Originally we reported that Rockstar Games Red Dead Redemption 2 would require 88GB on the Xbox One. Well, turns out that was completely wrong according to new info provided by Rockstar Games.

  • Question: How much space will I need on my platform to install Red Dead Redemption 2?
  • Answer: The amount of space required to install Red Dead Redemption 2 depends on the platform you are using, and the method of installation:

Disc Installation:

  • PS4 – 99 GB installation space
  • Xbox One – 107 GB installation space

Digital Installation:

  • PS4 – 99 GB installation space with an additional 50GB for the installation process
  • Xbox One – 107 GB installation space

So the PS4 will require slightly more space compared to the Xbox One version – but that’s still a lot of space on both systems. With many gamers with 500GB drives, looks like a lot of us will need to make some space by deleting some games. Or picking up an external drive.

And this doesn’t even count the Red Dead Online portion of the game. Geez….

**Original story below**

If you’re one of the many looking to get your hands on Rockstar Games upcoming Cowboy simulator, Red Dead Redemption 2, then you may want to make sure you have enough hard drive space.


As reported and seen over at the Microsoft Xbox Store, the title 88GB large. That’s pretty big and likely will make many gamers pause for a second.  Especially those who own 500GB versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Looks like many will either be turning to external drives if they haven’t already.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is 88GB

It’s not uncommon for more and more games to step over the 50GB threshold. Sure, we may not like it but that’s just things are – and that’s with a healthy amount of compression. Still, it’s far from the largest game that I know of. That game would be Forza Motorsport 7, which weighs in at 97GB and that’s without any DLC.

As for those who are downloading the game, there’s still no word on when pre-load will be available. However, for a game that’s nearly 100GB, we should most definitely see a pre-load. Or at the very least we hope we will. Sadly, this also means that if you’re stuck with an ISP that enforces data caps, then you may want to consider picking up a physical version. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. That’s just two weeks away for those who are counting down the days.

Me? I can’t wait to do a train heist myself.


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