Wolfenstein: The New Order is one of my more anticipated games of the year. Old school, gory and unapologetically beautiful in the Nazi-maiming department. It’ll ship in various versions, vanilla retail and collector’s edition when it releases in the next couple of days. But don’t expect any of those editions to have a bottle of vaseline with them when you get hit with the day one patch.
Gaming blogger Mark DeSanto gave the following tweet a couple of hours ago, revealing that the PlayStation 4 version of the game would have a hefty 5GB day one patch:
— Mark DeSanto (@heymarkd) May 14, 2014
And below that, CraveOnline gaming editor Jonathan Leack mentioned that the Xbox One version had a 7.3GB patch waiting awaiting gamers on launch day:
@heymarkd The Xbox One version is 7.3GB. I have a feeling this game has great audio and graphics.
— Jonathan Leack (@JLeack) May 14, 2014
What’s strange however, is that the CraveOnline article about these patches has been taken down, making this sound like a case of someone breaking the rules of a review embargo. Technically, we’re not allowed to talk about any of those issues until D-day, when we get early copies of a game.
And in case you’re planning to download it, Wolfenstein: The New Order will also be a rather large download. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will consume 47GB of your bandwidth, while PC gamers will need to ready themselves for a 50GB download. Sounds like a Nazi piece of work, this patch.
PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers get off easy, with their less pretty versions of the game clocking in at 17GB. The game is out on May 20.
Last Updated: May 15, 2014