Red Dead Redemption 2 Install Size, Timed Exclusivity Revealed

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

Rockstar Reveals Red Dead Redemption 2 Locations

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 handy stats listed on 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 the Playstation 4, beating out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 which came in at 101GB.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Install Size, Timed Exclusivity Revealed

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've since learned that some content will temporarily be exclusive to PS4, but there was no real clarity 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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Install Size, Timed Exclusivity Revealed

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.

Matt Gibbs

Ever since the original Red Dead Redemption was released back in 2010 and swiftly completed by Matt he has been eagerly anticipating another return to the Wild West. In Matt's totally non-biased opinion the story told in the sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is one of the best ever (at least as far as games go). And while some story DLC would be great, Matt isn't counting on it! Find him on LinkedIn or Twitter.