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Sea of Thieves' files sizes are about to get a lot smaller

This update will save gamers at least 20GB of storage space!

Sea of Thieves' files sizes are about to get a lot smaller

Sea of Thieves' files sizes are about to get a lot smaller

Rare has announced that they plan to change the way that Sea of Thieves' install and patching processes are handled, promising to significantly reduce the size of the game on both PC and Xbox One platforms, with plans to keep the game's install size small moving forward. 

This change will come with the game's February 6th patch, which will be a lot larger than usual to cover the storage shift. However, after the update is finished, the game's install size will be at least 20GB smaller on all platforms. On PC the game's install size will reduce from 47GB to 27GB, while Xbox One will reduce from 35GB to 10GB and Xbox One X's install size will reduce from 47GB to 25GB.  

Moving forward, Sea of Thieves' updates and patches will be slightly larger in size, with each change allowing the game's overall install size to remain small. These changes will be vital for console users, as HDD storage space is limited on the Xbox platform and external HDDs have some notable downsides. 

This change will also allow Rare to generate new builds of Sea of Thieves at a faster rate, which the game to be more efficiently developed, allowing new builds to be delivered to players faster.  
   

Sea of Thieves' files sizes are about to get a lot smaller  

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17-01-2019, 06:50:16

Dicehunter
This has to impact the visual quality of the game somehow unless they've found some magical way to cut a game down by half and not lose anything.Quote

17-01-2019, 07:05:08

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
This has to impact the visual quality of the game somehow unless they've found some magical way to cut a game down by half and not lose anything.
Hard to know what they did without they saying directly, but The Coalition did something similar for Gears of War 4 in 2017 using compression techniques, cutting down the game size by 30GB on PC.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/sof..._game_s_size/1Quote

17-01-2019, 07:06:59

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Hard to know what they did without they saying directly, but The Coalition did something similar for Gears of War 4 in 2017 using compression techniques, cutting down the game size by 30GB on PC.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/sof..._game_s_size/1

It's pretty cool tech but I'd just love to know the nitty gritty details


I just wish they'd let us download the main part of the game and leave the multiplayer out, 100GB for 1 game is huge on a 20Mbps line XDQuote

17-01-2019, 08:08:16

Warchild
is this worth playing? I have it available with xbox game pass. IT also allows me to download it to pc.Quote

17-01-2019, 09:58:48

SPS
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
is this worth playing? I have it available with xbox game pass. IT also allows me to download it to pc.
With that speed test report what do you have to lose? Quote
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