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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

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

  

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06-06-2017, 18:06:13

AlienALX
130GB!?!?!

'sake, I've got hard drives in my rig smaller than that.Quote

06-06-2017, 18:10:53

NeverBackDown
Well 93GB is still an insane amount quality of storage. The game doesn't even look good enough to justify that file size.Quote

06-06-2017, 19:48:34

Avet
Wow... Game sizes are going trough the roof...Quote

08-06-2017, 08:39:17

AngryGoldfish
I don't understand why people complain so much about game file sizes. I know it's annoying they're getting bigger with seemingly few rewards for doing so, but storage is getting cheaper and you can always... *gasp*... delete the game once you're finished with it.Quote

08-06-2017, 10:47:18

Wraith
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I don't understand why people complain so much about game file sizes. I know it's annoying they're getting bigger with seemingly few rewards for doing so, but storage is getting cheaper and you can always... *gasp*... delete the game once you're finished with it.
It's not that bad TBF, once you're done playing for a while just copy the game folder to a storage drive and save it for later (if bandwidth is an issue) I have Witcher 3, Wildlands, GTA V, Skyrim, The Division and a few more larger titles backed up on my mech drive. If I decide I want to play them again I move them to my SSD and validate the files. Much quicker than redownloading. If storage is still an issue for people just zip the folder up nice and tight to squeeze that bit more space.Quote
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