With an influx of games requiring increasingly large file sizes, many console users are struggling to find space for all their games. Both Microsoft and Sony have responded to the problem, each releasing 1 terabyte hard drives with some of their newer models in order to combat this issue. But even with these more substantial drives, the more dedicated gamers can still fill up the space in very little time.
Now, about a week and a half left until its release, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection has finally had its storage requirements revealed. According to a report by PlayStation Universe, the file sits at a tremendous 44.46 GB. While this is one of the larger games released so far for the next-gen console, it should be noted that the collection is made up of 3 games, which may help explain its size.
For reference, the Uncharted Collection‘s file size surpasses even GTA V, a game well renowned for its huge install. The 2013 best-selling title sits at 41.8 GB, much of which is taken up by the game’s large open-world. Rocksteady Studio’s recent release, Arkham Knight clocks in at 48.7 GB, boasting a file size above even this 3 game collection. Perhaps developers should be taking a leaf out of Bethesda’s book and spend more time on file compression, as the eagerly awaited Fallout 4 is set to have a download size of just over 28 GB.
Underestimating just how large games were going to get was likely the reason behind last year’s implementation of external storage to the Xbox One consoles. With an increasingly popular online marketplace, both Xbox and Sony need to ensure that their customers have the ability to download games without filling their hard drives in an instant. The lack of space became abundantly clear when it was revealed that the operating system for each of the next-gen consoles is around 100 GB in size, taking that space away from the console owner and making Microsoft’s statement that the Xbox One will be supported for the next 10 years seem entirely unrealistic.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is set to launch as a PS4 exclusive with a free demo available beginning on the 29th of September. The collection is comprised of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and each title is set to run at 1080p and 60fps.
Buying the collection will also provide gamers with guaranteed access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta from December 4-13. This is exciting news for the series’ many loyal followers who have been waiting for new content since Uncharted 3‘s release in 2011. While the collection doesn’t contain any new story, fans of the Uncharted games may look forward to new difficulty options and a Photo Mode, among other features.
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection launches on October 7th with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End set for March 18th, 2016. Both will be exclusive to PS4.