Titanfall for Xbox One actually requires 20GB of hard drive space

Earlier reports of install size being 40GB were incorrect, Respawn confirms.

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Titanfall won't take up as much of your Xbox One hard drive space as previously thought. Respawn Entertainment community manager Abbie Heppe confirmed on Twitter that the game will require a 20GB install, not "up to 40GB," as was reported on Monday.

The 40GB figure came from the packaging of the special-edition Titanfall Xbox One bundle. Heppe told DualShockers that the discrepancy was probably due to the fact that the packaging was created before the final file size was confirmed.

At 20GB, Titanfall is significantly smaller than other popular shooters like Battlefield 4 (33GB) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (39GB). Notably, however, Titanfall does not feature a traditional single-player campaign like those other two games, which no doubt affects the file size.

Titanfall does not run in 1080p on Xbox One, instead outputting at a native resolution of 792p.

Meanwhile, the PC version of Titanfall requires at least 50GB of free hard drive space. The game's hefty size on PC could come down to a number of elements, including its reported "Insane" texture resolution setting. The full minimum requirements for Titanfall are listed below.

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • RAM: At least 4 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space
  • VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 4770 with 512MB RAM or better / Nvidia GeForce 8800GT with 512MB RAM or better
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Gamepad
  • ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: 512kbps down and 384kbps up or faster Internet connection

Developed by a team of former Call of Duty designers, including Infinity Ward cofounder Vince Zampella, Titanfall launches March 11 for Xbox One and PC. An Xbox 360 version--developed externally at Bluepoint Games--will launch two weeks later on March 25.

For more on Titanfall, be sure to check out our feature, The Next Big Game: Titanfall, which includes exclusive interviews, previews, and videos for the game.

Discussion

436 comments
SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

792p.

To X1 owners out there we found a solution to your dilemma. Play your games at a safe distance, say the kitchen. That way you'll think you have a PS4 and you'll be happy with your purchase. And remember, you don't need better resolution if you take my advice.

In fact, you may not even need an X1 and might be happy with a 360, but that's another story.

forerunner2
forerunner2

Also, how do Gamespot still make this sound like a dig at the XB1?! If they hadn't just jumped on the bandwagon and actually carried out some investigative journalism, they could have saved themselves the trouble of an update. But that wouldn't help the trolling at all would it? Gamespot = The Daily Mail of video game journalism.

kavik2k2
kavik2k2

Wow.. who ever wrote this artical is ignorant. 1st that resolution(792p) was for the beta, not the final game, abbie said it would be around the 900p area. 2nd both of those GPU's are not DX11 compatible so how can those cards work? 3rd the final resolution has not been confirmed, and 512x512 diffuse maps? The beta had 1024x1024 and was said to be only 75% quality, so yeah this info is way off. And besides 512x512 texture maps would not take up 20gb of data. Models for games hardly go over 125mb. Now if you said these specs where for 360 I might belive it more. So get your info right before reporting it.

MigzBR
MigzBR

This game is a masterpiece on the PC, It looks marvelous and it runs smooth. The insane texture really boosts the graphics quality. My gtx 780 ti had no problems handling it.

roman4545
roman4545

oh my... this could prove that Witcher 3 can be 60GB on next gen and 80GB for PC.....  yup all power to PC haha

ramyland
ramyland

it is 20.00000000000000000000000000000000001 GB inform your titanspot kids corectly !

kyse2
kyse2

i wish they would make it so we didnt have to download the insane texture resolution setting if we cant run them lol

themc_7
themc_7

20 GB is okay in my books, but I have a feeling 40-50 GB installs are not far off.

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

Gamespot editors are a joke, between their favoritism, mods who delete comments for no reason, glitchy bug-ridden new layout and lack of fact checking in news no wonder this website is sinking.

howiex89
howiex89

not like gamespot to post something premature......

zen3515
zen3515

Really DirectX 11 only ?
Is this true 

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

So when is GameSpot going to actually become a news site for gaming and not just a sellout to MS, Sony or Nintendo to become a hype train site . . . *sigh* maybe i'm asking way too much, May as well rename this site IGN 2.0

noandno
noandno

Another win for PC MASTER RACE

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

im glad they threw in the resolution into the article otherwise we woulda actually learned something.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

I'm going to stop bothering with game news in general I think. Every other story is shooting its bolt too soon and ends up wrong, corrected, updated or withdrawn. Just like the games themselves these days it gets thrown out there in some sort of working state and then patched up later.

