Remember back in the early days of the PS3 the virtues of the Blu-Ray drive were brought up over and over –  and the biggest troll point online was that you now don’t need to get up and change discs? Well that may soon be over.

It has come to light, thanks to a leaked PS4 cover of Call of Duty: Ghosts that the game is going to require a 49Gb install which is only 1Gb smaller than the discs capacity.

Now I’m a fan of the Call of Duty series but let’s be serious for a minute here. There is no way that Call of Duty: Ghosts should be taking more room on a disc than Skyrim or Grand Theft Auto V.

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So what is actually going on here?

Does the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts really have such incredible graphics that it’s so much larger than previous generation games or are we looking at a problem with how the next gen console handle compression?

My biggest worry right now is that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are only releasing with a 500Gb Hard drive, and we need to install games on both before we can play them. So are we left with a maximum of 10 games that can be installed at any one time on the consoles?

I’m intrigued to see what the minimum install on the Xbox One is. It will be a serious sticking point if one console can handle smaller installs than the other.

Oh and make sure to vote on  whether you think Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts

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Last Updated: October 25, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

119 Comments

  1. Kromas

    October 25, 2013 at 11:13

    Was gonna say something funny about the engine needing all that space cause the code is not optimized but then I remembered it is CoD and no one really cares. 😛

    Reply

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 25, 2013 at 11:20

      Someone does. You just dun got a downvote, yo!

      Or the cinema is rerunning “Return of the Troll” today….

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 25, 2013 at 11:27

        The latter of what you said 😉

        Reply

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  2. ToshZA

    October 25, 2013 at 11:13

    • Kromas

      October 25, 2013 at 11:13

      Indeed.

      Reply

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 25, 2013 at 11:18

      Amen.

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 25, 2013 at 11:21

      Downvote? We found ourselves a CoD fan people! Brace yourselves, non-gamer on a gaming wesbite.

      Reply

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 25, 2013 at 11:22

        They are Legion..

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 25, 2013 at 11:23

          Reminds of when I killed diablo in D3. Or ME2’s Legion. Both better games than CoD, incidentally.

          Also, here trolls, have some food. You must be starving.

          Reply

        • Jaded_Reprobate

          October 25, 2013 at 12:34

          I am legion, for we are many

          Reply

      • Rockstar

        October 25, 2013 at 11:37

        Haha!

        Reply

  3. ElimiNathan

    October 25, 2013 at 11:18

    Yup excellent point here Gavin, I was also thinking about the HDD space and this kinda thing happening. A 500 Gig HDD seems like allot but we might need to upgrade to like a 2TB drive if this kinda thing is gna be the norm

    Reply

  4. ElimiNathan

    October 25, 2013 at 11:21

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 25, 2013 at 11:24

      “Just point the gun in the general direction of them things you want dead, then you close your eyes and dun pull the trigger. It’s that simple!”

      Reply

    • Mike

      October 26, 2013 at 01:42

      THAT MAN IN YELLOW IS GAY!!

      Reply

      • ElimiNathan

        October 28, 2013 at 08:17

        Kenny Powers bro

        Reply

  5. Spathi

    October 25, 2013 at 11:24

    BF4 FTW!

    Installs have never bothered me before so don’t mind at all. I’m worried that 500GB won’t be enough with PSN+ providing us with loads of games to be downloaded.

    Reply

    • Crazy

      October 25, 2013 at 22:11

      I don’t play FPS games anymore!!

      Reply

  6. NecroRince

    October 25, 2013 at 11:27

    49 gigs of dynamic fish action FTW.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 25, 2013 at 11:28

      They don’t just swim away by themselves.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 25, 2013 at 11:30

        I hear each has a name and a role to play in the game. Fish1: You are the leader of the group, but you are unsure of you status, ever since that close call with the hook and net…

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 25, 2013 at 11:34

          I bet they’re going to surprise us all with a new game mode: Capture the Fish.

