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Killzone Shadow Fall download is 39.7GB

Sony’s PlayGo system allows PS4 players to start a digital game before it's fully downloaded, however in the case of Killzone Shadow Fall, you'll need to install 7.5GB of the 39.7GB before being able to start the game.

Now that may sound a lot, but when you consider Killzone is pushing 40GB, then it's not really too bad. On the bright side though, if you pre-order the game or purchase it at release on disc, then you'll avoid both the waiting and the heavy load on your HDD.

So why is the game so big? Well according to what Guerrilla Games Michiel van der Leeuw told Eurogamer, "The bulk of it is textures."

Van der Leeuw explained, "I think we’re probably a lot larger than the other cross-generation games, because we have no assets that have been made to a lower spec.”

He also went on to say that the surface area is five to ten times bigger than that of Killzone 3 and with that game alone coming in at over 40GB, it seems that Guerrilla has been heavy on the compression for the sequel.

"I think at some point the disc image that we were generating was around 180 gigs," said van der Leeuw, adding that "If we would have put all the levels in, which we didn’t, because then the disc image generator broke, it would have been around 290 gigs of data."

Suddenly a 39.7GB download doesn't seem so bad.

Edited On 24 Oct, 2013

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Mezzer_1's avatar
Mezzer_1 3 years ago
A few levels that will be DLC at a later date then?.
maca0716's avatar
maca0716 3 years ago
Anyone know if the PS4/Killzone bundle is the game a disc or digital download?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You get a Hard Copy with no Barcode
Ben25BBB's avatar
Ben25BBB 3 years ago
It says on the back of the Killzone box that 45GB of HDD space minimum is required, so I assume an install that size is mandatory even for the retail version.. Ah well, glad to hear you get a boxed copy in the bundle, that's the one I pre-ordered.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I heard something along the lines of when the disk is taken out the space is free'd back up again or something like that. Don't know if theres any truth in this or not.

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