Lostat
Lostat

I'm still going to wait until much later this year before choosing which console - xbox-one or ps4 I'm buying.  It's just too early to tell which way things are going to go, which things will still be broken by the end of this year & which things they'll have fixed.

meatz666
meatz666

Wow!

It's less than the size of all MS/Titanfall PR data stored at Gamespot's server.

arqe
arqe

Yesterday , you guys said 40gb , now saying 20gb , 1 week later we wont even have to buy the game to play it probably.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@guardianofhonor So wtf is this I can like comments but I can't make any?
 Look at your likes. Look at that bollocks.

noandno
noandno

@obsequies  People were baffled with 720p so they rose it up.... a bit...

joey2010
joey2010

@uchihasilver  So true. Lots of bias here. They seem to think that everything gaming is centred around those three companies.

roman4545
roman4545

@noandno yup another win for PC.. 50GB... have fun ! Cant wait for Witcher 3 that could be 80GB hahaha PC

snaketus
snaketus

@noandno  At least on PC I can play it 1080p whahah. If I play it some day.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@Lostat  just get both >.> best way to go my friend oh and a gaming PC =P 

forerunner2
forerunner2

@FULGOREY2K  It isn't hype. It's anticipation. I literally haven't played competitive multi-player since the days of the XBox Original, I couldn't get into the BF and Cod franchises and I'm more interested in the single-player aspects of the Halo series, but I played the Titanfall beta to see if the game was worth playing or not. It hooked me. I haven't had so much fun in multi-player. It was fast paced, stable, and most importantly, FUN! That is what it is all about, surely?

arrowhead927
arrowhead927

@FULGOREY2K lol "cod real steel" as he calls it, is better then just another cod

He whines about it being not innovative enough but  this game is actually a good change from the usual


wallacom
wallacom

@FULGOREY2K  You are not a smart man, my friend. The news article is before people could play the BETA, and after playing it I can say for sure the game is great and tons of fun, so I could not care less about this article.

meatz666
meatz666

@FULGOREY2K  I can't believe people still fall for hype, mass marketing campaigns, and preorders... But people are still dumb

camp1301
camp1301

@snaketus @noandno720p 1nd 1080p aren't going to look any different unless you have an insanely large monitor or your face is right u against the screen.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

@wallacom did you even read it? 

the guy played it. 

thus he gave an open opinion, but carry on sheep

obsequies
obsequies

@meatz666 @FULGOREY2K  hype can be evil but sometimes I just want to be excited about a game I like. Think back to when you were a kid man. Keep it simple and don't ruin things for yourself.

b00me
b00me

@meatz666 @FULGOREY2K It's a good thing Respawn had an open beta and allowed people to see what the hype was all about then. Also, not everyone is going to like TF, but for every 1 article you can find saying to not believe the hype, I can show you 20 that say to believe it.

arqe
arqe

@meatz666 @FULGOREY2K  game is good , better than the most of the games that released since early 2013. so yeah , hype should not be overrated in this situation.

camp1301
camp1301

@obsequies @noandno If you new anything you'd realize that the average person can't tell the difference in 720 and 1080p unless it's on an insanely large screen or you are sitting much too close.

camp1301
camp1301

@SpicaAntares @camp1301@snaketus@noandnoEvidently you do not understand simple things and are trying to be a smartass. I never said anything about a "safe" distance. See if you can understand this: Every TV/monitor is designed for an optimal viewing distance depending on it's size. For example, my 46" has a minum designed viewing distance of 4'. At the minimum viewing distance the typical human being (that's people) cannot tell the difference in 720p and 1080p. The minimum viewing distance for your 26" TV your mom got you for X-mas is probably around 2 ft. But if you stand across the street you can pretend you have a clue.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@camp1301 @snaketus@noandno

Sounds right. So the suggestion to X1 owner would be... please watch your X1 from at a safe distance, say the kitchen. That way you won't see any difference and think you have a PS4.