Submitted by jtorry 148d ago | news

Titanfall Xbox One install requires up to 40GB

Titanfall requires up to 40GB of storage space to install, the packshot for the newly announced Xbox One Titanfall console bundle has revealed.

"Titanfall requires Xbox Live Gold and up to 40GB," reads the box blurb. (TitanFall, Xbox One)

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TomShoe  +   148d ago
Good lord @ that mandatory install. Microsoft needs to get working on the external hard drive solution. That 500 GB isn't going to last at this rate.
aceitman  +   148d ago
The game is only 16.5 gig whats up with that
jackanderson1985  +   148d ago
wasn't that just the beta? (alpha was only 4.5 i think) also could be accounting for future DLC and microtransactions and updates they all take up space aswell
Eonjay  +   148d ago
Wait so for those Xbox One bundled with the download code, how large is the download file? I think its great you can get if for free but personally I would prefer the disc just because these files are getting so large.
patsrule316  +   148d ago

I was under the impression that it doesn't matter if you have the disc or the download code, it takes the same amount of space on your hard drive. As far as I know, it installs the game to the disc either way, and only checks that the disc is in the drive, but doesn't use the files on the disc while you play.
Septic  +   148d ago

When is this external HDD support coming because I'm already feeling the bite and I hardly have that many games!
VENOMACR1227  +   148d ago
I don't understand how people are filling up their hard drives so quick. Do you have every game available? I've got 4 and still have over 250GB free. I'm not worried about space at all. Eventually Madden, NBA 2K, BF, and Forza will get deleted when new ones come out. Heck, I had the original 360 20GB hard drive the entire life of the console. I'd just delete stuff I no longer played.

As for the size of the game, 40GB might seem like a lot, but you've got 15 multiplayer maps, tons of challenges, loadouts and weapons, not to mention the titans. However, I was expecting somewhere between 20-30GB.
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GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   148d ago
@Jack anderson, Beta was 3.5ish on Xbox One for me. PC Beta are always larger because MS only allows under 4gb for beta's or demos :/
alexkoepp  +   148d ago
40 is way bigger than the alpha/beta, I'm thinking that rumor of 25% resolution for textures in the alpha was probably true, probably alot higher resolution audio to perhaps.
aceitman  +   148d ago
to the ones that disagree http://www.gametrailers.com...
kreate  +   148d ago

20gb 360 hdd only gives u 13.9 gb of space for u to use.

This isn't enough at all.

I remember I installed the mass effect 2nd disk,apps, and. Few trailers. Than the 13.9 hdd was all filled.

Forget xbl games, didn't even have space for dlc.
thehitman  +   148d ago
@ Pats

The main difference is that downloading from a code you have to connect to a server on the internet which will be hit by everyone downloading from the internet. Also if you have bad ISP service it will take longer then installing straight from the disk.
Neonridr  +   148d ago
almost every game installs stuff on your hard drive nowadays. I own a PS4 and it's not difference. But 40GB seems like a lot.
hulk_bash1987  +   148d ago
Wow Microsoft needs to add support for upgradable hard drives asap. These mandatory installs are eating up some major hdd space.
avengers1978  +   148d ago
40 gigs seems a bit much... I think the interesting thing here is the price cut and free TitanFall( i think UK only ) to me that has the smell of desperation to sell consoles.
I mean price drop and giving away a game that could be a quote "system seller"
mcarsehat  +   148d ago
im ok with that, especially after nba 2k14 but why does it say up to?
3-4-5  +   148d ago
At that rate you can fit 12.5 games on the 500 GB Hardrive.

But we all know you don't get 500 GB, you get something like 450 GB, so you can fit like 10-12 games of this size on XB1, or maybe up to 20/25 of smaller games.

500 GB just isn't enough.
TheOmniGamer  +   148d ago
Hory shiet, well the BETA 4 GBs with 2 maps and barely any content, hopefully this means there's a ton of content in the game... I hope.
ExCest  +   148d ago
The beta was not 4 gb. It was like 12 something on PC. Maybe it was 4 for the nonexistent Xbox360 version.
joefrost00  +   148d ago
The beta on xbox one was 4.8 gigs
famoussasjohn  +   148d ago
It was 4.8ish GB on Xbox One for the beta.
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ExCest  +   148d ago
@^ Seriously? I thought the new generation of consoles was supposed to be sort of equal to the PC versions. What did they cut?
Megaton  +   148d ago
How do you bloat Source engine assets that badly?
joefrost00  +   148d ago
They said they were using a heavily modified source engine
TheFallenAngel  +   148d ago
Is a good thing Sony offers the option to upgrade hard drives. At this rate you will fill your hard drive with a few games. What's the other option on xbone when it runs out of memory?
vallencer  +   148d ago
Well when the update comes out, the other option will be just plugging up an external hard drive to it. So basically exactly what the ps4 does except I just plug something in versus opening up my console and switching hard drives. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
GentlemenRUs  +   148d ago
A ONLINE-ONLY game should NEVER take up this much space, Something's obviously wrong here...

