Xbox Series X Will Allow Parts of Games to be Deleted
File sizes for games have been getting bigger and bigger and the Xbox Series X will have a feature to help remedy those chunky applications.
As games have gotten bigger and bigger, so have the file sizes. I am looking at you Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. I am not sure how many times I have had to reorganize certain applications on my Xbox One to clear up space. With that said, it sounds like the Xbox Series X will allow users to delete portions of games if the developers allow it.
Larry Hryb, many of you will know him as Major Nelson, interviewed the development producer Jason Ronald on his podcast. During the recording, Jason stated: “Even beyond the hardware, we’ve actually made user interface improvements to make it easier for you to manage your storage. As an example, one of the new features we’re adding is actually for, if a title chooses to support it, the ability to selectively uninstall different components of the game.”
Jason Ronald continued and gave a particular example where a game contained both single-player and multiplayer components. He said: “Let’s say you play a campaign as an example, and then you want to focus exclusively on multiplayer. If the developers chose to support it, you can actually uninstall the campaign itself, so that you can be more in control of how you’re actually using your storage, so you really get the most benefit out of the available storage that you have.”
This would be a massive help to many of us who constantly have maxed out storage problems. On top of that, it would help out with games that you still pop into every now and then, but only for the multiplayer. I haven’t touched the single player for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Gears 5 since they were released, but I still like to pop into the multiplayer every now and then. It would be great if I could trim the fat of those two games, one more than the other, so that I could have more room for other titles.
I would have to imagine games that take up 100+ Gigs would allow users to take advantage of this feature. If not, I could see some backlash since it is a feature available to developers.
The Xbox Series X and Series S are set to release on November 10 for $499 and $299. Pre-orders were released a couple weeks ago and were snagged pretty quickly, but if you are still in the market of picking one up, you will have to be pretty quick in doing so.