Titanfall for Xbox One requires "up to" 40GB of space to install

Microsoft confirms install size for Respawn's upcoming multiplayer shooter.

The Xbox One version of Titanfall will require "up to" 40GB of hard drive space to install, Microsoft and Electronic Arts announced today.

The news comes from the fine print of the Titanfall Xbox One bundle announcement, which notes the file size for the first time. Titanfall's install size is close to that of other major shooters like Battlefield 4 (33GB) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (39GB).

Titanfall also requires Xbox Live Gold, as it is a multiplayer-only shooter. The Xbox One Titanfall bundle includes a one-month Xbox Live Gold card; after that, you'll need to pay $10/month or $60/year to continue playing.

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.

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wetdrop
wetdrop

I'm very surprised that the only thing people care about In a game these days is the graphics. Myself once I'm in to the game and I'm fighting 2 people while trying to backpedal to get inside to avoid a Titan coming around the corner get a double kill rocket jump to the second floor to jump mount the Titan and get wrecked by a player on a rooftop I didn't notice, I barely notice what the game looks like. I just know that I enjoy playing it, a lot!!, secondly I need to get this off my chest, to all the playstation fanboys, Every online game is just better on XBOX LIVE! I own all consoles, don't subscribe to any party usually, but Xbox online service is great, could have something to do with the millions of dollars they make from it but I don't care because it was money well spent to me because I enjoy the service.

Silviiwilvii
Silviiwilvii

This shouldn't be a surprise.  I think Killzone Shadow Fall was 38GBs give or take.  Had to download the first 7.5 before you could start playing it.


Now that both consoles will be using blurays, I'd be more surprised if any game was below 30 GBs.


Fact aside PC games have had compression for years.  Maybe one day they'll compress the downloaded files.  I'd rather wait for a 20 GB download over a 40 GB download any day!

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Yea nobody cares about Titanfall except Shitbox fanboys who think Halo is the best FPS. Halo sucks. All MicroShit knows is FPS.

iMpLuX
iMpLuX

Yea this is the new normal. I was shocked when NBA 2K14 wanted to eat up 45GB's of space. Basically the game is installing it's entire self onto the HDD, so why do we still need to use the disc?

I think that's a good idea that you buy a retail disk, take it home and install it. And then you never need to use the disk again. Makes me feel better after having to waste so much space for a game.

drybones41
drybones41

If you compare it to other games it makes me wonder what is exactly taking up all that space. The "beta" was already pretty big, i was surprised actually considering what we had access to.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

That's big! I'm also wondering why Titanfall requires a 3GB gpu to not look like mud on the PC version.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Makes sense.  Ghost, Ryse, and Dead Rising all take up a similar amount of space.

Not really a big deal, as the latest update allowed for uninstalling/space management.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

that sounds big but oh well i'm getting it on 360 anyway only one of my friends has a XB1 everyone else got a PS4 (we all have 360's too)

croxus
croxus

40GB? So does infamous? So, what?

This will be the norm soon... like anyone will be playing more than 10 games simultaneously...

themc_7
themc_7

I thought blu ray was supposed to revolutionize how we play games. Why are we still installing 40GB games, when we can read off of a 50GB, dual layer blu ray disc. Isn't that faster anyways? With mandatory installs like this...my 500GB HDD is gonna be full in no time.

19James89
19James89

Christ almighty, next gen/current gen clearly means inferior gameplay matched by over-bloated installations for all that 1080p/60fps bollocks that really doesn't matter. 

musalala
musalala

What the hell why are these installs so big? what was the point of using blueray when the installs are this big.

TonnFool23
TonnFool23

LOL! "The Xbox One Titanfall bundle includes a one-month Xbox Live Gold card; after that, you'll need to pay $10/month or $60/year to continue playing." HAHAHAHAHHA, buy this game for PC and I can play for free....

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

Another reason to get PC version, in PCland people play multiplayer for free, yes this is not a joke, this is still possible !

jharring
jharring

For pete's sake Gamespot I am getting sick of 17 new Titanfall articles every single day.  I am sure it will be a big hit but to me it's just the latest iteration of Online Dudebro Shooty McShooting game.  Dark Souls II comes out the same day, people!  THAT is what I'll be playing for months.

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

If this game uses 40GB to install, imagine how much space it'll take to install Destiny when that gets released. 

noandno
noandno

Please don't misread "GB" as "MB", Gamespot. Thank you.

