Destiny’s expansion update will require a lot of space, whether you buy or not

    
28
Oh, look at that, we're all out of space.

Good news, Destiny fans who thought that the game was taking up far too little hard drive space! You may or may not have opted to pick up The Taken King expansion, but even if you decided not to, you’re going to need a lot of space on your console — about 20 gigabytes of space, as it happens, which coincides with the massive patch that comes out before the expansion launches.

For those who already have a larger hard drive in their consoles, this is probably not a tremendous amount of space, but players with stock hard drives and lots of downloaded titles may feel the pinch. The expansion launches on September 15th.

Source: Forbes
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
SirUrza
Guest
SirUrza

Finish a game, uninstall it. Stop playing a game, uninstall it, keep the save files. 20gb is nothing for a game you’re actually playing. Console gamers need to be honest with themselves about what they’re actually going to go back to, if you haven’t touched a game in weeks or months, you’re not going back anytime soon. Uninstall it and use the space for something you’re actually going to play.

Gamer ADD is pretty bad too, but if you’re playing too many games at once, maybe this can be a wake up notice that it’s time to buckle down and finish a game or two instead of “playing” five at once.

Cromica1
Guest
Cromica1

Now is the best time to try it out. With this expansion they are releasing what the game should have been from the start.

DPandaren
Guest
DPandaren

cursedseishi There’s quests an the persistence of an MMO. There’s even loot tables, dungeon marks, dungeons, an some other shit that’s like an MMO.

DPandaren
Guest
DPandaren

GabeNewellFetish salidar It’s an MMO. Just because it doesn’t have the gameplay or expansive game content of an MMO for the space it uses doesn’t make it less of an MMO. Just look at Pay Day 2 before they managed to shrink their content. It was like 40GB at one point.

Estranged
Guest
Estranged

Not defending anything, was just a thought.

cursedseishi
Guest
cursedseishi

Estranged cursedseishi 
Yes… As stupid as it is to have a world full of 1million+ people who ALL have a supposedly hard to make, one of a kind legendary weapon…

Such a defense is so weak its laughable. And sorry to tell you, but even the lore (what little there is) doesn’t claim Guardians are rare.

ArbiterLibera
Guest
ArbiterLibera

PurpleCopper I remember when patches were delivered on CDs back in the days of dial-up.

Qarran
Guest
Qarran

Pepperzine DrZaius Qarran  It depends on what they are doing and the compression used I suppose.  Nevertheless updates to the main game I can understand especially wholesale updates.  But.. still… 20 gigs.  I don’t complain about much, but that is a big chunk, especially if using a console.

Denice J Cook
Guest
Denice J Cook

20 gigs of *what* though?  Another social area (and still no chat window)?  One or two more raids, then a complete revamp of gear for the remaining 18 gigs, which you are told to go out and re-grind the same four planets for yet again…just because….

The stomach churns.

Qarran
Guest
Qarran

DrZaius Qarran  Fair enough.  I had not heard they were doing that which certainly would explain the size.  If it is an update to main assets of the previous game, I can understand that.  After all, there are updates to other MMOs that are quite huge, especially xpacs.  But by huge I mean 6 to 8 gigs.  20 is quite a bit.  HD storage is cheap, but I wonder if devs, in general, give consideration to the size of an update these days.  They just get bigger and bigger and bigger.