Red Dead Redemption 2, the long-awaited sequel to Rockstar’s modern classic is finally almost here and there have been speculations about both the file size and the game length itself. Originally, the Red Dead Redemption 2 and PlayStation 4 Pro bundle was posted on the Target website and it could be seen that the game would require approximately 105 GB of space on your console hard drive. When video games usually come out for both of the main consoles, the file sizes are usually similar to the file size on the Xbox One would probably be the same. Later on, a Microsoft store listing actually unveiled that the game actually has an approximate file size of 88.57 GB; note that this is not the Xbox One X. It is possible that the superior versions (One X and PS4 Pro) of this generation of consoles may require more space to download extra textures or other more graphical tweaks.
Rockstar finally did confirm through their support page that both versions of the game will, in fact, require 107 GB of storage space for the Xbox One and 99 GB for the PlayStation 4 physical edition. For the PlayStation 4 digital edition, the game will actually require an additional 50 GB for the installation - similar to a lot of PC games. So, if you are picking this game up digitally on the PlayStation 4 in the coming weeks, make sure to keep a lot of space cleared up; 149 GB to be precise. For comparison’s sake, Grand Theft Auto V’s file size was around 50 GB - so we can definitely expect a larger world with much more to do in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Dan Houser, the co-founder of Rockstar Games, has also confirmed that the main storyline of the game will be around 65 hours - comparing that to Grand Theft Auto V’s 31 hours (stats taken from howlongtobeat.com). Besides that, just like all other Rockstar games, there will be a variety of other activities to do in the game such as robbing trains, more personal sidequests, or the long-awaited online multiplayer mode - that will be releasing later in the form of a public beta in November. Rockstar has not released much more information on that other than the fact that it will be supporting up to 32 players per server. Timed exclusive content has also been confirmed for the PlayStation 4 releasing 30 days before the Xbox One.
Overall, Red Dead Redemption 2 is shaping up to be Rockstar’s boldest project to date and we only have to wait a couple more weeks to see if it lives up to the hype. So start getting your hard drives all cleared up as we count down till October 26. You can find more information on RockStar's website or PlayStations Official Blog.