Silviiwilvii
Silviiwilvii

@iMpLuX  It's so you can't sell the disc but still be able to play the game.  If you want to play the game without using a disc, you'll have to download it.

opinions2
opinions2

@iMpLuX The disc can be used as a 2nd reference source to help reduce load times. Both the BD and HDD can search for different information that the system is requesting. That's my assumption anyway

dpadam450
dpadam450

@Spyre1984 Will still look like mud. Crappy sprite based grass. I wasn't much impressed by the graphics.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@croxus Exactly! Is any of these games worth installing or downloading again once you have completed them once? No. Just move on to the next big deal.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

I recon it's because physical distribution mediums went out the window when digital distribution showed how much easier it is to obtain media.

pspearman
pspearman

@musalala  The blu-rays are merely for getting the data from them to you. Running games from discs should have been stopped long ago, optical media is just not good enough for the job

wetdrop
wetdrop

I guess this will be a problem for the 5 people who bought an xbox and don't already play online

pspearman
pspearman

@TonnFool23 But you were not sold your PC at a loss in order to recoup the loss with game fees and subscriptions

torrne667
torrne667

@Karmazyn  People paid for warcraft(i personally dont like it but hey..).....and people will continue to pay for experiences that they enjoy, its personal preference. Yes pc is better, this is not news...like this article...are you eddie makuch by any chance lol

MondasM
MondasM

@torrne667  you are right, basically the new consoles are what you have described, however due to their strict configuration and os, they squeeze and harness every bit of the available power (of course depending on the developer's abilities)....

ps3 and xbox 360 have 256 and 512 mb of ram with different 8 - 9 year old processors and you cannot argue about the quality of games we have witnessed...

on the other hand you have a plethora of pc components and technologies, and the developers are trying to cope with this fact, sometimes the drivers work, sometimes not, you have to update the drivers manually or tweak them, then you have to upgrade your pc constantly for it not to become outdated in two years, etc, etc...

there up and down sides to every story, it is just people's preference nothing more... :)

torrne667
torrne667

And to use the subscription fee as a negative point is fucking weak dude...

hystavito
hystavito

@dpadam450 @Spyre1984  I only had the beta on Xbox One and I was very unimpressed by the graphics.  I commented that it almost looked like an Xbox 360 game.

themc_7
themc_7

@Spyre1984  Digital distribution is still too expensive and too slow. Plus the game is locked to your account and can never be traded in, or lent to friends.

zachyoshida
zachyoshida

 @musalala  please if all of Skyrim can fit on one DVD im pretty sure a BD is good enough for the job

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

@torrne667 @Karmazyn I know no Eddie man, but you should be able to play online games for free. PS3 had this functionality, sadly they introduced subscription but you get sooo much more for your buck than you get on XBox One. WoW is an MMO with a monthly subscription, an old model which is rearely incorporated into new relases (look at Guild Wars 2) and Old Republic which switched to free to play, wait and see elder scrol will also fail as a subscription orientated MMO.

TonnFool23
TonnFool23

@MondasM @torrne667  "on the other hand you have a plethora of pc components and technologies, and the developers are trying to cope with this fact, sometimes the drivers work, sometimes not, you have to update the drivers manually or tweak them, then you have to upgrade your pc constantly for it not to become outdated in two years, etc, etc..."


Wtf are you talking about? Sometimes drivers work or sometimes it does not??? wtf??? Why are you talking out of your arse when you don't know nothing on PC gaming? Updating drivers manually..how hard is it to update a driver? Are you really that stupid? Tweaking drivers manually? yes if you're running CROSSFIRE or SLI settings and you can choose to Overclock by changing the settings. These features are implemented because PC gamers are not brain dead monkeys who can't customize what they wish for..."Upgrading every 2 years" Okay I heard enough of BS....far to much BS in one comment.

themc_7
themc_7

@Spyre1984  well yeah. Everything on PS3, 4 and Xb1 is on bluray discs, but after the mandatory install to the HDD(on next gen), nothing actually reads off the disc. Everything is pulled for the HDD and the disc is simply to verify ownership. Seems sort of dumb if you ask me.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

Are there no console games that have come out on bluray?

blackothh
blackothh

@pspearman @TonnFool23Its a shame, because if they actually put some money in the console and made it powerful, there would be so many more happy gamers. Nobody seems to recognize "you get what you pay for" anymore.

pspearman
pspearman

@TonnFool23 @pspearman  Its not just MS, Sony (and a lesser extent, Nintendo) use the same ploy also. They know most people will not spend a fortune on a console so they sell it at a loss and use other means of making money (likes subs etc)

torrne667
torrne667

@Karmazyn That the problem tho mate, if it has income being made off of it, they will make sure it runs cool, reliable and provide some sort of moderation. I had both 360 and ps3 last gen(still got my 360..ps3 ylod on me :( .. ) and i used to enjoy uncharted multiplayer on it but that was it, the online paled in comparison to xboxlive in my experience. And when it goes free to play it just fades away because lets face it who wants to work for free?

blackothh
blackothh

@torrne667 @tom_cat_01solid state is great, but the question is, when will you short circuit enough pathways to crash the drive? 1 year? 2 years?

torrne667
torrne667

@tom_cat_01  Also..do you NEED 10 games installed? have you got ADHD or something that you cannot focus on more than 1 or 2 games at a time?