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Submitted by DPAD Dave 273d ago | news

Battlefield 4 PS4 install size is 34.9GB

The PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 requires 34.9GB of storage space, VideoGamer can reveal.

In comparison, the PC version requires around 24GB, while a complete installation of the Xbox 360 version comes in at around 14GB. An installation size for the Xbox One version is not yet known. (Battlefield 4, PS4)

black0o  +   273d ago
where did that extra 10 GB come from ??

edit: ''but with large mandatory installations'' last time i checked the ps4 doesn't req a mandatory installations
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M-Easy  +   273d ago
Its cashe memory.
GoodnessGreatness  +   273d ago
what is cache memory?
DeadlyFire  +   273d ago
It basically uses 50 GB on the HDD as a buffer for game files. So it won't install. It will just run and push up to 50 GB of files if necessary on your HDD until you end the game then it wipes that 50 GB clear to do it again with next game.
johndoe11211  +   273d ago
Know what I think, I think this is the result of companies making games to cater for DRM on the consoles.

Remember, the xbox had mandatory installs and who knows, it was probably the same with the ps4 but then sony decided against going through with the DRM and caused total chaos for the devs and the xbox one.

Those games were probably too far into development to change it at that point so now we have the first slew of games having ridiculous install sizes.

Hey I could be dead wrong. it's just a theory. At the end of the day I thank sony for what they did even though I know it screwed some of the devs. I don't care if the day one update will be getting rid of DRM on the ps4, what matters is that they decided to support the customers at just the right time and in doing so protected our rights. Whether they did it fro the money or not is completely irrelevant.
obliterator  +   273d ago
Pc version requires 24gb. And ps4 34.9gb. O.o
Bgibbs  +   273d ago
Except that the PS4 stores the 34.9gb of data in cache memory. Meaning that space becomes free the second you stop playing the game.
Iceman X  +   273d ago | Intelligent
HD audio, PC games don't use HD PCM uncompressed audio. PS3 games and blu ray movies only use this. To give you an example Heavenly Sword Audio file was 10gb alone.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007...
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black0o  +   273d ago
thx .. +up
awi5951  +   273d ago
@Iceman X

??? lol noob my pc does lol i have 192000hz PCM comming out of my sound card into my 7.1 receiver into my 4 Bic tower speakers.
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awi5951  +   272d ago
LOL the PS fangirls are disagreeing because they know nothing about PC sound quality then dont open your mouths then you wont get corrected.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   273d ago
That makes those PX4's I just preorderd feel more worth while.
Sheikah  +   273d ago
Ouch. What abt the digitally downloadable version then :p? 120?
nick309  +   273d ago
Same size as the install. These installs are the full games. This is to prevent consoles from heating too much from the disc spinning alot.
Sheikah  +   273d ago
Thank you for clarifying - bubs for you. I didn't know that :) so -- I just did some preorder/trade-in magic and got BF4 (Ps3) extremely cheaply - so it wont matter if I do the "PSN store" PS3 > PS4 update, or physically trade in my PS3 version, for a PS4 upgrade? Both of them will require the 35 gig install + disc in machine?
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seanpitt23  +   273d ago
It's getting crazy now we need more than 500g if this is going to be the norm.
Fishy Fingers  +   273d ago
Yep.

I suppose you can juggle the installs, some games I play more than others, once a title is done with or rarely played you could always delete the install. Ball ache next time you fancy a quick blast on said game though.
Minato-Namikaze  +   273d ago
They remove as soon as you stop playing, its a cache more than an install.
Edi007  +   273d ago
500 gb next next = 5 gb current gen
Caleb_H  +   273d ago
So 3tb=30gb? Ok...
supraking951  +   273d ago
whats the size of the ps3 version? anyone? thanks
nick309  +   273d ago
Around 16 GB judging by 360 torrents.
GirlOnFire  +   273d ago
I downloaded it this morning from PSN store. It's 10gb download I don't know if it has mandatory install on the game though.
gamewizard99  +   273d ago
Why is Knack 37GB then? Oh well I'll be buying it on disk anyway.
TENTONGUN  +   273d ago
i heard knack is a fairly lengthy game.
Iltapalanyymi  +   273d ago
Hmm. Seeing big installs like this lately so much that i might buy a 1TB HDD for my PS4. 500gb does not cut it!
Neonridr  +   273d ago
Ouch, Digital Download sales are going to plummet I think for the next gen. Not everyone has unlimited bandwith (I only get 125 GB per month), and even at great speeds, it would take a while to download 30+ GB of data.

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