          Reply

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 11:34

            CoD: Bass Hunt

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:35

            With a spin-off card game: “CoD: Go Fish”

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:36

            THIS^^

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 11:42

            Don’t forget the Power Up package: CoD: Revenge of the Cod

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:46

            And the expansion set: CoD: Rise of the Piranha.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 11:48

            With a brand new starter set CoD: A Goldfish on Stranger Tides

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:50

            At which point they’ll reboot the original and call it CoD: Go Fish Origins. Now in HD

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 12:01

            At which point Critics will hail the franchise as the “Quintessential War-Fish simulator” on the market. It’ll score 100% on every single gaming website in the Atlantic ocean. And Activision will sue the producers of Finding Nemo for copyright infringement.

            At which point someone will do a documentary entitled CoD: Raiders of the Lost Ocean.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 12:05

            Have an upvote. And a Bells.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 12:08

            You too, Sir! You cannot drink Bells alone!

            Lol.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 12:09

            Why thank you, Sir. I shall acquiesce to your request.

          • Kromas

            October 25, 2013 at 15:05

            Yeah but a I hear the bait system is hard to master. 😛

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 25, 2013 at 11:28

      Didn’t you hear? There is planned DLC which will take you on an emotional journey with the CoD dog. It’ll be an “Origin” type of short, supported by cinematic quality like consoles have never seen before (but PC gamers will just go “meh”).

      Incidentally, the dog will be voiced by actor Morgan Freeman. This takes up 10GB alone.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 25, 2013 at 11:29

        Haha! I’d actually buy that 🙂

        Reply

        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 25, 2013 at 11:33

          Morgan Freeman insisted it was the only accolade he had yet to add to his resume. “I’ve been God and everything in between. Lending myself to the CoD franchise was clearly the only logical move left. Let’s be honest. I’m not getting any younger. And DoG is going to be an integral part of the growing CoD franchise in the future. It seemed fair that an actor of my calibre was given the lead role.”

          Lol. Yeah. I’d probably play that too. Like Alien. Chomping down on those evil Russians! That you dropped from the table! 😛

          Reply

          • Crazy

            October 25, 2013 at 22:25

            COD GHOSTS WILL BE THE FIRST COD GAME TO INTRODUCE BEASTIALITY!! LOLOLOL I AIN’T BUYING BATTLEFAILED 4 OR COCK OF DOODY BEASTIALITY WARFARE AKA MODERN GAYFUCKSTUPID 4!! SOME FUCKING ASS POKEMON X AND Y FANMAN CALLED ME A COD FANBOY!! GODDAMMIT I’M NOT A CALL OF DUTY FANBOY!!! I GOT SO MAD AND DESTROYED ALL OF MY POKEMON GAMES INTO PIECES OF SHIT!!! GODDAMMIT!!! I SHOULD’VE BANGED MY HEAD REAL HARD INSTEAD FUCK!!!

          • Crazy

            October 25, 2013 at 23:05

            REMEMBER ME FROM WIIUDAILY!? YES IT’S THE SAME OLD CRAZED FOOL WHO SOLD ALL COD GAMES AND DESTROYED MW3 INTO PIECES OF SHIT!! GODDAMMIT!!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 25, 2013 at 15:35

      Don’t you diss the Fish AI – that’s true innovation!

      Reply

  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 25, 2013 at 11:30

    Wow, that is BIIIG. But Seriously though, this is just progress. If we had to say to somebody from the 90’s that my iPhone had 4gig space on it, they wouldn believe us.

    Reply

    • N@te

      October 25, 2013 at 11:38

      Why you bought an iPhone baffles me.

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        October 25, 2013 at 11:41

        iPhone is easily the best phone on the market…

        Reply

        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 25, 2013 at 11:46

          I thought all phones could.. you know.. phone people? You mean some phone better than others?

          😛

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:47

            Well, the first iPhone 4 couldn’t, not unless you held it in a special way *runs

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 25, 2013 at 11:49

            Of COURSE Apple would make the first phone that couldn’t.. well.. phone. That’s so Hipster of them. So trendy. I bet the iSheeple loved that. 🙂

            *hides

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:56

            Unless you also buy the iHand accessory.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:57

            You’d know all about that one, right? *Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more!*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 12:01

            lulz

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 12:07

            HAHAHA BOOM! 🙂

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 12:01

            Actually, my one good friend is an electrical engineer and he designs these things. He hates iPhones because he says after you see the circuitry on them you realize how redundant their tech is.

