The high, high definition world of the 4K resolution Xbox One X is going to take a big toll on your hard drive.
Tsss not good.
30% isnt much in the grand scheme of things. Especially when you can uninstall stuff you dont want taking up room.
I disagree. 30% is huge and removing and reinstalling stuff is time consuming and not user-friendly. However, I can't see any alternative if you want 4K assets.
Darthv, do you even math? You're talking a third more space requirement for current games when people are complaining about 1TB HDD. @SlappingOysters: And what about when 8K rolls around? Aren't they talking about 15K besides?
30% is going to make a big difference. Halo 5 alone is 90gbs to download as it is, you add 30% to that it's around 117gbs (give or take I'm rounding). To install, then delete, then redownload 117gbs is INSANE. 90 is already ridiculous. Even if you have physical it's still going to take forever to install.
I'd say 30% is a minimum estimate. 4k takes up 4 times the amount of space for video and textures that 1080p would. If developers even put the work in. Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, for instance, has 23 gigabytes of video files. If they rendered those cutscenes in-engine, it would drop the size by 90-95%. So there are ways to cut download sizes. Could always buy physical media. Then again, 1-gig+ download speeds could make it all a non-issue.
All the talk about 4k assets makes it seem that a game would be double if not triple its original size. So 30% really isnt as bad as people think. It's def better than 50-60%+
@darthv72: You're talking about a 30% increase versus nothing. You don't have a 4k set you're giving up HDD space for nothing. That its not a grater sacrifice for nothing w/o 4k is little condolence.
How hard is it to do a 4TB hard drive nowadays?
For internal it could but the hdd makers gotta make a 2.5 size hdd of 4tb if possible. From what I heard 3.5 would make the system hotter or something which why they don't have a 3.5 hdd internal but external support. I'm just saying from what I read on the internet so I'll probably be wrong. Idk someone correct.
Considering the console is already $500 plus whatever games you get, thats an inconvenient expense.. Also if they buy a 4K tv then youre looking at a huge expense for a home console..
Of course there was going to be a tradeoff. Hence why I'll continue to roll with base consoles
That's not good better have a bigger hard drive
I am shock by all the concerns and those who are very surprised and outraged that 4k games and textures would somehow require more space than 900p and 1080p games.
Not everyone understands that bigger textures equals biggger files.
8TB externals are super cheap so this is not a big deal for the world's most powerful console.
Who thought it was going to be less? I mean really... I got 8 TB of storage so bring on the X.
It will definitely take a toll on my internet bill, @ .20 cents a gig it will hurt.
You guys might as well get use to this. Come next gen this will be the norm.
Next-gen they better put in a super fast disc drive so there’s no need for installs. Or maybe even go with cartridges like Nintendo. I wouldn’t mind paying a premium if it saves me a ton of HDD space.
Yeah how is the working out the Switch with digital. Hint, you have several games that already require more space to fully install than the actual storage Nintendo provides internally in the Switch. Forcing people to immediately add space to their Switch. In perspective that would be like a game on a PS4 or Xbox requiring more than 500GB to install and forcing us to go out a buy a larger external right way. I think relative to what Switch is doing even in the worst scenario I could install 7 games the similar in size of Halo 5 (60GB) on that measly 500GB internal drive. I personally would not want pay that premium tax people do with Nintendo. This is especially important considering digital is consuming well over 50% of all sales (some estimates have closing in at 65%) nowadays. Super fast disc drive? (Hopefully you meant Blu-Ray disc not hard drive) But, yeah lets spin faster and hope the drive mechanics don't fail faster, lets also not worry about the harmonics and increased vibrations not affecting the highly compact consoles internals, along with a slew of other issues faster spinning disc would cause. I don't know why anyone would like cartridges. To easy to lose or have to keep around. I have a 5TB drive filled with over 300 games (almost exclusively digital purchases). No switching cartridges or disc needed to play. Just highlight the item in the install game list, press the controller A button and away we go. Easy peasy. I have plans on purchasing 8TB and moving over the 5TB drive data to that drive before my X comes, Then moving the 5TB external to relace the 2TB attached to my PS4 Pro.
get used to it.
Used to it on pc/base ps4 but damn it sucks. So much space eaten up and there isn't an actual physical alternative. Just gotta suck it up and get a bigger drive.
$500 premium console with huge install sizes and only 1TB HDD? Come on....they could have at least thrown in an elite controller. Casuals won’t even bother at that price. It’s not very good value.
What do casuals have to do with the X. Like the PS4 Pro neither consoles were designed for them. Then you say throw in a $150 Elite controller. How does that make it better for casuals? Casuals don't care about the Elite controllers. And for a casual gamer that bought and X or Pro 1TB is plenty. Casual gamer's attachment rate for purchases runs about 2-3 games per year or on average 10 games total over the lifetime of their ownership. People that actually understand what the X brings to the table realize how much is packed into that $499 price tag. Those that don't complain and want an Elite controller.
More detail means more needed space. Only natural.
Do people just look for things to moan about on here? Wouldnt it be obvious that games with more detailed texture packs and so on would be larger installs? Where do you think this extra data goes?
lol. Most of them are faking it. fake concerns
So you need an external HDD, the system, a 4K TV, plus games/accessories.. Seems doable /S
Ye but the switch sucks cuz you need to buy a sd card /s
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