Red Dead Redemption 2 Day One patch is unlikely to happen considering the massive file size. Red Dead Redemption 2 clocks-in at 105 GB which is a strong sign of Rockstar having everything ready day one.
Over the past few years, it has become a norm for AAA releases to have a day one update. And these updates are massive in size, I mean who can forget Halo: MCC?
Back when Halo: MCC came out players had to download a 20GB day one update. At the time 343i blamed limited storage capacity on Blu-Ray discs.
Technology has evolved since then and we have something called 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs. These can hold 66 to 100GB of storage.
Meanwhile, the standard Blu-Ray can hold 25GB on a single layer while 50GB on dual layer.
One can only pray to god Rockstar Games doesn’t use base Blu-Ray discs. If they do players will have to download over 50GB of data day-one. It could be less if data compression comes into play.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest game in Rockstar history. It features 200 breeds of horses alone. The biggest map and range of characters we have ever seen in a Rockstar game. It is not only large in scale but also complex. There are hundreds of decisions to be made and each will have an impact on the story arc.
While there’s an overarching story, the game is filled with choices for Arthur to make that will allow you to decide what kind of outlaw Arthur is – whether he’s an honorable outlaw or someone less honorable is up to you.
The world will respond to these choices in ways both big and small, and hopefully when players begin to share their experiences they’ll start to realise just how different they are from one another, depending on the hundreds of decisions they made across the course of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One.