Yeah, it's a big game.

But gamers this generation are used to large file sizes, right? It should be no surprise to learn that Batman: Arkham Knight requires 45GB of space on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The number can be found on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam, so we have to assume it's correct. The good news is that the new systems make it a little easier to install and play games; first and foremost for me is the fact that installations don't take very long, and you can start playing before they're completely done. It makes uninstalling and re-installing games much less daunting as well.

That being said, lots of people still want Sony to announce a PS4 model with a bigger hard drive. And we just might see new version with a 1TB hard drive in the near future.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Knight

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Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

I'm pretty dang sure it says 48.5GB on PSN, but still.

That's called jamming the disc full.
Even the massive Witcher 3 is only like 35GB. Bloodborne and Order 1886 are around 30GB, with Drive Club only at around 20GB (that's with many expansion packs too)

There really aren't a whole lot of console games outside of a Naughty Dog game that max the disc out.

I suspect the game has a lot of high bit-rate video (Naughty Dog's trick) to mask load times. That's my guess anyway.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 6/3/2015 9:57:33 PM

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

That's how you know the game is worth it.

Beamboom
Beamboom
6 years ago

Yeah guaranteed to be a lot of video files.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

What were people expecting when they complained about the 360 only having DVD's as a storage medium?

Consoles might be powerful, but they ain't got the kind of power to de-compress stuff on the fly like the 360 did. I'm not saying the 360 is more powerful than the current gen, But that's what needed to do to compensate for the lack of storage space.


Last edited by Cesar_ser_4 on 6/3/2015 10:09:42 PM

Cideus
Cideus
6 years ago

Can't wait to play this, but may personally wait for the GOTY version. Too many RPGs to contend with.

Jawknee
Jawknee
6 years ago

So far the game with the biggest footprint I own is The Evil Within. After all the patches and DLC its over 60gb. My drive is over 517 at the moment.

Jawknee
Jawknee
6 years ago

I read that the city is supposed to be evacuated or something. Kind of disappointing. I was hoping Gothem would be more alive than in the last two games.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
6 years ago

It takes 5 seconds to switch out the PS4 hard drive.

Just buy 2Tb, so you'll have breathing room until higher capacity is available.

Everyone should be able to do this, if you got money for it.
One trick I did was to buy a 2Tb Portable HDD took it out of the casing and swapped it with the original 500 Gb from the PS4. It was cheaper for me this way some how.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

It is weird how portable HDDs are cheaper than their internal counterparts.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
6 years ago

Is this size for the game reserved for digital copies?

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

man these games are massive theres gunna be alot of reinstalling stuff all the time

happy gaming

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
2 years ago

It is weird how portable HDDs are cheaper than their internal counterparts.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
2 years ago

It takes 5 seconds to switch out the PS4 hard drive.

Just buy 2Tb, so you&#39ll have breathing room until higher capacity is available.

Everyone should be able to do this, if you got money for it.
One trick I did was to buy a 2Tb Portable HDD took it out of the casing and swapped it with the original 500 Gb from the PS4. It was cheaper for me this way some how.

Beamboom
Beamboom
2 years ago

Yeah guaranteed to be a lot of video files.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
2 years ago

Is this size for the game reserved for digital copies?

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

I read that the city is supposed to be evacuated or something. Kind of disappointing. I was hoping Gothem would be more alive than in the last two games.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
2 years ago

What were people expecting when they complained about the 360 only having DVD&#39s as a storage medium?

Consoles might be powerful, but they ain&#39t got the kind of power to de-compress stuff on the fly like the 360 did. I&#39m not saying the 360 is more powerful than the current gen, But that&#39s what needed to do to compensate for the lack of storage space.

Last edited by Cesar_ser_4 on 6/3/2015 10:09:42 PM

Cideus
Cideus
2 years ago

Can&#39t wait to play this, but may personally wait for the GOTY version. Too many RPGs to contend with.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
2 years ago

man these games are massive theres gunna be alot of reinstalling stuff all the time

happy gaming

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
2 years ago

That&#39s how you know the game is worth it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

So far the game with the biggest footprint I own is The Evil Within. After all the patches and DLC its over 60gb. My drive is over 517 at the moment.

Temjin001
Temjin001
2 years ago

I&#39m pretty dang sure it says 48.5GB on PSN, but still.

That&#39s called jamming the disc full.
Even the massive Witcher 3 is only like 35GB. Bloodborne and Order 1886 are around 30GB, with Drive Club only at around 20GB (that&#39s with many expansion packs too)

There really aren&#39t a whole lot of console games outside of a Naughty Dog game that max the disc out.

I suspect the game has a lot of high bit-rate video (Naughty Dog&#39s trick) to mask load times. That&#39s my guess anyway.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 6/3/2015 9:57:33 PM