Watch Dogs Xbox One file size is 20.42GB, achievement list appears

New details about Ubisoft's open-world game emerge in the lead-up to launch.

With just a few weeks to go before the release of Ubisoft's much-anticipated open-world game Watch Dogs on May 27, new details about the game have begun to come out of the shadows.

First, the game's file size on Xbox One is 20.42 GB, according to the Watch Dogs product page on Xbox.com. The PC version will require at least 25GB of hard drive space. That's significantly smaller than other next-generation games, like PlayStation 4 game Killzone: Shadow Fall, which weighs in at nearly 40GB.

Separately, Xbox Achievements has obtained the Watch Dogs achievement list. There are, according to the report, 38 achievements in all worth a total of 1000 gamerscore. Players will be challenged to perform tasks like collect all burner phones, kill three enemies with IEDs, and unlock every ctOS Tower, among others.

Watch Dogs launches May 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Wii U version, which Ubisoft is now "fully focused" on, is coming later.

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davidpring2005
davidpring2005

Not bad. I've seen bigger file sizes. Anyone know what the PS4 install size is?

wilson2k9
wilson2k9

So does it mean this game is going to be lacking graphically? Since its 20GB and not around 50GB? I don't download games so it doesn't really matter to me, but I do agree with comments below, HD should of been 1TB or more, considering how cheap 1TB HDs are in the store.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I usually delete game downloads from my PS4 hard drive once I beat the game. That way I keep as much free room on my hard drive as possible. You can always reinstall the game and start playing immediately as its downloading in the background anyway. 

VersaType
VersaType

I'm kinda surprised about the size of this game. But it could be that due to the extra time for development they compressed it. But I'm still looking forward to it.

kereke12
kereke12

I think it was stupid for Microsoft and Sony to put a 500gb on their systems. What they should of done was put at least a 700gb or 1tb of memory on their systems. There are people out there who can afford to buy all typed of games that need extra memory and not only that the updates these games do and I can only imagine how much the DLC are going to take up. 

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

You know the original x box 360 hd was like 20gb? Yeah i can easily see 2tb X1's in a few years available.

Deaho
Deaho

I don't understand why people make a big deal because of the game size. Ubisoft not telling us that the game will be cool because its size is 20 gb.The size of  the games will be like that in this generation because of the blu ray and the power of the consoles gives developers the ability to make the games bigger and better in graphics.

Kalifornia
Kalifornia

Let's don't go getting out panties in a bunch on filesize people...they could just be really bad coders.

JohnTheLyrical
JohnTheLyrical

I don't understand why they don't have the pre-order option up along with the achievement list.

memenotu
memenotu

Welcome to the vision MS is pushing, a future where you will have to buy multiple Ones to be able to play your gaming library...

snider83
snider83

I wish the x1 would've came with a bigger hard drive. Im already over halfway full.

gabrielsomek
gabrielsomek

does it have to be a hard drive or could it just be any storage device?(USB)

Creasy1903
Creasy1903

4.58 Gigs of ultra hd graphics pack then.

durrik2flyy
durrik2flyy

Why is everyone comparing Watch Dogs to launch titles? Killzone, NBA, Battlefield.. you know, the longer these consoles are out, the better developers will be able to OPTIMIZE meaning better compression and better running games. Everyone needs to calm down and wait to play the game rather than using senseless things like file size and resolution to affect their opinions on the game before it even comes out.

deadpen
deadpen

I bet Raymond Cox is rubbing one out just thinking about all these achievements.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

How many freakin' disks though?  Hope it's still on 1 disc, I hate that multiple disc stuff.  I feel sorry for anyone playing Wolfenstein on the 360, and having to fiddle around with 4 discs.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

file size means nothing. deus ex 1 is under 1gb and is still the best fps game ever made. Only game which came close was fallout 3.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

20 gigs smaller than what i expected. Maybe they used proper file compression and practise good programming habits unlike the guys who make CoD.

DeadLight2080
DeadLight2080

I make my games up to 100% and then I delete them , but kept Infamous yet for (maybe) incoming dlc 

kmulli
kmulli

That's 20gigs less than BF4 and 2K14. Why should I care?

