Next-gen console games like the PlayStation 5 are guaranteed to require a record amount of storage, and you'll need faster internet.
If Rockstar port Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PlayStation 5 and decide to quadruple the maximum supported resolution to 8K, that version of the game could take up to 400GB, according to Frank Hamlin, director of the US distribution giant GameStop.
In a recent interview with US media, one of GameStop's key people explained that the PS4 version of the second Red Dead Redemption game already weighs around 100GB and that another improvement in resolution will undoubtedly mean a major leap in storage space.
Four times as many pixels will also significantly slow down the download of such games, which means that with the PS5 or Xbox Scarlett you will definitely want to grab a better internet pack at higher speeds, at least if you're not ready for even longer waiting times before playing new titles.
On the plus side, both Sony and Microsoft plan to include optical disk readers in their new consoles, Hamlin confirmed. In other words, you will still have the choice between buying digital and purchasing physical games, though it is still uncertain whether the new consoles will use Blu-Ray or any other media standard.
Microsoft has already announced that the Xbox Scarlett will hit the market in late 2020 under a different name, and while Sony still does not respond so openly to inquiries about the framework release of the fifth PlayStation console, the PS5 is expected to be out by spring 2021. Both devices should be fairly cheap, at least compared to their direct predecessors, analysts say.