The current generation of video games has taken full advantage of Blu-ray support present on modern platforms, most games with a serious budget occupying the entire space available on this type of physical support (approx. 50GB per game). Obviously, it is only about the size of the initial versions of the games, they can grow proportionally with the number of DLC packs and updates that they receive during their lifetime. Thus, over time, titles such as Gears of War 4 have crossed the “psychological threshold” of those 100GB.
It’s as if no game has come since its appearance on the market with the claims of space it emits Red Dead Redemption 2. Those from Rockstar Games, through the support section of their website, have revealed the “system requirements” that Red Dead Redemption 2 will require from users of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles who decide to purchase the game. More precisely, it is about the space that the game will occupy on the hard disk of these consoles.
If you opt for physical version, on discPlayStation 4 owners must release their 99GB from the console’s hard drive, while Xbox One users will have to “clean” 107GB (may the difference in size between the two consoles indicate that Xbox One X owners will benefit from higher resolution textures than on PS4 Pro?). Incidentally, the Japanese cover art of the physical PlayStation 4 edition of the game indicates that Red Dead Redemption 2 will ship on two Blu-ray discs (at least in the case of the version published in Japan).
Regarding digital edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, the story remains unchanged for Xbox One console users, with 107GB take up on the console’s hard drive. However, if you opt for the digital version for PlayStation 4, prepare yourself as, in addition to those 99GB necessary, to have more 50GB more free for the actual installation process. So, as a recommendation valid for both consoles, if you still own an original edition with only a 500GB hard drive and really want to play Red Dead Redemption 2, it wouldn’t hurt to buy a USB 3.0 external storage drive to attach to the console.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26, 2018, in versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To make the wait easier, those from Rockstar Games have also released a new series of in-game imageswhich you can admire in the gallery below.