The problem with it is that if this is indeed the case, and you can’t launch Respawn Entertainment’s game in the future without a download, then the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series disc editions will be completely unusable (they’ll do well if you put them under your cup or something similar…).
We’ve previously reported that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PC will require a massive amount of storage space, and installing it on SSD (or NVMe SSD…) is now recommended. 155 GB is not a small amount, but that’s the official figure, and you can always check the system requirements on Steam (or even here). But what about consoles? The game is made for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, so you can’t manage with, say, 60-65 GB here either unless you’re talking about uncompressed files (in the case of audio, many small files can quickly add up, but it’s mainly the textures that can add up the size).
On the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor subreddit, it’s been revealed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X won’t get away with small games either. Both platforms need approximately 150 GB of space for Respawn’s product (and if you consider that the PlayStation 5’s SSD offers 825 GB of space, you’re in for a different story!) The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, brings the story a twist.
On the smaller current-gen Xbox, the game size is 44 GB, which means that 4K textures on the PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X/PC trio can take up over 100 GB of space! But that’s not the problem. The problem is that the disc edition of the new Star Wars game will also require a download. We don’t know how much yet, but there have been several instances of it happening. Last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II had 72 MB (!!!) of data on its disc…
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC. It will need quite a bit of space, no matter where you play it.