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Battlefield 4 Will Need Up To 15Gb of Memory For Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4 is expected to have a hefty download for the best experience.
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The other day EA posted on their blog the install requirements for the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4. It is no surprise that games that are coming out in the next couple of months are geared towards next-gen compatibility in the long run. They are getting ready for the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but because developers have that goal in mind these games are starting to have greater installation sizes. 

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Install sizes are on the rise!

Battlefield 4 for the 360 will require a 2GB download for the initial content, which is no big deal considering it will be a huge game. But the optional downloads will be just a bit higher but they do add up! The multiplayer disk will require 6.6GB and the single player disk will require 5.8GB of installation content.

Now, individually this is not that much data but if you choose to download it all you’ll get 14.4GB of data on the average drive. Xbox 360s come with any where from 4GB to 350GB so taking up close to 15GB on one of the smaller drives will be quite annoying, many people just won’t download all the content. 

Time to move on…

I’ve personally pre-ordered this game and it will definitely be worth the size. But with the slew of other games coming out tailored toward next-gen, unfortunately, it won’t be long before you should stop buying games for the 360 and PlayStation 3 and move towards getting a new console. For example, Call of Duty: Ghosts is expected to have a near 50GB install and that is just one game! Pretty soon the standard drive will be one or two terabytes and the current gen just won’t be able to keep up, like fallen consoles of the past.

It is just a part of technology changing at the exponential rate it does, so it shouldn’t be a deterrent for playing these awesome games but rather just a warning sign to save up those pennies for your new console!

What are your thoughts on such big downloads? How much longer will the current gen survive?


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