There was hope that the efficiency of the PlayStation 5’s super-fast SSD hard drive would reduce game file sizes, as titles wouldn’t need to duplicate data to ease read speeds. That, apparently, is not quite the case, as the minimum install requirements for a couple of PS5 launch games have been revealed – and they’re enormous.
Demon’s Souls, for example, will eat up 66GB of the next-gen system’s storage space; Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will gobble up 50GB, and if you plump up for the Ultimate Edition – which includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered as well – you’ll lose an eye-watering 105GB. That’s already an eighth of the device’s available 825GB.
It’s worth noting that textures will be more detailed on the PS5, so developers may well be saving space compared to PS4 titles, but using it up with higher quality assets. In the case of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, for example, the original game with all of its DLC installed takes up approximately 75GB on the PS4, compared to roughly 55GB in its revamped form.
Still, it looks like you’re definitely going to have to juggle which games you’ve got installed – although eventually you will be able to expand the system’s storage space. You can find out more about that through the following link: Which SSD Drives Will Be Compatible with PS5?
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@Akurusu I mean, what did you really expect? That they’d squeeze 4K assets into sub-10GB file sizes?
66 GB isn’t THAT much compared to some PS4 games. It’s still a lot, but because of the increased price of games I’m going to be more conservative with the amount of games I buy anyway. For launch day I pre-ordered Cyberpunk and Demon’s Souls. They should keep me busy for a while!
I’m not surprised at all. I only ever have around 6-8 games on my PS4 at any one time so this isn’t a big deal for me but in the grand scheme of things it’s just going to look like another misstep.
Does anyone know if the 825gb is before or after the OS because it obviously could get worse. My 1tb PS4 only has 861gb of usable space.
I have a 500gb launch PS4 and have not once had an issue with space. So smaller game sizes and bigger storage space sounds perfectly fine to me.
The sneaky secret? Delete games you’ve finished with and don’t play more than 10 at once! I know, I’m a genius!
One more thing to consider then is that, again due to the faster drive, less duplication and smaller file sizes, the time to install (especially from disc) will be much reduced.
Seems a bit close to what we have now. Call of Duty will probably be close to 250 or more gb lol
For chonky texture resolutions and complex soundfiles? That’s not too bad… Just wait til you try and install CoD Warzone… now THAT will make you weep!
It’s alright though, cause they did their research and decided 825GB is the perfect size 🙄
@RobinDF95 Yeah, I imagine Demon’s Souls would be over 100GB if it had to use a traditional HDD. Unfortunately, it seems any savings made in overall file size will be spent on the higher quality assets.
@Amusei Yes, you’ll be able to use an external HDD for PS4 games. So best approach will probably be HDD for last-gen games and SSD for next-gen ones.
@thefourfoldroot Yeah, I get on fine with my 1TB PS4 Pro as well. Surprisingly, I have about 10 games installed that I never delete, and then I rotate the rest.
I think it has been addressed but I’m not 100% clear. Can we use an external drive to store PS5 games we aren’t playing?
Business as usual here, this article is straight outta 2015 when PC games were actually that big and bigger. Even console games on “last gen” (PS4 compared to PS5) have been bigger the last few years.
Im not getting a ps5 anytime soon or maybe at all. I just ordered a 1tb ps4 pro and im perfectly happy with that. Good luck to everyone juggling their games.
@Akurusu. You know this was gonna happened and you still complaining.wtf.i expect games to gtow.if you regret buying a ps5 you need to stop playing video games.word up son
Glad I’ve got a disc drive then, it’ll make it easy to just install the games I’m currently playing
But now I want to know install times. If the SSD significantly reduces installation, this won’t be an issue. BUT, I really hope Sony has some measure in place that allows the system to automatically delete the oldest games to make room for a new one for example. Manually deleting games is going to be annoying.
@Akurusu Then what the heck happened?It’s not like certain crucial info was not available to you.
On topic:Looks like Sony has made an error with their new slogan. Play has no limits? Looks more like, PAY has no limits.
Increased prices of games, more expensive controllers. Let’s see how much increasing storage will set us back. Hoping it doesn’t turn into PSP memory card 2.0.
No wonder they changed ‘For the Players’. If anything, they could’ve change that to ‘For the Payers.I have serious doubts about how Sony is handling everything regarding PS5.
No way Sony can persuade me to be a day one adopter. I’ll gladly wait till the dust settles and looks for a nice deal before I switch to next gen.
@rachetmarvel Why 🤷🏻♂️ disk will accelerate install but by the time you download patches and updates etc its little difference. Nothing plays directly from the disk anymore. A disk is just a data rights license now.
Thank 4K assets for this . I wish that they were at least optional for those of us that don’t care about them
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