Prepare your bandwidth: Killzone Shadow Fall size to be 50 GB

Prepare your connection, as next generation might very well test your bandwidth - Killzone Shadow Fall has been confirmed to be around 50 GB.

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Imp0ssibl31419d ago

I think I'll miss the annoying firmware updates, anyone with an average internet connection will surely have to look at a progress bar for the better part of a day now.

Ame_No_Shiryuu1419d ago

no surprise.., the assets, the 3D model, the environment texture.., truly NEXT GEN..!!, we're lucky it's only 50 GB though...

cleft51419d ago

Good thing you can start playing a game before it finishes downloading. This should be an interesting test of that architecture.

Raf1k11419d ago

This isn't surprising at all. I did mention some months back that this would become the norm so having consoles with digital only games would be bad for a lot of people.

50GB is more than the data allowance some people have for a month so it's a good thing we still have hard copies.

neoandrew1419d ago

Maybe truly next gen, but no way this size is due to textures, assets or 3d models, crysis 3 has the best assets, 3d models and very large textures on pc, only high end pc's can run it in its full glory, so ps4 can at best have the same quality and I'm sure it has, but c3 has only around 15 gb and it is the best looking pc game, a game that none of the new console can't run in this level of detail, you just can't, due to hardware limitation.

My guess is that killzone has some very high quality 1080p clips in it.

And please ps4 fanboys, i'm not telling you c3 i better that killzone, just simple and fair compare of hardware and actual possibilities.

shivvy241419d ago

damn ! looks like i cant go digital just yet!

abzdine1419d ago

killzone is a beast!
True next gen greatness baby

Hellsvacancy1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

neoandrew? Crysis 3 may look UBER AWESOME on PCs whatever, it doesn't excuse the fact that the gameplay is BORING, I got halfway through the game and gave up, there was nothing about it that made me want to continue to play it, looking prettier wouldn't change a thing

Sevir1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

I can only imagine how big a game like the Witcher 3 and Infamous will be. Thank goodness for PlayGo, Playing as you download will be a necessity come PlayStation 4 generation, lol, I'm kind of afraid to do digital with these big games, but the best part is the PS companion app will allow my PS4 to download games while I'm at work or school during the day so I won't have to watch a status bar.

In anycase, the only games at launch I'm going digital with is Driveclub, Knack, Resogun. Killzone and Watch_Dogs are my Disc based games. :)

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P0werVR1419d ago


At least 80% or more of that are textures.

If anything, that is currently the general issue in game development. True next gen to developers will be mostly about reducing that size significantly in how you simply use textures.

So as time goes on, you'll see that size come down significantly due to how game development is progressing into highly optimized hardware and software.

So no, this does not state next gen.

neoandrew1419d ago


As i was saying, i'm not comparing games, HAVE YOU NOT LISTEN, just the tech specs and looking ONLY at c3 graphics it has no competition also on pc.

I don't care which game is better, c3 for me was also disappointing. Haven't played killzone: SF yet, so can't really say anything about it.

If the best looking game has 15gb then it is really doubtful that 50gb killzone has something to do with better textures or 3d models, as it can't look better than c3 on high end pc hardware.

As i was saying i bet on 1080p clips and/or high quality sound.

imt5581419d ago

I want more bigger games. 50 GB is not enough.

UltimateMaster1419d ago

50Gb. Wow.
And Microsoft wanted to make install based games with their DRM with an 500Gb HDD that can't be upgraded.
Imagine how many of their games would be between 20Gb to 50Gb?
You would only have played 10 games, 25 max.
Glad that didn't happen.
WTF were they thinking?

mewhy321419d ago

Wow. That's a lot of data. Good thing that the PS4 has GDDR5 and a superior GPU to move that data around at the maximum speed and the power to use it. I'm freakin' excited.

Ju1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

Well, expected. TLoU is 27GB - and I have some more clocking in at ~15-20GB. And that's why the first thing I'm gonna do is to rip out that HDD and put a 2TB drive in. It's all digital for me. 500GB fills up quickly.

BTW: Just got me downloads during the game - but requires ~70% of the game before you can play (took me 4 hours @ ~1.2MB/s ave).

Cable2kx1419d ago

I really want to download this from the store so I can remote play this at anytime with my vita.

