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Titanfall will leave a large metal footprint on your hard drive

Titanfall is worth every GB, if the beta is anything to go by.

Titanfall has landed; here's our Titanfall review.

Since an all-too-brief beta a week ago, Titanfall’s crouching robots and hidden pilots have weighed heavily on my memory. The same will be true for my PC, it seems: Titanfall will be 48GB when installed - meatier than most MMOs. But it’ll be considerably smaller to download.

Respawn honcho Vince Zampella told Twitter followers that the download will be a notably lighter 21GB - before it’s unpacked, with a CACHUNK-CACHUNK, on your hard drive.

That’s a relief in an era where hard drive space is far less valuable than time wasted watching progress bars. But that full 48GB is still cause to sit back and whistle in wonder when you consider the size of Titanfall’s contemporaries. Call of Duty: Ghosts is its closest competitor at 40GB - but Battlefield 4 is just 29GB large.

Titanfall is by far the leanest of those three games. Cleared of cutscenes and zombie modes and single player, it’s hard to imagine what all those files are - though it’s folly to equate design with filesize, of course.

The rest of Titanfall's minimum requirements aren't too taxing, thankfully:

  • Min: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 512MB VRAM, Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT

Games get bigger all the time, but so do hard drives and, ideally, bandwidths - or perhaps yours hasn't? Is this a headache for you?

Thanks, RPS.

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4 Years ago

Even at 48GB I'd be hard pressed to fill my 2TB gaming drive unless I don't uninstall anything ever for years (which I haven't and it's still only half full). It's the download that puts me off. Not that there's an issue with that either per-se - I have a decent enough connection (although there are many, many people out in rural areas who don't and will take ages to download this), but it's just another barrier between me and the game. If I like the game enough to buy it then a large download wouldn't put me off, but for free-to-play games and particularly free weekends I just can't be bothered spending the time downloading them.

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4 Years ago

Can anyone explain why a multiplayer only source engine game with visuals from 5 years ago and the hardware specs to match is double the size of today's MMO games, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, etc? It just doesn't make any sense to me unless this game is going to ship with a "super, ultra, makes Crysis 3 textures look ugly" setting.

"Is this a headache for you?"

Yes it is. It's pretty much an entire SSD. If someone who knows more about this stuff can explain why the game takes up so much space then I wouldn't mind but right now it's just a big wtf.