          • Kromas

            October 25, 2013 at 15:08

            iPhones contain a hell of a lot of old Samsung chips in them.Would not be surprised to see Apple engineers scavenging from the Samsung dumpsters. Also HTC One rules!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 15:12

            HTC has really stepped up, I must say. This, aforementioned, friend of mine swears by them.

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 25, 2013 at 11:58

          You’re just looking for trouble, aren’t you?

          Reply

        • CypherGate

          October 25, 2013 at 11:59

          iphone is ok. Not the best in the world though. I know it comes down to ones needs, but seriously… Hardware spec the phone is quite a beast (iphone 5s), but if you look at the SGS4, Xperia Z1, Note 3. It just isnt that great. Also if you compare prices the iphone 5S is overpriced for what it has. At this moment in time Samsung’s Note 3 is top. Until the next gen phones comes out of course.

          Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 25, 2013 at 12:07

        Depends on why you bought it I suppose.

        Reply

  8. ALKi1234

    October 25, 2013 at 11:37

    And for this reason consoles will never be digital only. A true next-gen game is going to be 100g+ i think.

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      October 25, 2013 at 12:02

      thats possible, BUT also if they going to be that big then most companies would go broke considering the budgets they would need to make games that large. I think some AAA developers would go down this road.

      Reply

  9. Rockstar

    October 25, 2013 at 11:37

    To be honest 10 games installed at one given time is enough for me. No need to install every game you own.

    Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 25, 2013 at 11:40

      Agreed. Though it becomes an annoyance if you are buying virtual games. If I had to DL a 49gig game when I wanted to play it I would freak out!

      Reply

      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 25, 2013 at 11:43

        It is a bit of an issue, tbh

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 25, 2013 at 11:45

        Max Payne 3 was over 20gb to dl. My eyes went O_O when I saw that. Thank goodness for uncapped.

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 25, 2013 at 11:46

          Ya. I have uncapped, but with a 1mb line, heck, even with a 4mb, that is some serious time…

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:49

            Yip, I just leave it on overnight – still took well into the next day.

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:49

            49 gigs in one night?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:54

            I wish. Depending on how fast my line & Steam feel like being, I usually get around 1/1,5gb per hour.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:54

            So like 3 days none stop.. For 49 gbs..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:56

            No, bit under 2 days for 49gb.

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:55

            Now we are on the same thread. I get about 350mb an hour, IF lucky

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:56

            Line speeds about to go up, so not for long. I upgraded to 2meg so that I can go to 4 when they upgrade the lines again.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:58

            I’ve got a 4mb, but on a good day my line speed is around 5mb according to speedtest.net

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 12:03

            Naaais

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:52

            How does that maths work? 59 gigs, 4mb line (IF you can get that a second)…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:55

            I was talking about downloading MP3, not COD.

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 25, 2013 at 11:49

          I actually have such a backlog that I’m never rushed to play a game when I get it.

          Reply

    • CypherGate

      October 25, 2013 at 12:02

      It would be like your phone. Install like 50 games and dont bother playing them cause of the fact you know they are there.

      Reply

  10. fred

    October 25, 2013 at 11:45

    Not sure why they did not go for 1T drives on next gen consoles …. it was a no-brainer to me.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 25, 2013 at 11:56

      But then how would they sell their extra 1TB HDD accessories?

      Reply

  11. TiMsTeR1033

    October 25, 2013 at 11:56

    I saw this happening… Next gen game installs will ALL be HUGE! prob only have space for a few at a time!

    Reply

    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 25, 2013 at 11:58

      The days of not having to install console games are gone. Sadly, actually. But it comes with its perks.
      I remember when a game was like a gig and I wanted to crap myself.

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        October 25, 2013 at 11:58

        I remember Dark Reign 2 was 400mb’s. That was bigger than the hard drive I had at the time…

        Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 25, 2013 at 12:00

        I for one do not bemoan console installs. One more Disc Cannot be read error message and I will give birth to baby sharks

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 25, 2013 at 12:03

          No, that’s why I’m saying it comes with it’s perks.

          Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 25, 2013 at 12:05

        I remember those days, I remember when I first say demos over a gig… Was like it’s like a whole game size in the 90’s

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 25, 2013 at 12:06

          I don’t even think games got to 1GB in the 90’s. Theme hospital is just over 200mb’s. That’s a 90’s game.

          Reply

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 12:08

            TA was 1997 and that was 1Gig, including CC and BT expansions. And that was huge for a strategy game.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 12:10

            Ah, well for that generation, it must’ve been the CoD: Ghosts. I stand corrected. 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 12:25

            okay early 2000’s

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 12:26

            Haha, no. John proved me wrong below. 🙂

        • Maxiviper117

          October 25, 2013 at 12:11

          First crash bandicoot was exactly 134mb

          Reply

  12. oVg

    October 25, 2013 at 12:05

    Lazy compression. I bet 2 thirds of that code has been duplicated.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 25, 2013 at 12:07

      Just like the rest of the game. Interesting.

      Reply

      • oVg

        October 25, 2013 at 12:19

        49gigs, who are they kidding? It better be 8X better than this gen.

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 25, 2013 at 12:22

          Or you could buy BF4 instead and actually have some fun?

          Reply

          • oVg

            October 25, 2013 at 12:28

            BF3 needed a 3gig texture install. Lets wait and see what BF4 has up its sleeve.

            MGS5 will need 5 blue rays just for for the music. 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 12:30

            I doubt there would be a texture install for BF4 on next gen… current gen I am sure they will, prob still look crappy though..

          • Maxiviper117

            October 25, 2013 at 13:12

            An then another 5 for the long cut scenes, if MGS4 is anything to go by.

    • Maxiviper117

      October 25, 2013 at 13:11

      about 25 gigs worth of fish

      Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      October 25, 2013 at 13:11

      about 25 gigs worth of fish

      Reply

  13. Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

    October 25, 2013 at 12:08

    I see that the games will be getting bigger and bigger installs up to a point where you would need to upgrade to a bigger drive. And then you can’t just go out and buy a generic one, but a certified PS4 one. They still need to make money after they sold a ton of the consoles. Thats the same reason MS opted for batteries for their Xbone controllers, to sell certified battery backs

    Reply

  14. chava

    October 25, 2013 at 12:32

    First of all where you get your facts? Not all games have to be installed on ps4, i think thats only on the x1 whether digital or physical. And then again nobody has stated that they all require a 50 gb install. Also ps4 hd can be upgraded (xbox cant i believe) up to 1.5 tb.

    Reply

  15. SPDHUNTER

    October 25, 2013 at 12:39

    I’m installing a bigger hard drive day one. Was hoping to squeeze in 2TB but PS4 does not support 15mm drives. So 1 or 1.5TB it will have to be.

    The other worrying thing is if the games are going to be so big (never mind all the other online features, updates etc), digital downloads will be a huge problem. Hopefully ISP’s and Telkom wont pull a Mweb throttling nonsense tactic on all of us…

    Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      October 25, 2013 at 13:10

      Hate when they throttle, makes downloading games a pain

      Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      October 25, 2013 at 13:10

      Hate when they throttle, makes downloading games a pain

      Reply

  16. SPDHUNTER

    October 25, 2013 at 12:39

    I’m installing a bigger hard drive day one. Was hoping to squeeze in 2TB but PS4 does not support 15mm drives. So 1 or 1.5TB it will have to be.

    The other worrying thing is if the games are going to be so big (never mind all the other online features, updates etc), digital downloads will be a huge problem. Hopefully ISP’s and Telkom wont pull a Mweb throttling nonsense tactic on all of us…

    Reply

  17. MossySloth

    October 25, 2013 at 12:52

    Well, system requirements for PC are pretty similar:

    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz or better

    Memory: 6GB RAM

    Hard Disk Space: 40GB

    Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

    Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card

    Internet: Broadband Internet connection for Steam and Online Multiplayer

    Mandatory 64-Bit OS, 6GB RAM and 40GB of hard drive space. Good luck to all those who pre-ordered digital versions…

    Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      October 25, 2013 at 13:12

      Huh, BF4 PC requirements are much more demanding.