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Anarki1419d ago

And this is why I was hoping consoles wouldn't go digital only, 50gb would take ages for me to download not only that it would kill me on launch day knowing that I have a PS4 and have to wait another day to play the games whilst they download.

ChickeyCantor1419d ago

" no surprise.., the assets, the 3D model, the environment texture.., truly NEXT GEN..!!, we're lucky it's only 50 GB though..."

Man the way people talk about this stuff really reflects how casual they really are.

I'm pretty sure uncompressed audio files also have something to do with it.

Ezz20131419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )


you keep post the same pic that still look Pretty Incredible and the best looking next gen title
but if that not a true next gen game
i wonder what you think of Ryse then since GOW/GOWA look on par with it if not better

Christopher1419d ago

Probably mostly videos and uncompressed 7.1 audio files.

Mikeyy1419d ago

Well yeah the videos and audio are uncompressed. Thats why the PS3 had better FMV's and More surround sound options last gen also. (FF13 was a perfect example, the 360 version was a disater due to compression)

Why Do they need to compress and lower the quality of assests when you have 50Gigs of space on the disc?

If 50gigs is unaccaptable for the digital download world then maybe the critics where RIGHT and we are not ready for an all digital console?

and the PS4 users that will be doing all digital will be slapping in at least a 1TB HDD anyway, at least playstation gives you options.

hollabox1419d ago

First gen already maxing out Blu Ray, well I guess that was predictable. I got into about 3 months ago with some idiots claiming BR 50GBs was enough for next gen platforms considering a handful of PS3 games coming in at over 40GBs.

Magicite1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

How much max capacity BLU-RAY disc supports?
And I wonder if there will be games with 2 discs?
Maybe PS5 wont have optical media anymore?
Does Xbone still requires mandatory installs, it wouldnt take long to fill 500GB with so large games?

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gaffyh1419d ago

Yeah Hellsvacancy, "HAVE YOU NOT LISTEN"?


I doubt it's a lot of video, maybe audio and textures, but most of these games rarely have loads of video, they might have a few but not loads.

jcnba281419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

"truly NEXT GEN"

Damage control much?

50gb? So that means you can only download around 10 big games on PS4 until you run out of hard drive space! And people here were complaining about Wii U's hard drive space lol PS4's hard drive space is just as bad.

But guess what you can't stick an external hard drive in to the PS4.

triforce791419d ago

Well theres titles on wiiu that are over 20GB like legocity ect so its no surprise...

oof461419d ago

Welcome to the future!

deecee331419d ago

Crazy...hopefully 5 years into this gen when someone makes a game that pushes 100GB we'll have direct fiber in our homes to download it in some reasonable amount of time.

mkis0071419d ago

@jcnba28 nope no external drives but most of us are changing out the internal drive for 1-4TB drives. So no problem.

minimur121419d ago

"And this is why I was hoping consoles wouldn't go digital only, 50gb would take ages for me to download not only that it would kill me on launch day knowing that I have a PS4 and have to wait another day to play the games whilst they download."

Did you forget we can play while it's downloading???

Gaming1011419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

I guess some people just didn't read the article, you can play as you download, no need to wait for the whole thing. It's a new feature for PS4.

But yeah, 50 GB is about right for a true next gen game. Be sure you upgrade your hard drive right off the bat so you're not screwed down the road!

bligmerk1419d ago

This is very interesting news. We know the PS4 Blu-ray drive is 6X compared to the 2X in the PS3. What we don't know is the capacity. There have been rumors the PS4 Blu-ray drive is a 100GB triple or quad layer. If KZ:SF is 50GB already, it is really doubtful Sony was planning the rest of the generation as multi-disc installs, which makes it even more likely the PS4 Blu-ray drive is 100GB.

cj1pate1011419d ago

How is sp running at 30 fps last gen 1080 p resoultion next gen dude? Man you damn fan boys really piss me off. I was running 1080p 60 fps since 2005 too now. Why are you kids so happy about a 50 gig dl. Mgs4 was 50 gigs and that game was filled with cutscenes and horrid shooting mechanics. Killzone 2 was major hype just as every kz is. What make killzone shadow fall any diffrent from this hype is my question to you sony fuck bagels!

Rimeskeem1419d ago

just buy the game retail and it will be way less