Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a companion app

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to receive a day one patch, like most major recent releases, and today Rockstar Games revealed some additional details on it. Clocking in at 99GB on PS4, Rockstar's Western opus ships on two discs, and like GTA V on Xbox 360 one of them is just for installing and the other is for play.

We'll be talking about Red Dead Redemption 2 for a LONG time, and here's why.

"One of the challenges we have every year is how do we try to fit everything on to a blu-ray, and then how do you load it fast enough, because you're literally talking 50GBs of data". Furthermore, draw distances and pop-in shouldn't vary noticeably between consoles. For those getting the game on Xbox One, apologies that we couldn't test out those install times as well.

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As extra as the Red Dead Redemption 2 app sounds, it is far from Rockstar's first mobile app. Where the Xbox One X edges out the competition, however, is in terms of resolution as RDR2 runs natively at 4K on Microsoft's beefy system.

One really cool feature is that you can use the companion app to view your core info and stats in real-time, and remove the on-screen HUB to get a better view of the action.

Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and its multiplayer experience, Red Dead Online, will come with PlayStation 4 "benefits" from launch. It runs half an hour long but if you're truly torn between consoles, it could help make your decision a bit easier. So in total, it took us 1 hour and 28 minutes to install Red Dead Redemption 2 in its entirety.