As technology and games progress, so do their file size. Doom was only 2.39MB, Ocarina of Time changed the game and came in at a monstrous 32MB, Red Dead Redemption 2 sit’s at a flabbergasting 150GB, and we don’t even need to talk about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The newer games have become such hard drive hogs that to have more than a few AAA games sitting on your storage is almost impossible. However, with the release of Starfield, with its 1,000 planets, we are forced to ask, with a grimace: just how big is the install size?
What is the Starfield install size?
We can rest assured that it isn’t going to be quite as big as Red Dead, but it will still be taking up a serious chunk of space. With pre-load now available, it is possible for us to determine that the game is currently at 139.9GB for a PC and 100 GB on a console. If you have the premium Starfield edition, which comes with a few optional extras, you will be looking at around 117 GB install size.
This is a huge amount of data to be downloading, which makes the preload essential, especially for those of us with terrible connection speeds. However, it is to be expected that, as with all new releases, there will be day-one patches and many other updates over the coming months. These will no doubt add to the already large install size of Starfield.
Bethesda seems to be really trying to push the boat out and move in a new direction with Starfield. Although the graphics in the showcases look like a game released 15 years ago, the actual size and breadth of the universe it has created seem vast. The huge download size obviously hasn’t gone into a new fancy facial animation engine, so hopefully, all those 117 GB of Starfield install have gone into amazing storyline, plot, and environments.