Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
Battlefield 4 on the PS4 is 34.9GB in size
It has been revealed that the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 will require 34.9GB of hard drive space in order to play. Battlefield 4 is now the latest game in a long list of many that will require exorbitant install sizes, It was recently reported that Killzone Shadow Fall’s disc size will be 39GB as well on the PS4. One thing that we can’t seem to understand is why are games considerably larger size on the PS4? It’s reported that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Knack will both be at least 30GB in size as well, when they’re released on next gen platforms.
However, in comparison Battlefield 4 for the PC is only 24GB in size, so the question is where has that extra 10GB come from for the PS4 version of the game? Well, the answer actually comes comes in the form of how the PS4 uses its allocated memory. The memory is cached which means part of it becomes available again after you stop playing the game, although this will likely not be much, probably only a few gigabytes. It looks like we will have to put up with large installs on our PS4′s for the time being, at least until game software gets into its stride on the next generation of consoles.
Its worth also noting that the PS4 only comes with a 500Gb hard drive. With all of these installs, it won’t be very long until all of this space is used up. We calculate, that if you’re an average gamer, you’ll only be able to have around 12 -15 games installed on your PS4′s hard drive at any one time, and lets face it, you will reach that amount sooner or later. Once this limit has been reached, you will have to effectively juggle the games that will stay on your system, which will become more and more annoying with the more games that you buy.
It seems that even 500GB of space may not be enough for the next generation of game consoles. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.