Hope You’ve Reserved Space on Your Xbox
Turns out Turn 10’s biggest game yet is literally their biggest game yet. Forza Motorsport 7 is racing to your Xbox One hard drive, and it’s carrying a payload the size of which no gamer anticipated.
According to the developer, Forza Motorsport 7 will deliver a huge 95 gigabytes worth of content. Yes, the game is expected to deliver a powerhouse performance in terms of graphics, but the kicker is that this file size doesn’t even include 4K assets. None!
Apparently, the disc copy will be loaded with 45 GB of fully playable content, but Turn 10 will double that size with a free update. Their post reads as follows:
“Naturally, the game can be played from the disc alone. However, if you want to experience the true depth and breadth of content in Forza Motorsport 7, you’ll want to take the additional update. A great example is the Forza Driver’s Cup single-player campaign. While all players can complete the first play-through of the Forza Driver’s Cup on disc, beating the series unlocks a wealth of new Forza Driver’s Cup content, including new competitive and Showcase events, as well as new trophies and Driver Gear rewards. In order to access those new events and rewards, you’ll need to have the additional update installed.”
As you can imagine, Xbox One players are going to have to double-check their hard drives to make sure they can withstand this onslaught of content. 100 GB is huge for any game, and there’s just a bit of breathing room before the Xbox One X and 4K assets arrive. That said, Xbox One X owners will truly have to pay special attention to the size of games with 4K assets.
Fortunately, Microsoft is coming up with a memory remedy in the form of Intelligent Delivery. Hopefully, the new system will save gamers some much-needed space.
Turn 10 hasn’t specified the size of 4K asset memory when they arrive, but we’ll keep you updated. Forza Motorsport 7 arrives on October 3rd for the Xbox One family of consoles. Until then and beyond, check back for more news on relevant topics.