Red Dead Redemption 2's PS4-Exclusive Content Timing Revealed

PlayStation users get a 30-day head start.


The box art for Red Dead Redemption 2's PlayStation 4 Pro bundle not only revealed that the game carries a 105 GB file size, but also some other key details about the sequel. (You can read all about the final product in our Red Dead 2 review.)

According to Rockstar Intel, the back of the box also shows that the PlayStation-exclusive content for Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, Red Dead Online, will be exclusive to Sony's PS4 for a period of 30 days. Sony first started talking about the PlayStation-exclusive content for Red Dead Redemption 2 all the way back in 2016, but this is the first time we're hearing about the duration of its exclusivity on Sony's platform.

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There is still no word as to what the PlayStation-exclusive content is, but now we know it's for Red Dead Online and that Xbox One owners will have to wait to check it out.

Sony has a co-marketing deal in place with Rockstar Games for Red Dead Redemption 2, which explains the PS4 Pro bundle and the timed-exclusive content. The game of course is also coming to Xbox One, and it will presumably take advantage of the power of the Xbox One X for those who have Microsoft's more powerful console.

This isn't Sony's first co-marketing deal with a big sequel. The company also has a deal in place with Activision to bring Call of Duty content first to PS4. The arrangement seems to have been adjusted recently, as Black Ops 4's PlayStation-exclusive DLC will only be exclusive for a week instead of a month as it was for past games in the series.

The packaging for Red Dead Redemption 2's PS4 Pro bundle also mentions that Red Dead Online will support up to 32 players. This is double the number of players that could be in a Free Roam session in the multiplayer mode of 2010's Red Dead Redemption. The maximum number of players in a GTA Online session on PS4 and Xbox One is 30.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro bundle comes with a 1TB jet black system, matching DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of the standard edition of the game. It costs $400 USD, which is the standard price of the console, so the game is essentially free.

GameSpot recently had an opportunity to play Red Dead Redemption 2. You can check out our hands-on feature where we talk about what's new and exciting about the sequel.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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