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Xbox One game downloads will fill up the hard drive pretty quick

Ben Parfitt
Xbox One game downloads will fill up the hard drive pretty quick

The additional graphical flourish that will accompany next-gen games will result in another fundamental change – filesizes are set to explode.

That doesn’t really matter when you’re talking about games on a Blu-ray. After all, it matters not whether your disc is carrying 5MB or 50GB of data. But if you’re downloading your games the filesize becomes a real issue, considering that Xbox One ships with a non-changeable 500GB HDD.

So the list of game download sizes from MoonlightSwami, the man behind the weekend’s big Xbox One leak, could potentially be a concern to some.

Take 2K Sports’ NBA 2K14, for instance – that is a whopping 43GB download. Call of Duty: Ghosts weighs in at 39GB and Battlefield 4 at 33GB.

Those hoping to switch to a digital library may find that space quickly becomes sparse, meaning they may have to face up to deleting and then re-downloading content as and when it is needed – and there’s simply no quick way of downloading a 40GB game.

Here’s the full list:

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 20GB
Battlefield 4 – 33GB
Call of Duty: Ghosts – 39GB
Dead Rising 3 – 19GB
FIFA 14 – 8GB
Fighter Within – 9.2GB
Forza Motorsport 5 – 31GB
Just Dance 2014 – 22GB
Killer Instinct –3.4GB
Lococycle – 13GB
Madden NFL 25 – 12GB
NBA 2K14 – 43GB
NBA Live 14 – 9GB
Powerstar Golf – 3.9GB
Ryse: Son of Rome – 34GB
Skylanders: Swap Force – 15GB
Xbox Fitness – 246MB
Zoo Tycoon – 2.6GB
Zumba: World Party – 24GB

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