Activision Providing Support to 20GB Xbox 360/PS3 Models for Destiny: The Taken King Storage, Including Sending Users a Flash Drive

on September 9, 2015 11:48 AM

Next week’s release of Destiny: The Taken King is providing players with what some may consider an almost new game entirely with the dramatic changes to the game’s leveling and loot systems: for those playing on a lower-end last-gen system with not a lot of hard drive space, Activision is at least taking steps to ensure those looking to jump into the expansion can do so.

Bungie previous revealed that due to the large amount of space needed for Destiny: The Taken King on PS3 and Xbox 360 (20GB and 10GB, respectively) for those platforms, Bungie urged users to find solutions such as upgrading their system’s storage space, especially for those on early generation systems with limited storage capacities of 20GB.

However, GameSpot reports that Activision is still accommodating for those “limited number” of users on early last-gen consoles with not a lot of hard drive space to provide for The Taken King. In this case, users with an early 20GB Xbox 360 or PS3 model and an “existing and active” Destiny account can contact Activision’s support team before September 15th for a possible storage solution.

In this instance, that solution includes a GameSpot reader that was sent a 32GB flash drive to store the needed files on their console: the catch is that Destiny files currently need to be stored on a console’s hard drive to be played, though Bungie will be issuing a patch to play Destiny using files stored on another device, such as a flash drive or external hard drive.

Though upgrading your hard drive or console may seem to be the easier options, it’s at least a thoughtful solution from Activision for those that may not have the means (or finances) to spend hundreds of dollars on either a new console or larger hard drive – if in this case you’re playing Destiny on a last-gen console with limited storage space, you can contact Activision’s support page for more info by clicking here.

Destiny: The Taken King releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 15th, 2015.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.