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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