Folks Are Skeptical About Skyrim’s Install Size, Pete Hines Says Simma Down Now
So, apparently folks simply don’t believe that Skyrim is only going to take up 6gb on your PC’s hard drive, and I’d be skeptical too after Rage, a game with no content whatsoever, took up over 20gb. It just makes you wonder if it actually has the amount of content you think and hope it’s going to have.
Well, calm down, yo, because Pete Hines is all over the explanation on Twitter. Here’s what he said.
Because content doesn’t take lots more space if you know how to build an open world game, which we do.
Oblivion was, what, 4 something? Did it have more content than these games being mentioned that have 2x or 3x the install?
6 gigs: New engine and we’re much better at compression (art/voice/data). It’s huge yet more optimized than we’ve had before. And faster.
So there you have it. It’s 6gb for a reason, so stop being skeptical. That’s just how it is.