You can pre-load Red Dead Redemption 2 starting Friday, October 19

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26, 2018, and is available now for pre-order starting at $59.99. The game world is reportedly massive, with huge 4K assets to boot, which will put some serious pressure on your downloads and HDD storage space. To help you prepare, Rockstar will allow players across Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to begin pre-loading the game this Friday, at 12AM ET.

Additionally, Rockstar will drop the launch trailer for the game tomorrow at 10AM, which we'll slip in here once it goes live.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set at the dawn of the industrial age in a fictional reimagining of the Wild West. The game is a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption, with character Dutch Van der Linde and John Marston both returning from the previous game.

Early previews of the game speak of an open world with unprecedented detail and interactivity, which, like Grand Theft Auto V before it, could redefine the very idea of "open world" once it launches. We'll have to wait and see.

If you've already made up your mind, you can pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 now at both Amazon and the PlayStation Store starting at $59.99, ready for launch on October 26, 2018.

Jez Corden