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

@kereke12  I upgraded to 1TB and sold my 500GB PS4 hard drive on EBAY. You're right though, standard 1TB would have been sweet. I'm sure you'll see both eventually do that

Paoksis
Paoksis

@freedomzealot  because something must be said about watch dogs every few days,no matter how unimportant it is...at least thats what the contract with ubisoft and gamespot said

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

@freedomzealot Uh, because...you know, it matters. A lot. More than the game itself. Really.

nehmer4life
nehmer4life

External hard drives will be in use real soon

hanlon23
hanlon23

External HDD support for X1 should be here sometime between now and middle of August still some kinks to iron out

danjmiles
danjmiles

Uninstall games you don't play a lot. It still keeps your saved files in the cloud.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

@durrik2flyy  Better compression I doubt will be a common thing in future games for the fact that now since both X1 and PS4 use Blu-ray, they have 50GB of space to work with which means there will be plenty of games with lossless audio & video quality which will only increase install sizes sooner or later in general.


I get what you mean though about developers being able to better Optimize their games with time but there's no way the file sizes will go down & only down.

Kalifornia
Kalifornia

@durrik2flyy Agreed.  Nobody should be pre-ordering games.  Gamers shouldn't be blind-fully throwing there money to these game developers.

danjmiles
danjmiles

Well said, you obviously have sense.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@durrik2flyy  Technically, Watch Dogs is a launch title as well. It was a launch game and got a 6-month delay. So most of the game was made before the systems were out, just like the other launch games.

Ayzed
Ayzed

@durrik2flyy probly because the launch titles are still the only AAA games TO compare watch dogs to...

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

@deadpen  I was surprised that he's in his early 30's. You'd think someone with the most Xbox achievement points in the world would be a kid with more time on their hands.

pongley
pongley

@spacecadet25 Well it will be on next-gen and PS3, even single layer blu-rays have 25GB of space. Xbox 360, not so much; that will probably be multiple DVDs.

deadpen
deadpen

@spacecadet25  Next gen is suppose to be space age consoles, so multiple disc should be gone forever.

pongley
pongley

@Aaronp2k Deus Ex 1 looks like it was made of polystyrene though. Even back then it looked terrible.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@Aaronp2k Back then, but if it wanted to compete with today's shooters visually, it would be much larger. Size definitely means something. If Deus Ex was being developed today, the exact same way as it was back then, you would never get a chance to play it, because nobody would publish it.

stan_hg
stan_hg

@randomkidlol  That large, only textures can be. So expect lower-res textures compared to 40gb games

weygan
weygan

@kmulli  nobody cares if you care. Just go back to bed kid. dipshit.

ahmad996
ahmad996

@nehmer4life  Well not really. If u have a retail copy of the game, u can always uninstall the games that you have finished and re-install them any time u wanna play them again. On the ps4 u can play the game as its being installed.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@UnrealPro @deadpen Kids have to spend a lot of time at school.  They have more time than adults, but not 1 million gamerscore time.

danjmiles
danjmiles

Xbox 360 version will have at least 3 discs.

memenotu
memenotu

@weygan @kmulli Ah yes, and the dogs turn on each other. Always happens when so many scum congregate.

kmulli
kmulli

@weygan @kmulliFirst off...I'm not a kid. second, Why reply if you don't care? I thought the people on IGN were A holes!! I guess the only way for you to respond is by way of insults huh? smh.

shidib09
shidib09

@weygan @kmulli  Hahahaha thank you Weygan this dudes dumb-ass hell.

danjmiles
danjmiles

You can do the same on the Xbox one as well. I agree that storage is not really a major issue.

isshiah
isshiah

@spacecadet25 @isshiah @deadpen  he may excell at multitasking for all we know.


I know I often partake in beating the bishop while destroying the respers/templars/nazis.

weygan
weygan

@kmulli @weygan  Small sons like you are just not possible to talk sense into Kmulli. Since you claim you don't care.. Why don't you just beat it, and get your nap, since it's not evening where you live. A nap would fit your babysized brain a little. Enjoy it.. idiot.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@kmulli @weygan  It's not like kmulli had a groundbreaking comment (and it may be considered a little rude to the reporter), but it's definitely nothing he/she should have been called names over and given this kind of treatment. 

kmulli
kmulli

@weygan @kmulli STFU you moron! You just sound stupid. " Just go to bed, it's your bedtime" Who says crap like that? lol! I'm on the eastcoast dummy! It's 2:31pm here. smh! Go play already. 

weygan
weygan

@kmulli @weygan  Nobody cares about your crying. Just go to bed, it's way beyond your bedtime.. Just go away already, dirtbag.