As video games get more and more ambitious, we have seen files balloon in size, with some of the biggest games now taking up almost 250GB. Fortunately, thanks to the SSDs built into current consoles, many current-gen titles have remained relatively modest in size. Despite this, Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield will be by far their biggest title yet, coming in at well over 100GB.
Ahead of the game’s release on the 6th of September, Starfield has now officially gone Gold. Alongside this, the team announced that Xbox fans will be able to pre-load the game from today. What this means is that we now have official file sizes for the game on both PC and Xbox.
Those planning to play the RPG on PC will need to free up just under 140GB (139.84GB to be exact). While slightly smaller on consoles, the Xbox version will still take up 126.1GB. It is unclear whether this figure pertains to the Xbox Series X or S version of Starfield – though it is likely the former.
For comparison, Skyrim’s most recent iteration (the Anniversary Edition) takes up just 12GB. Fallout 4 meanwhile requires a little under 40GB (not including the High Resolution Texture Pack). Finally, Bethesda Game Studios’ most recent original release (Fallout 76) takes up a total of 80GB.
Of course, file size does not equate to a game’s actual size/scope, with No Man’s Sky and its 18 quintillion planets requiring just 15GB. All that said, for those with an Xbox Series S, you might want to start freeing up some space for Starfield ahead of its launch next month.
KitGuru says: Are you surprised by the file size? How big is your SSD? How much space do you think Starfield will be when all its eventual DLC is included? Let us know down below.