Titanfall: Enormous Difference in Install Size Between Xbox One and PC Finally Explained

on March 8, 2014 7:07 AM

Gamers have been wondering why there’s a very large difference in install size between the PC version and the Xbox One version of Titanfall, with Microsoft’s new console taking about 20 GB of space (according to Community Manager Abbie Heppe), while the PC version occupies 50 GB on one’s hard disk.

The reason is apparently that the PC version unpacks a whopping 35 GB of audio after you install it, because it includes files from all the languages. Unpacking them also takes an age and a half, incidentally.

The detail has been discovered by The Escapist forum user Gone Gonzo, that noticed and screenshotted the unpacking process while the game was installing.

A way to select the chosen language before installing and without taking all that needless space would have been welcome, but at least we know that the difference in install size isn’t due to visual differences.


 /  Executive News Editor
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