With the impending release of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Microsoft has placed the game on its online store for pre-order. If you are looking to buy the game digitally though, you may want to rethink, or at least invest in some extra memory storage space.
The game reportedly takes up about 42.3GB of space, which can take a while with a slower Internet connection. To put that in perspective, the average size of major publisher game tends to be around 16.9GB. The average Xbox One holds 500 GB of data as well, so it could only fit about 12 versions of the game.
In all honesty though, the size is par the course for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, as Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, with its respective DLC, took up about 66GB of space. Even without DLC, Assassin’s Creed: Unity required 50 GB of storage space when it released on PC and consoles.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins promises to be another big adventure in the series, exploring Egypt this time around. It should be interesting to note that the Xbox One X version of the game, which promises to feature the whole of Egypt in it, could be double the size of the other versions.
During a playtest of Assassin’s Creed Origins on when talking to Vice, Ubisoft’s PR manager David Burroughs showed off the massive map size the Xbox One X version of the game boast.
“See that mountain,” David Burroughs asked during the playthrough. “That’s there. That’s rendered. You can go to it. We’ve basically made the whole of Egypt.”
Assassin’s Creed: Origins releases on Oct. 27, with Amazon Prime members able to save 20% when they pre-order. For more information, be sure to check back to the site for updates, as well as all of you other Nerdy News and Needs!