Starfield, the highly anticipated RPG from Bethesda, is set to release on September 6 as an Xbox and PC exclusive. This game is expected to offer an immense galaxy for players to explore, boasting a staggering 1,000 planets. While the idea of expansive worlds is not new for Bethesda, as seen in their previous games like Skyrim and Fallout 4, Starfield takes it to a whole new level.
In terms of storage space, Starfield far exceeds its predecessors. The game will require an install size of 139.84 gigabytes on PC and 126.1 gigs on Xbox Series consoles. This means that on Xbox Series S, the game will take up a quarter of the available storage space. Even on Xbox Series X with a one terabyte SSD, Starfield will still occupy a significant portion of the storage.
To address concerns about making space for this large game, Xbox players can start clearing space and preloading the game ahead of time. Preloading for Xbox is available starting on August 17. PC players, on the other hand, will have to wait until August 30 to preload the game.
Despite the massive storage requirements, Starfield has captured attention with its promises of purchasable apartments, a jail system, and the inclusion of an atheist faction. Bethesda's first new IP in over a decade, this game offers a unique sci-fi world for players to explore.
In conclusion, Starfield's vast scope and storage demand make it a highly anticipated game for fans. As the release date approaches, players will have to make room for its substantial install size to fully enjoy the immersive experience it offers.