Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 Needs Mammoth 105GB Of Storage Space

There are plenty of exciting games coming this fall, and one of the titles that gamers are looking forward to is the Rockstar-produced, western-themed game Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). Last month a brand-new gameplay trailer turned up for Red Dead getting the masses excited for its launch. A tidbit about RDR2 has surfaced that isn't good news; if you have lots of content on your console and storage space is at a premium this may be a huge problem.

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RDR2 will be the biggest game in terms of sheer storage space needed that has ever landed on the PS4. An image of the back of the PS4 Pro RDR2 bundle shows requirements for the game: 105GB is required for the install. Start planning what you can live without now; odds are gamers will have to delete content to get the game installed.

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If you are buying the PS4 Pro 1TB bundle at $399 to play RDR2, taking up 105GB of storage on a mostly empty 1TB hard drive might not be that big of a deal. The problem will come for gamers who have been packing their console with downloaded games for a while. 

As for why so much storage space is needed, it's all in the details. In a game where the world is incredibly detailed down to facial hair that grows and horse anatomy that changes with the dynamically changing weather, such detail takes lots of space on a storage drive. Gamers certainly wouldn't want to download a game that rings in at 105GB unless a very fast internet connection is available. However, we have the feeling that storage space requirements won't keep RDR2 from being one of the most popular games of the year.