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The launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is coming up fast and gamers are curious about how much hard drive space will be required to play the game. Well, the details have emerged and it's not pretty because the newest Call of Duty will declare infinite warfare on your hard drive by taking up a massive amount of space.
The mega-fansite for Call of Duty, Charlie Intel, managed to get their hands on some images of an empty case for the upcoming combination pack of Infinite Warfare and the remastered edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The package reveals that both games together and their accompanying multiplayer component will require 130GB of hard drive space.
The news has sent a wave of responses through the gaming community, as PC gamers gloated over the ability to have as many hard drives installed as needed in order to play massive games, while Xbox One owners touted their ability to use external drives for extra storage space. PS4 owners defended the system's ability to swap out hard drives without taking up additional space and that some had already installed a 2TB drive in preparation for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
The latter game will require a download code and will not arrive on the disc like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Some gamers are estimating that the remastered edition of Modern Warfare only clocks in at 40GB based on system requirements, which would mean that Infinite Warfare is 90GB.
The size might seem astronomical at first, but Charlie Intel makes the point that Infinity Ward and Activision have acknowledged that the newest entry in the Call of Duty franchise will be made to support the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is due for release on November 10th. What's the significance of this information? Well, the PS4 Pro supposedly scales games at 4K and Charlie Intel suspects that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will utilize 4K assets. In that regards, it would most definitely explain the massive size of the game.
Keep in mind that 4K textures are huge because of the amount of detail they contain. For example, a 4K door texture for Skyrim is like 26MB. And for extra reference, Master Chief's player model in Halo 4 was only 10MB.
The massive size for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered could be a one-off just due for the fact that some believe that the 4K support doubles the size of the standard game and the fact that there's a higher definition version of Modern Warfare bundled in.
The crazy part about it is that this package is more than double the size of GTA V for PC, which was 60GB.
A lot of gamers in the comment section of the Charlie Intel article are discussing which games they'll need to delete off their hard drive in order to install the game. However, if Activision was smart, they would allow gamers to download the games piecemeal instead of having to dedicate all 130GB to both titles. The system requirement for the PC version of the game haven't been revealed yet but they should be coming soon to confirm what the base hard drive requirements will be.
The base game and the bundle package of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered are due for release on November 4th.