Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One X game install sizes will be larger

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One X game install sizes will be larger

Microsoft has confirms that the Xbox One X game install sizes will be larger

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One X game install sizes will be larger

 
One of the biggest benefits of Microsoft's Xbox One X console is the addition of 4GB of extra RAM, allow which is accessible to games. This extra RAM will allow games to load more complex textures and larger game assets, with the ability to also act as a RAMDISK when RAM goes under-utilised with games that lack Xbox One X support. 
 
With this extra RAM and 4K support creates the need for higher resolution textures and large game files, creating a huge storage problem for Microsoft's £449 Xbox One X. Many PC gamers will already know how much extra storage high-resolution texture packs can occupy, with Gears of War 4 taking up almost 100GB of storage on Windows 10. 
 
These extra assets will be installed or downloaded regardless of the user's screen resolution, as Xbox One X promises to downsample higher 4K games to fit onto lower resolution screens. This means that the console's 1TB hard drive could be filled very quickly after a few large instals. 
 
Xbox One and Xbox One S users will not require larger 4K assets given the fact that they lack the hardware to utilise them, which means that install sizes will be much smaller on those consoles. 

  

Microsoft has confirms that the Xbox One X game install sizes will be larger  

From the looks of it, heavy Xbox One X gamers will need to purchase larger hard drives or invest in an external storage solution for use with the new console or be forced to uninstall and reinstall games on a regular basis. 

PC users can very easily expand their storage options, but consoles are sadly much more limited in this regard. Let's hope that developers don't go overboard with game sizes moving forward.

 

You can join the discussion on Xbox One X's install sizes on the OC3D Forums

 

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27-06-2017, 13:13:22

NeverBackDown
I was under the impression a lot of people used external hard drives anyway for Xbox? Since you can't swap the internal one and they are so small and slow. My friend uses a 5TB external drive Quote

27-06-2017, 14:23:23

Darkdayzzz
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I was under the impression a lot of people used external hard drives anyway for Xbox? Since you can't swap the internal one and they are so small and slow. My friend uses a 5TB external drive
You can swap the internal one....there is just no point as an external is easier and most of the time cheaper or the same price. The xbox supports just plugging an external drive into one of the USB ports on the xbox and you're all set to go.

You can change the settings to auto-install new games or purchases to the external drive as well helpful fact man away!Quote

27-06-2017, 14:28:43

NeverBackDown
I thought it defaulted to the External one after you set it up? Eh can't remember. I helped him set up his external drive so long agoQuote

27-06-2017, 18:36:35

jimma47
I have six games on my XBONE and my drive is nearly full. They average about 50-70GB each so I'm not surprised the X will require more.. Externals are pretty cheap now.Quote
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