Textures: 3-4GB
Sounds: 5-6GB
Objects(Only Meshes/Animations): 2-3GB
Map files(They only contain geo data): 2-3GB

So where's the other 24GB's coming from!?
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Ace Killa 08  +   148d ago
Doesn't WOW take up like 60GBs??
Drekken  +   148d ago
WoW has 10 years of expansion packs and humongous worlds. This game is 15 maps tops.
stamps79  +   148d ago
WOW is currently at 29.3GBs with all expansions and current patches on my system.
CharlesSwann  +   148d ago
Remember when Blu-Ray was said to be unnecessary by a certain group of, no doubt, geniuses. 'No game needs to be larger than a couple DVDs; lazy programmers.'
The Meerkat  +   148d ago
Yes I do, that was 7-8 years ago!

20 years ago we made do with 1mb floppies.

30 years ago 48k cassettes were all the rage.
windblowsagain  +   148d ago
I loved copying the cassettes on my sisters twin deck back in the day,lol.
slazer101  +   148d ago

Man that brings back good memories. They were called duel cassette decks. I had a bad a$$ one with detachable speakers. Lmao! Back when copyright infringement was almost a none issue. Boy times have changed.
iKenny  +   148d ago
40 Gigs is alot. Also- I'm not sold on their bundle simply because I'm not sold on their kinect and a digital copy of Titanfall?! Thanks but no thanks.
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ExCest  +   148d ago
What if it's keeping the install file somewhere in its cache? That's the only reason I can see to double the install size.
jjb1981  +   148d ago
The install is for optimization. The disk access is faster than the bluray access rate. It would be a mandatory install even if you had the physical version. The rest of 30 GB Is DRM.
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jimbobbeers  +   148d ago
What? The install size from the preload info that was released was 15-16gb.
Dlacy13g  +   148d ago
I remember seeing that leak...now wondering if not all elements install fully off the disc. So the install from disc is only 15-16GB but if you buy digital its a full 40?
UnHoly_One  +   148d ago
The leaked 15 GB number WAS in reference to a digital download.

But no, they have said before that the install size is the same regardless, it literally copies EVERYTHING from the disc and doesn't play off the disc at all.

The only difference between digital and disc based is that the console checks to see if the disc is there if you have the disc version.
Ace Killa 08  +   148d ago
MS backed out of that option. It will be a day one digital download, but no pre-load.
Dlacy13g  +   148d ago
@UnHoly_One then I think the real conclusion here was that 15GB number was.... totally wrong. LOL...I suppose we can say to ourselves "welcome to the internet where leaks / rumors are often just BS. "
JeffGUNZ  +   148d ago
@ Dlacy

It wasn't leaked from an article or anything, MS posted the preload instructions/information on their official website! They then formally apologized for that being put up, that it was in "error". I still have hope it will be revealed for pre-load when they do the March update a week before launch. I believe it was posted prematurely, since it said "availbe immediately for download", which makes sense with the update coming march 4, a week prior to the launch. I think the cat got out of the bag a little too fast here.
GoPanthers999  +   148d ago
All i know is, i do not like having to wait a couple of hours on installs.
LoaMcLoa  +   148d ago
Does anyone know the filesize for PC?
DeadGotenks  +   148d ago
I hope they patch the install times... geez bf4 isn't nearly that large of a file and took forever for the xbox one to install it.. Titanfall will seem like a life time :(
Ace Killa 08  +   148d ago
Well dam... This is how I see my midnight launch going:
*Arrives at Gamestop at 11:00 or 11:30.
*Goes home at 12:30 or 12:45 tops!! traffic and waiting in line included
*starts the installation of TitanFall 12:50
* Goes to sleep 1:00 AM
* wakes up 7:00 AM for work only to see it probably 70% finished or so.
*Goes home at 1:00 since I called half a day at work and starts to play.

The time of midnight launches has passed, updates and installs have done that to us.
bennissimo  +   148d ago
Here's mine:

Start download at 12:01am

Take a leisurely dump

Play at 12:20am
LogicStomper  +   148d ago
"Take a leisurely dump"

That was err... unexpected... I'll bubble you up for being 'interesting' in an unusual way though.
bennissimo  +   147d ago
I may or may not take a coffee simultaneously. I'll decide when I start my download.
kingdip90  +   148d ago
Digital download is going to kill some data caps...
jmc8888  +   148d ago
Which are going to become more numerous without Net Neutrality.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   148d ago
500GB isn't cutting it MS
osamede1  +   148d ago
isnt sony ps4 also 500gb?
Drekken  +   148d ago
1TB in my PS4 from day one.
LAWSON72  +   148d ago
This is why the Xbone and even the PS4 (easy to change HDD though) should come with more storage
maniacmayhem  +   148d ago
That is insane! What was MS thinking by not providing a bigger HDD?

Better question, why in the hell didn't MS make the X1 with a changeable HDD? It makes no sense from a design standpoint. They knew they were going Blu-Ray and their original plans were to have every game installed. What made them think that 500 Gigs was enough.

And to not have external support at launch?? I'm sure more heads than just Mattrick rolled when the X1 was unveiled.

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