Battleborn, Overwatch and Homefront: The Revolution Install Sizes Revealed

Brodie Fogg 8 April 2016

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You could be fighting on far off planets, fighting for your freedom or simply fighting for enough hard drive space.

As regular readers would know, we have the internet’s master list for install sizes on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, a seemingly innocuous figure in previous generations, but one that can provide plenty of frustration in the modern day. Nothing irritates quite like having to delete one console game so you can play another, but for many gamers that is the reality.

Today we’ve unearthed the details on three of May’s upcoming blockbusters, and they require vastly different chunks of your available space. Battleborn weighs in at 19.7 GB. The new IP from Borderlands developer Gearbox successfully merges Halo and League of Legends while retaining the studio’s quirky character designs and sense of fun. What we’ve played has been quite enjoyable, and satisfyingly challenging.

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Meanwhile, the troubled sequel Homefront: The Revolution finally lands with a 34.34 GB storage cost. The series fell victim to the THQ collapse in 2012, was sold off to Crytek and put in the hands of Timesplitters developer Free Radical. Unfortunately, Crytek then folded the beloved studio and sold the game off to Deep Silver. However, despite its troubled gestation, the shooter is looking like it could be quite a lot of fun.

Finally, there is the new IP from Blizzard and it’s called Overwatch. The studio behind World of Warcraft and Starcraft isn’t one to dip its toe into uncharted waters too often, but this bright and colourful online superhero-styled shooter is sure to find an audience. Interestingly, the install size is relatively very small – just 7.04 GB. Proof perhaps that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Also revealed today is the 8.13 GB install size for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. Developed by Platinum Games – action specialists behind the likes of Vanquish and Bayonetta – it looks to satisfy fans both new and old by providing more than your typical TV tie-in and a game with a deep combat engine.

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