Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC specs reveal hefty file size

Guardians of the Galaxy PC specs and file size

Colorful comic adventure jets off October 26

Square Enix has released the PC specs for its incoming comic book epic Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy revealing, amongst other tech facts, that PC players will need to find a meaty 150GB of free HDD space for the install.

[Update: In the “last stages of optimizing the final game,” the file size will now be “approximately 80 GB at launch,” according to Eidos Montreal.]

The weighty file size exceeds that of many other AAA PC titles, though is thankfully still smaller than that of Activision’s Call of Duty series — which currently weighs in at around 240GB. Still, for a linear, single-player adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s space requirements are pretty eyebrow-raising, especially when huge titles such as IO Interactive’s Hitman have actually managed to reduce their footprint. Essentially, this is just the way of gaming in the new age. Hopefully, in time, developers will find better compression techniques — as titles are only set to grow in size in the coming years.

You can check out the full Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PC specs below, ahead of its October 26 launch. I have it on good authority that both the PlayStation and Xbox editions of the game have a smaller install size.

Minimum

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64 bit Build 1803
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 / Intel Core i5-4460
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 570
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 150 GB available space

Recommended

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64 bit Build 1803
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / Intel® Core i7-4790
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon RX 590
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 150 GB available space

Chris Moyse
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