The latest Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR 2) gameplay trailer shows off new ways to play the Wild West open-world game such as experiencing the entire game in first-person mode. Rockstar Games gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the game when played from this perspective and it looks interesting to say the least. In addition to this is a revamped Dead Eye shooting mechanic that was present in the first Red Dead Redemption. From what we’ve seen, it’s not too dissimilar to the mark and execute system seen in Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Point Shooting in Hitman Absolution though Rockstar Games claims Red Dead Redemption 2’s Dead Eye shooting willing evolve as you progress, making for some action-packed encounters.
Furthermore, the studio waxed eloquent on how choice works in Red Dead Redemption 2 and that your actions have consequences with non-playable characters remembering what you’ve done to them in-game. The trailer also touched its heists, side-quests, and a bounty system not too different from the likes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Shadow of War. All of this could possibly be why Red Dead Redemption 2 allegedly has a 105GB file size.
According to information gleaned from the recently announced Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 bundles via fan site Rockstar Intel, you’ll need to keep a fair bit of space free on your PS4 (and most likely Xbox One) hard drive. The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 file size is 105GB. It’s unclear if this is the Red Dead Redemption 2 download size as well. Depending on the compression method used, Red Dead Redemption 2’s download size may be smaller and it’s safe to say a large chunk of this should already be on the PS4 and Xbox One discs if you’re buying a physical copy.
We’d speculate that the 105GB file size includes both single and multiplayer content. The physical version may just have Red Dead Redemption 2’s single-player component or it may just ship on two discs. It will be fascinating how Red Dead Redemption 2’s download would be handled and if Rockstar Games has different installer packages for multiplayer and single-player. Not too long before we know for sure. Red Dead Redemption 2’s release date is October 26.
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