At long last, Red Dead Redemption 2 has officially launched on PS4. Those with digital copies of the critically acclaimed Western have been able to play since midnight, having pre-loaded the game ahead of time. However, those who have decided to purchase the physical version may be in for a wait. As we know, the game's data is spread across two Blu-Ray discs, but it sounds like it'll take a bit of time for the game to fully install on your console.
DualShockers estimates that it'll take roughly an hour and 30 minutes to install Red Dead 2 from the two discs.
Initially when we inserted the disc, the estimated time read as three hours total. Thankfully that sped up over time. When installing the 89.195 GB required to play Red Dead Redemption 2, disc one contained 41.631 GB of the data and took us approximately 46 minutes to install in its entirety. After putting in the second disc, the rest downloaded in what ended up being 42 minutes. So in total, it took us 1 hour and 28 minutes to install Red Dead Redemption 2 in its entirety.
This test was carried out on a PS4 Pro, but the site also installed the game on a standard PS4 and found the times were very similar. It sounds like those with physical copies should be prepared to set aside some time for the installation process.
Do you have a physical version of Red Dead Redemption 2? Does this lengthy installation bother you, or are you happy to wait? Sit patiently in the comments below.