With a little more than a week left to go before the official console launch of Bungie’s forthcoming science fiction shooter Destiny 2, fans of the franchise are likely wondering how much storage space will be required to install and play the game. Thankfully, the file sizes for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the sequel have been revealed by the digital stores for both the Sony and Microsoft platform.
When it comes to the Xbox One version of Destiny 2 – which is available now available for pre-load – players will need 29.15 GB of free space on their systems, and it’s important to note that the install size could grow even more depending on whether or not it receives patches before release. As far as the PlayStation 4 is concerned, the system’s store page when viewed from console states that a 30.87 GB download is required for the title.
At this point in time, it’s unclear as to when Destiny 2 will be available for pre-load on the PlayStation 4, but if history is any indication of what’s to come, then fans on the platform should expect to be able to pre-load the title at least three to four days before its official launch next week. That said, though, considering the fact that there will be PlayStation exclusives coming to Destiny 2 in terms of in-game content, it’s surprising that PS4 pre-loading wasn’t available before the Xbox One.
Taking all of this into account, it’s a safe bet to make that plenty of fans will have a boatload of space set aside for Destiny 2‘s arrival, and most Guardians are likely already anticipating the release of post-launch content in the future by freeing up as much data on their hard drives as possible. Since Activision has already stressed its stance on the importance of DLC to the community and Destiny 2‘s long shelf life, it will be interesting to see when the first expansion comes to the title after its launch, and how meaty it will be.
Destiny 2 is slated to release on September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it will launch on October 24, 2017 for PC.