Quantum Break is going to eat up 44 gigabytes of hard drive space

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Things are looking good for Quantum Break right now. A gold certification means that primary development has wrapped up, leaving Remedy ready to start working on the day one patch. The game has a nice set of pre-order bonuses that actually feel decent, such as the original and superb Alan Wake games. Oh, and a free Windows 10 version of Quantum Break as well. That’s not bad at all, provided that your rig can handle all that chrono-bending action or you’ve managed to not be run over by the whaaaa-mbulance that is carrying irate fans from both platforms.

But here’s the really important information that you’re after: How big is Quantum Break? According to a leaked listing on the Xbox store that was shortly removed, but not before Wccftech captured it, Quantum Break is indeed bigger than your grotesque face. HA! ZING. Seriously though, it’ll clock in at a download of 44.09 GB

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Here’s the thing though: That’s not the biggest game ever released on Xbox One. That honour goes to Halo 5: Guardians, which is now more than 55 gigglebytes big, not counting the numerous updates and patches that it has received lately. The question here, is how Quantum Break utilises that data. Is it 44 GB of pure data, textures and raw audio files? Is the live-action TV series included in that download? Will the body of the original Jack Joyce that digital Shawn Ashmore replaced ever be found?

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All questions that will be keeping me awake at night until I eventually remember that I need to sleep. Remember, that’s just the Xbox One file-size, although the PC version should be similarly massive. Just like yer mum. HA! Butter me up, because I’m on a roll today. Quantum Break hits physical and digital shelves on April 5, while annoyed readers’ fists hit my face shortly after this post.

Last Updated: February 23, 2016

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  • Commander Admiral Chief

    It chows almost 10% of your HDD!

    • miaau

      It chows more than 10% of space available when new, based on my Xbox One when new.

      But it seems is a simple thing, based on internet postings, to plug in a big USB disk

  • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    Honestly, I preferred how it looked when they had those no-name actors. Kind of looks more generic now. Still looks like a good game, aside from stupid TV show bits.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    44GIGS? Holy hell… guess I’m not getting this.

  • miaau

    Dragon Age was bigger. Witcher 3 was smaller. Hmm.

    Is the game going to be fun?

  • Pieter Kruger

    With my external 2TB HDD the problem is nothing! Never had to delete a game to make room, sitting at 71% of total capacity between external HDD & Xbox One! BRING IT ON! ????????????

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      Maybe if you play some games instead of just hoarding games, you won’t even need all that space… HAR HAR HAR.

      • Pieter Kruger

        MS is killing us with 4 free games every month, up to now I’ve grabbed all of them but my back catalogue is something ridiculous!!

        • miaau

          yeah, I stopped just getting Gold Games thingy, must be something I might actually play. And games like Hand of Fate flatter to deceive, seems loads of fun for a few hours, but why have I not gone back to it?

          • Pieter Kruger

            Yeah true, will have to get more picky in future too I guess. Even 2.5TB won’t last me this year it seems! ????

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’ve eyed Hand of Fate so many times when it’s on special but never clicked buy. I enjoy card games, but I’m just unsure about that one.

          • miaau

            I do not like card games and I certainly enjoyed my few hours with it. It is different.

      • miaau

        What? what?

        I thought gamer = games hoarder. A given, right. Surely? Please?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          No, that’s PC gamers – hoarding all the games in never-to-played backlogs. Our console brothers are supposed to be above this behaviour. The casuals. 😉

          • miaau

            I take offensiveness , Alien. You SHOULD have said: You console brothers. Dammit. Is my allegiance not clear?

            Except, of course, for Civ. And Endless Legend / Space. and Rome Total War.

            Oh, wait, you think Console players are a cut above the rest. Awesome.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            By “the rest” do you mean the mobile gamers?

          • miaau


  • Ghost In The Rift

    Yeah in a world on a continent in country’s that doesn’t have cheap fast uncapped internet this is gonna be a mayor problem for gaming and “Digital” in the near not far away future.

    • Pieter Kruger

      “mayor problem”

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