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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.