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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC

The game's 150GB storage requirement listing was inaccurate

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC

Eidos-Montreal and Square Enix has updated the PC system requirements of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, dropping the game's storage requirements from 150GB to "approximately 80GB". This decrease is a drop of over 45%. 

These changes to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's PC system requirements came following widespread complaints about the game's listed storage requirements. 150GB is a lot of storage, so much so that many PC users would need to delete other games or files in order to install Guardians of the Galaxy on their systems. 

Thankfully, Square Enix's 150GB storage requirements listing was an error, which means that the game will take significantly less time to download on PC and much take less storage space. That said, post-launch patches and updates could make the game larger. 

PC Developers - Stop listing inaccurate system requirements...

The controversy surrounding the storage requirements for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy came thanks to an error within the game's system requirements. The obvious question that needs to be asked is why was this error made. Eidos Montreal may be "in the last stages of optimising the final game", but a 45% drop in storage requirements isn't what we would expect to see from a late-stage optimisation pass. 

It isn't uncommon for game developers to list higher than necessary PC system requirements to ensure the gamers with powerful enough systems can run their game. System requirements that are too low can result in some players having a poor experience with the game, and developers want to avoid that. Even so, how were the game's older system requirements able to get past Eidos Montreal/Square Enix's QA department. 150GB isn't an overestimation; it is downright incorrect. 

 
 
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC  
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will be a DirectX 12 title on PC and sports modest CPU hardware requirements. Assuming that you have a strong Ryzen or Haswell quad-core or better, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy should run well on your PC when combined with an appropriate graphics card. 

GPU-wise, Nvidia's GTX 1060 and AMD's RX 570 are listed as Guardians of the Galaxy's minimum graphics cards, and Nvidia's GTX 1660 Super and AMD's RX 590 are listed as the game's recommended GPUs. 8GB/16GB of DRAM are the game's minimum/recommended memory requirements, and around 80GB of storage is required to install the game on PC. 

Below are the full PC system requirements of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. 

MINIMUM:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-4460
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon™ RX 570
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 80 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-4790
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon™ RX 590
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 80 GB available space


Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy's storage requirements dropped by over 45% on PC  

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PC digitally through Steam and the Epic Games Store. 

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20-10-2021, 12:15:10

Warchild
Seeing that picture, is like staring at the cosplayers who show up at conventions in hope they get to see the real actors in person

I can't get around it sadly. Puts me off the game just because we are so used to seeing the faces from the movies. I think I will keep my spare 80gb storage space for something else Quote

20-10-2021, 20:28:59

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Seeing that picture, is like staring at the cosplayers who show up at conventions in hope they get to see the real actors in person

I can't get around it sadly. Puts me off the game just because we are so used to seeing the faces from the movies. I think I will keep my spare 80gb storage space for something else

Yeah what the hell is that thing under Rocket's mouth But same as with Marvels Avengers game, none of the characters look like the MCU and im not sure why exactly they would do this!Quote
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