PlayStation 5 will release with compelling launch games like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls Remake, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, to name a few. One of the main concerns of the players is the hard drive space that the titles will occupy on the console.
It is important to remember that the 2 versions of PlayStation 5 will have 825 GB free space on their custom SSD, a figure that for many is very small compared to the file size of current and new generation games. Thanks to the pre-order of the console and some of its games, we already know the approximate size that the 2 editions of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls Remake will occupy.
Everything seems to indicate that storage in the next generation will become a problem sooner or later. The official site for PlayStation 5 reveals that Demon’s Souls Remake will require at least 66 GB for its initial installation. For its part, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition will occupy at least 50 GB at the time of installation. So these 2 launch games will already take 116GB out of the 825GB total.
The figure will increase further if Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition is acquired, which includes the new game, the remastered version of the original PlayStation 4 installment with all its DLC, and some additional rewards. The installation of both titles will require approximately 105 GB free on PlayStation 5. Games such as Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Destruction AllStars are also listed, but the space required to install them is not detailed.
Several reports pointed out that the size of the games would not be a problem in the new generation; however, it is not so clear now. Sony has not detailed for now the alternatives it will give players to increase the storage of PlayStation 5.
In contrast, Microsoft and Seagate will develop 1TB cards to expand Xbox Series X and Series S storage. Although everything indicates that they will be quite expensive, without a doubt they will be an alternative for players.
In addition, we know that some games will weigh up to 30% less on Xbox Series S, a console with a 512 GB SSD, compared to their file size for Xbox Series X. This will not be a golden rule, as the decision will be left to the developers.
PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in some countries such as the United States and Japan. It will be available in the rest of the world on November 19.
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