You’re going to need quite a bit of free space on your PlayStation 4 hard drive to install the two Call of Duty games coming out next month.
The Legacy Edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare includes two games: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. That’s two campaigns, and two multiplayer clients.
Anyone would’ve guessed that installing both would require a lot of free hard drive space, but it seems the number on the back of the box is bigger than anyone could’ve imagined. The box for the retail PlayStation 4 version of the Legacy Edition cites 130GB of free space required for the games.
French retailer Micromania actually sent these boxes to customers who pre-ordered the Legacy Edition, along with a code for the campaign for early access. The infinite Warfare disc itself will supposedly be delivered closer to launch.
CharlieIntel obtained a picture of the box, and as you can see below, it does say 130GB.
Asking for 130GB is bizarre for a couple of reasons. If we assume that Infinite Warfare will be closer to 60GB by recent Call of Duty (and modern games) size standards, it would mean that Modern Warfare Remastered will have to be 70GB.
The Modern Warfare remaster campaign download is around 40GB, so unless there’s another 30GB to be downloaded at launch, this number is probably off base. It would be hard to imagine a remake of an old game weighing as much as a new one, or even having the same size.
By comparison, last year’s Black Ops 3 asked for at least 55GB in hard drive space, in line with other games released at the time. This is either a misprint, or it’s simply not the final box design, seeing as we’re one month ahead of launch.
Outside of file sizes, the back of the box also reveals that alongside Infinity Ward and Raven Software, three other Activision studios are involved in making the games. These are Beenox, Certain Affinity, and High Moon Studios.
Whatever it is, we’ll surely find out when copies eventually leak ahead of the November 4 launch.