have to download 105gb? Or will some it be read from disc? How is the go with this?

If you have physical then it will be partly installed from the disc and the rest downloaded. What the split is hasn't been confirmed, nor is it likely to be before launch. 

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6 minutes ago, TheBaconator said:

If it is pre-ordered, isn't there an option to download full game a few days in advance of release? 

Ooh I dunno. Maybe. I'll check.

 

EDIT: Unless they give out the code early it says it will be available on October 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM (US/Pacific), which, incidentally, in my timezone, is 9pm THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER

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1 minute ago, Freddie Mercury said:

Yes. You can download the game a day or 2 before release.

Even with Amazon preorders? I've seen you can do it with PSN but what I've read about Amazon is that they are generally available at midnight on the day of release.

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21 minutes ago, Benjo said:

Even with Amazon preorders? I've seen you can do it with PSN but what I've read about Amazon is that they are generally available at midnight on the day of release.

Probably?... Not sure though. I was referring to PlayStation and Xbox, you probably can.

Edit: After a quick Google search, nope. You can only pre-download Amazon game titles.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201380160

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