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

PlayStation users get a 30-day head start.

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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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Getting it for the PS4.

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The Console war is over.

PlayStation has become the de facto standard for console gaming around the world.

- PlayStation Is UK’s Third Most Relevant Brand, While Nintendo is #11 and Xbox is #17

https://wccftech.com/playstation-third-most-relevant-brand/

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I expected this thing to be riddled with scummy practices.
Esp the MP.

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Time exclusives and exclusives in a multiplatform game is dumb af. $ony shouldn't be doing this...

At least its against M$, who actualy started doing this last gen. So, its alright.

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@everson_rm: It's only 30 days and it probably helps R* by staggering how many people join the servers. Gives them time to tweak/fix things before the servers become fully populated. Basically PS4 owners are beta testers for online play, I say that as a ps4 owner. I probably wont even touch online for a couple of months anyway.

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@analgrin: I'll evade MP like plague. Hate GTAV MP.

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@everson_rm: Same here. They ruined GTA Online with the shark cards and ridiculous grinding.

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This... I understand exclusivity to 1st party games such as gow, rachet & clark, bloodborne,but hostaging 3rd party studios like capcom, square enix, activision, rockstar games. When is the consumer gonna wake up say no to such practices?

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@caj1986: As i say in a comment above I honestly think this is simply a way to stop the servers overloading on day one. GTA5's online mode launch was a disaster as they didn't realize how popular it was going to be and weren't prepared. At least by the time xbox owners get online the bugs will (hopefully) be sorted, I'm sure a lot of people play through single player before going online anyway.

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@analgrin: fair enuf... Lets reverse and do that to the ps owners. Considering ps say their fanbase & community is big, it will give rockstar time to evenly distribute servers and load balance. No eventually it always dials to money & greed. Gaming co today lack ethics.

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@caj1986: well sure money still plays a part. It probably went something like this. Rockstar were saying "hmm not sure how our servers are going to cope, if only we could limit the amount of people who can access it to start with". . .

Then Sony came along "Hi, Can we pay for some exclusive content? A custom Weapon? or how about first go at online?"

Rockstar "Marvelous that solves our problem and we get some extra cash to boot, here have first go at online" *Shake hands*

But at least it is only 30 days. Unlike microsoft and their 12 month deals they've done in the past. (Rise of the Tomb Raider)

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@analgrin: how long was that Sony exclusively for No Man Sky again?

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@planetgloom: Yeah they're both guilty. . . although NMS was out on PC too. Similar to how RDR2 is on both consoles but not even announced for PC yet but it'll probably come next year sometime. It's almost like devs can't code the games equally for all formats at once so one or two inevitably get left out for a while.

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PC gamers, rockstar made so much money with the planned releases of GTAV for every frickin platform that they are gonna do it again.

worry not the game will come, and people will buy it twice, three times again like the gtav releases.

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