      Reply

  18. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 25, 2013 at 15:14

    The PS4 version is also confirmed to be 1080p at 60fps, whereas all sorts of confusion rages over the resolution of the xbone version. Apparently, Penello just broke the news that he definitely doesn’t know, and it’s well-above his pay grade…. I mean honestly now, that just makes me think the 720p rumors are spoton.

    Reply

    • trueLies

      October 25, 2013 at 15:19

      Ryse has been dropped to 900p
      Xbox one has a massive hardware deficit
      Some saying as much as 40% behind PS4 but more likely only 30%
      Micro$oft has already admitted to having to over clock the xbox one before it even launchs
      IF you think the xbox 360 had over heating issues just imagine how a under powered console being over clocked in a feeble attempt to keep up with PS4 is gonna burn out.

      Or maybe microsoft are gonna use the RROD to boost sales figures again.

      Reply

      • Crazy

        October 25, 2013 at 22:16

        TRUE DAT BRO!! SO THEY CAN WIN THE CONSOLE WAR!? MY ASS!! IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN!! LISTEN, I AIN’T A SONY FANBOY CAT-FEESH!?

        Reply

  19. Wesley Fick

    October 25, 2013 at 17:58

    The minimum install on the One is the entire game. With both consoles, discs are only used for authentication once they deliver their payload to the hard drive. Both will start the game after a small amount is copied and install the rest in the background.

    Reply

  20. Crazy

    October 25, 2013 at 22:08

    People still play FPS games!? Why does everyone like FPS games so much!? I DESPISE FPS games now!!

    Reply

  21. InsanityMan

    October 25, 2013 at 22:37

    Wow! That’s gonna be a big one. Already have my PS4 ordered, and gonna get a custom controller from http://www.thecontrollershop.com when they’re available. Now I’m wishing it came with more than 500GB of space. Anyone remember when 500GB was more space then you’d ever use?

    Reply

  22. Mike

    October 25, 2013 at 23:23

    SAY GAVIN, YOU GONNA FUCK THE DOG IN COD GHOSTS WHEN YOU GET IT!?

    Reply

  23. Juan Perez

    October 26, 2013 at 00:08

    ESE GAVIN VA CHINGAR ESE PERRO Y SU PERRA MADRE LOLOLO!!

    Reply

  24. Crazy

    October 26, 2013 at 00:21

    REMEMBER ME FROM WIIUDAILY!? YES IT’S THE SAME OLD CRAZED FOOL WHO SOLD ALL COD GAMES AND DESTROYED MW3 INTO PIECES OF SHIT!! GODDAMMIT!! COD GHOSTS WILL BE THE FIRST COD GAME TO INTRODUCE BEASTIALITY!! LOLOLOL I AIN’T BUYING BATTLEFAILED 4 OR COCK OF DOODY BEASTIALITY WARFARE AKA MODERN GAYFUCKSTUPID 4!! SOME FUCKING ASS POKEMON X AND Y FANMAN CALLED ME A COD FANBOY!! GODDAMMIT I’M NOT A CALL OF DUTY FANBOY!!! I GOT SO MAD AND DESTROYED ALL OF MY POKEMON GAMES INTO PIECES OF SHIT!!! GODDAMMIT!!! I SHOULD’VE BANGED MY HEAD REAL HARD INSTEAD FUCK!!!

    Reply

  25. Crazy

    October 26, 2013 at 22:34

    I’M NOT GONNA PAY $60 FOR THE SAME REHASHED CRAP!! IF YOU’RE A GAMER WHO ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT THE GAMES YOU PLAY, YOU SHOULD PAY $60 FOR THE SAME REHASHED CRAP, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT BATTLEFIELD 4 IS, REHASHED CRAP!! AND SAME WITH COD GHOSTS!!

    Reply

  26. Eric Bisson

    November 1, 2013 at 00:25

    I saw both Xboxone and PS4 COD ghost cover today… it is really 49 gig on PS4 and……… 3 freaking gig on Xbox1…. seriously WTF, I was going to buy a PS4, but if all the game takes 49gig on my HDD, I will go for Xbox

    Reply

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