Gears of War 4’s latest update adds compression to reduce the game’s size

Gears of War 4's latest update adds compression to reduce the game's size

Gears of War 4’s latest update adds compression to reduce the game’s size

 
The Coalition has added a new compression technique to Gears of War 4 to reduce the game’s file size from 130GB to 93GB, while also adding new content with the game’s Rise of the Horde update.
 
On PC the game’s latest update will be 29GB, though after it installs it will have saved the user more than 30GB of HDD or SSD space, using a new compression technique that The Coalition has added to the game. 
 
The Coalition has stated that they have been working on this new compression technique for the past few months, likely to address the concerns raised by both Xbox One and PC players over the game’s file sizes, though this new technique may have been developed as alongside the game’s expected Xbox Scorpio version.  
 
 

When we release today’s massive Rise of the Horde update for Gears of War 4, you may notice your download is noticeably bigger than usual. 

 
We’ve heard your feedback on the Hard Drive footprint of Gears of War 4 being quite substantial. Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a new compression technique to dramatically reduce the overall file size of Gears of War 4 and to provide smaller sized downloads for future Updates. In order to reduce our file size for all the Updates since release, you’ll be downloading all our Updates again as one larger Update with Rise of the Horde – but the end result will be a much smaller overall game size than before. 

 
 

Gears of War 4's latest update adds compression to reduce the game's size

 

On PC Gears of War 4 has received a lot of support from Microsoft and the Coalition, with the addition of new game content as well as updates to support multi-GPU configurations. Now the game will take up significantly less storage on a user’s PC, which is great news given how limited HDD and SSD space can be in a gamer’s system. 
  

You can join the discussion on Gears of War 4’s decreased file sizes on the OC3D Forums. 

  

Gears of War 4's latest update adds compression to reduce the game's size

Gears of War 4’s latest update adds compression to reduce the game’s size

 
The Coalition has added a new compression technique to Gears of War 4 to reduce the game’s file size from 130GB to 93GB, while also adding new content with the game’s Rise of the Horde update.
 
On PC the game’s latest update will be 29GB, though after it installs it will have saved the user more than 30GB of HDD or SSD space, using a new compression technique that The Coalition has added to the game. 
 
The Coalition has stated that they have been working on this new compression technique for the past few months, likely to address the concerns raised by both Xbox One and PC players over the game’s file sizes, though this new technique may have been developed as alongside the game’s expected Xbox Scorpio version.  
 
 

When we release today’s massive Rise of the Horde update for Gears of War 4, you may notice your download is noticeably bigger than usual. 

 
We’ve heard your feedback on the Hard Drive footprint of Gears of War 4 being quite substantial. Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a new compression technique to dramatically reduce the overall file size of Gears of War 4 and to provide smaller sized downloads for future Updates. In order to reduce our file size for all the Updates since release, you’ll be downloading all our Updates again as one larger Update with Rise of the Horde – but the end result will be a much smaller overall game size than before. 

 
 

Gears of War 4's latest update adds compression to reduce the game's size

 

On PC Gears of War 4 has received a lot of support from Microsoft and the Coalition, with the addition of new game content as well as updates to support multi-GPU configurations. Now the game will take up significantly less storage on a user’s PC, which is great news given how limited HDD and SSD space can be in a gamer’s system. 
  

You can join the discussion on Gears of War 4’s decreased file sizes on the OC3D Forums.