You’re gonna be in for a long downloading period if you buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on release day, whether you’re on the Xbox One or the Playstation 4. Rockstar Games has released the Red Dead Redemption 2 file size, which says it will be 88 gigabytes on the Xbox One and 105 gigabytes on the Playstation 4.
Considering how big the game will be, with a huge map area that covers a significant part of the United States, along with all of the characters and a huge story, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the game is going to take so long for you to download. The game promises multiple different towns in a variety of different enormous regions, along with at least 50 weapons, plus multiplayer.
For comparison when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2 file size, Grand Theft Auto 5 takes up 72 gigabytes of hard drive space, while the original Red Dead Redemption took up 8.17 gigabytes, according to its Playstation Store listing.
So if your Playstation 4 or Xbox One have low memory capacities, you might want to start deleting games you’ve either finished or aren’t playing anymore to make way for Red Dead Redemption 2, unless you’ve got one of the console versions with a large amount of memory like a 1 TB system, and even then if you have a lot of games you might need to uninstall some.
This is especially galling for a lot of PC players, who likely have external hard drives or lots of storage space that they can put the game on…unfortunately, right now Red Dead Redemption isn’t available on the PC, though there’s been a few rumors that it might come later, most likely post-launch.
In the meantime, be sure to be on the lookout and clear room for the Red Dead Redemption 2 file size. The game comes out October 26 on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, and then you can ride across the game’s huge map to your heart’s content.