Microsoft and Sony confirm the file sizes for The Division on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Ranging between 29GB and 40GB, players may have to clear out some room for the title.
Microsoft and Sony have now confirmed how much hard drive space gamers will require to run The Division on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. While there’s typically a large gap between console installation sizes and PC sizes, The Division has a surprisingly large gap between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions as well.
Each platform has its own quirks and hardware requirements, but more important than any file size difference is that gamers can now estimate if they’ll have to clear off some space prior to the game’s release, so they can ensure they won’t late to the party when everyone heads to the dark zones next week.
Gamers plying their trade from the PlayStation 4 will have to secure 29.8GB of hard drive space to install all those interweaving New York city streets, and those playing on the Xbox One will need to make even more room, as Xbox.com lists the file size for The Division to be no less than 32.29GB, indicating an eyebrow-raising difference of 3 gigabytes as compared to the PS4.
While the open beta led to the revelation that the game would weigh in at over 26GB on PC, it looks like that was a very conservative estimate. The PC version will clock in at a whopping 40 gigabytes, somehow accumulating a staggering 10GB more than the PS4 version. The graphical superiority of the PC version isn’t a contest here, and gamers playing the game from Nvidia based rigs will be able to run even more exclusive graphical enhancements.
Regardless of whether gamers are playing from console or computer, that’s a lot of space to watch out for. Xbox One gamers and PC users can start pre-loading the game today, but PlayStation 4 gamers will have to wait until March 6 to download the digital version of the game onto their consoles. It looks like Sony fans will have to get used to waiting for The Division content, though, as it’s Xbox One gamers who will have first dibs on upcoming downloadable digital content.
Gamers curious to know if The Division is worth clearing storage space will have to wait longer for reviews to start pouring in, but rest assured that early impressions will surface soon after launch. For the time being, there’s an Imgur-based adventure sponsored by GameStop, and next week an upcoming novel will release alongside the game itself.
Those waiting to hear an official review can stay tuned once the game is released, as we’ll be putting in plenty of time exploring the mean streets of post-viral New York to get a review up in as timely a manner as possible.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is set to spring forth from the Dark Zone on March 8, 2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.