Fallout 4 is not as big as you think

Fallout 4 seems to be taking pity on your hard drive

Apparently Fallout 4, the most anticipated RPG of 2015, is going to be quite small in terms of the space it'll take on your hard-drive. Listings for the game on the Xbox store show that it's clocking in around 28 GB. 

This might be cause for worry, but then again it may not. We already know that Fallout 4 isn't looking for the visuals that other RPGs like Witcher 3 went for (despite the controversies, it still is a beautiful game). So that could be one factor. Even then, Fallout 4 still looks good enough to belong in the current generation. 

Additionally, according to this tweet made earlier this month by Bethesda, Fallout 4 has more lines of dialog than Fallout 3 and Skyrim, so we know that content hasn't taken any hits. 

And let's not forget that the game is getting a season pass for DLC, as well as regular updates once it's released, so I wouldn't go freeing up just 30 GB of space for it on my console. 

But at the end of the day I don't think I'll be needing to expand my hard drive for at least a couple more months, and that's more than okay with my wallet.

Published Sep. 27th 2015
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  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Skyrim was only about 8GB when it first came out, and that is a pretty big (in terms of world space) game. And I think that Fallout 4 is bigger than all the DLCs and main games of Fallout 3 and Skyrim. So that game size actually looks spot on for what I had imagined. Basically double Skyrim, and add a half. So 16 + 4 is 20GB then take into account new tech and all the new stuff they are adding. 8GB for that seems pretty massive to me. So it's right where it needs to be I think.

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