Gears of War 4 Is 54.6 GB on Xbox One, Pre-Loading Available Today

PC players have to wait to pre-load.

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With the release of Gears of War 4 right around the corner, Microsoft has now confirmed the Xbox One version's file size and outlined the pre-loading details.

People who pre-bought the game on console can pre-load the game starting at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET today, the official Gears of War Twitter account said. The file size is quite large, coming in at 54.6 GB.

For PC players, pre-loading is coming later, but the developer confirmed it will be available well ahead of launch. This is good news, considering the file size on PC is a whopping 80 GB. You can see Gears of War 4's PC system requirements here.

Gears of War 4 is scheduled to come out on October 11 for Xbox One and PC. It's an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so you can buy it digitally on Xbox One and get a copy of the game for Windows 10 PC free or vice versa. If you pay $100 for the Ultimate Edition, you can start playing four days early, beginning October 7.

In other Gears of War 4 news, Microsoft has released the game's launch trailer and celebrated its "gold" status with cake, champagne, and a replica Lancer.

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Lets see:

Graphics not impressive - same old engine with some higher res textures

Optimized for Nvidia, LOL seriously?? Xbox One is using AMD graphics. All this means is it will run like crap for any PC user with AMD graphics cards.

Looks like same old Gears gameplay from years ago, so yeah its recycled.

This will be a great game once it hits the bargain bin, not worth full price, not even close.

I was all in on the play anywhere idea until I saw that it was promoted by Nvidia, that just killed it for me.

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Good to see you still didn't bother to change the specs on the PC article...a whole month later.

That's PC article dedication from Gamespot...

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@Myron117: LOL

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I would give strong consideration to buying this on PC after it's been confirmed to utilize multiple GPU's. And of course been patched multiple times and is on sale. I refuse to spend $60 on digital content I can't own.

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@howthegodzkill: Spend it on a disc that can be stolen, scratched, lost or damaged instead. Also make sure to manually stick that disc in every time you want to play EVEN THOUGH THE ENTIRE THING IS INSTALLED ON THE HDD.

I own ALL my digital content, sucks to be you.

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@simplytheebest: Or spend it on a digital game that you can never sell, loan to a friend, and will one day die with the server/system. Yeah digital makes a lot of sense! Also it should be a lot cheaper since there are no manufacturing/shipping/storage costs.

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@edwardnygma: I don't want to lend games, same as movies. Perfect excuse to never have to now. I don't support gamestop I'm glad digital is preventing them from ripping someone off by giving them $1.50 and then re-selling it for $40. If the server dies then your disc can't play online either. Digital is the way to go.

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@simplytheebest: Who said anything about Gamestop? Ebay and Amazon come to mind. Who said anything about playing online? Singleplayer games last forever.

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@edwardnygma: So you need to sell your used games for pennies to buy beans for dinner? So much for your six figure salary. I don't buy games that I'll want to sell anyways. destiny was my only lousy purchase. If the server is down you CAN STILL PLAY SINGLE PLAYER ON A DIGITAL VERSION.

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@simplytheebest: Most of my games are digital too, no one should be insulted because of their preference.

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@freeryu: Tell that to the politicians

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@simplytheebest: lol

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Glad I only digital dl indies to save space on my HD, I'll be getting the physical copy! I was never good at Gears multiplayer but love the campaigns and hope for a long one, pause.

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@letsgame82: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE? Takes the same amount of HDD space either way. Nonsense.

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@letsgame82: It's the same size whether you download it or use a disc

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@MrFreehuggs: I know it's the same size digital or not, my point was I only digital dl indies because they are smaller in size and can save me space on my HD and I buy all the AAA games I want to play in physical form.

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@letsgame82: It doesn't save you any space, are you confused?

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@letsgame82: If you're talking about games for the Xbox One, PS4 or PC, you are not saving any space by having a physical copy. You install the same files whether you download it or use a disc.

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@MrFreehuggs: If I delete an AAA game I bought digitally, can I retrieve that game again? My understanding was that, I lose the license for that game and have to buy it if I want to play it again.

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@letsgame82: You can re-download anything you own from your account

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The fack 54.6GB?? Has Microsoft ever heard of file compression? I swear every single game they have is at least over 35GB...

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@xCocoTheMonkeyx: Who complains that they're getting too much? MS, kicking ass and taking names!

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@xCocoTheMonkeyx: What AAA game is under 35GB?

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Love ps4 but gears games are sooooo good, I got an xbox one just to play all the old games and the Remastered and this are the best action games I have ever played ??

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Same old same old recycled Gears of War. ZZZZZzzzzzz

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@edwardnygma: Why not go play some knack then?

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@simplytheebest: The fact that your best insulting game is a launch title is hilarious.

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@edwardnygma: It got worse after that which is what's really hilarious

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@simplytheebest: Yep games like Uncharted and Bloodborne "got worse".

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@edwardnygma: I know. Meanwhile, Forza and Halo are kicking ass and taking names!

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@edwardnygma: Aren't most games recycled? Look at COD same shit different year

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@edwardnygma: you just mad you can't afford it.

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@adkcrazox: I have a six figure salary. Try again.

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@edwardnygma: The $ sign doesn't count.

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@edwardnygma: Six figure salary and is a corporate slave to Sony lmao.

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@edwardnygma: you don't got sh** but to come here and complain about everything.

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@edwardnygma: You make six figures and still troll video games comment sections? That's kinda sad lol but to each his own, some of us never grow up I guess. Maybe you'll end up like Kyle's dad and make it big time trolling.

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@moose-fitz: I find the ignorance of fanboys entertaining. Makes my commute more enjoyable.

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@edwardnygma: Enjoy your BUS RIDE

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@simplytheebest: LOL keep up the dream.

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@edwardnygma: "Makes my commute more enjoyable." Not my dream, your reality.

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@moose-fitz: If he indeed makes a 6 figure salary, he can do whatever the **** he wants. Tbh, your opinion is dirt to him as well as your insults.

If i made that much money i'd still be on gaming forums, it's a hobby not a place for poor people to hang out.

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@Myron117: It's not about being on gaming forums, it's trolling on gaming forums. If someone makes six figures I assume they are a pretty successful ADULT. In my mind trolls are bored children looking for reactions, not successful adults. Clearly I am wrong, and clearly you missed the point lol

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@moose-fitz: Nope successful adults are also entertained by Xbox fanboys as well. :)

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@edwardnygma: successful adults will wait for Scorpio instead of wasting cash on ps4.2

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@simplytheebest: Yeah gamers are going to wait for a console that "may" come over a year later and will probably cost $600. Seems legit.

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@edwardnygma: Will cost $499.95 is DEFINITELY coming and YUP, I'll be buying one. Sucks to be sony and ps4.2

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That's mainly audio files what taking up all space. :P

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If pre loading isn't gonna be available for people who pre ordered the physical game im gonna be pissed.

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@jonnybrownieboy: How can you pre-load without your disc? Be smart, get digital downloads.