Cyberpunk 2077 Will Require More Than 80 GB Of Storage Space
It is safe to say that CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game of 2020. Although it won’t be available to play until April next year, it already has many PC gamers checking whether their system can handle it. The official Cyberpunk 2077 page on the PlayStation Store lists the game as requiring a minimum of 80GB of free space for the digital version of the game.
Then again, in today’s day and age, when often we see patches coming out with download sizes more than entire games remember Fallout 76? an 80 GB file size for a massive open world RPG seems par for the course.
CD Projekt RED may be able to optimize some parts of the game, but the way that the developer has described Cyberpunk 2077 does suggest that it will be a huge title. The developer has gone for verticality and has described Night City’s skyscrapers has high-rises with tons of activities for players to do. The game’s main missions will also have different paths and this will take up a big amount of space too.
The developer has also teased the many factions and districts of Night City. These areas are all very different from one another and so are unlikely to reuse all of the same assets, which is probably another reason why Cyberpunk 2077‘s file size is so large.
The Cyberpunk 2077 team hasn’t yet spoken about plans to offer pre-loading for the game. The game’s collector’s editions don’t have any early access offers and it seems that the developer wants everyone to enjoy the game for the first time, together. However, for those who have chosen to get a digital copy of the game, the time it takes to download 80GB could mean that they don’t get to play it at launch.
The gameplay demo itself from E3 somewhat helped, showing how smooth the game runs with an RTX Titan video card and an Intel Core i7-8700K. However, one information fans want to know is how big the game will be. Especially since it is an open world game and will feature plenty of details.
- CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2x16GB, 3000MHz, CL15
- GPU: Titan RTX
- SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB M.2 PCIe
- PSU: Corsair SF600 600W
Not that 80GB is an unbelievable number anyway considering how ambitious the game is. In fact, it will be surprising if the PC installation will require several more GB on top of that.
When is Cyberpunk 2077 Coming Out?
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on April 16th, 2020 and will feature NVIDIA RTX enhancements for PC users. This includes real-time Ray Tracing effects which allows for realistic lighting and reflective surfaces.
“Ray tracing allows us to realistically portray how light behaves in a crowded urban environment,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “Thanks to this technology, we can add another layer of depth and verticality to the already impressive megacity the game takes place in.”