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Middle Earth: Shadow of War's installation size on PC might just be the largest for a game yet

Jason Clement

This week will see the release of one of this fall's biggest games: Middle Earth: Shadow of War. People are pretty excited to play the follow-up to 2014's Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, but if you're planning to play the PC version of the game, be aware that the game requires a humongous download.


How big? Players who have already pre-downloaded it have shared images of a whopping 97.9GB installation. For comparison, the PS4 Pro version of the game is almost 64GB. A game that is nearly one tenth of a terabyte is still largely unheard of (without expansion packs and DLC, that is) in this day and age, but IGN's Dan Stapleton suggests that much of the large file size could be due to 4K video and voice-acting.


It's also worth noting that Forza 7's PC version was close to 100GB in size when that released earlier this month, so perhaps this is becoming the new standard for high-end games as we approach 2018 and beyond. In any case, make sure you have plenty of room on your hard drive if you plan on playing the PC version.


Source: USGamer


Are you planning to play Middle Earth: Shadow of War on PC? What are your thoughts on the huge file size?

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Even if I could run it on PC this would be enough to stop me from ever getting it on there. This is the kind of thing that makes an all-digital future terrifying, since some (who am I kidding, almost all) ISPs aren't offering the kind of speeds that would make even one download like this manageable, much less a few every month or two.

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