Horizon Forbidden West Might Be A Behemoth Download Size On PS5, PS4

Horizon Forbidden West is going to be huge.

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Did you think Final Fantasy 7 Remake was great? That game has nothing on Horizon Forbidden West, which according to one source, will log over 95GB.

PlayStation game size, a Twitter account that has dedicated itself to determining the file size of upcoming PlayStation games, has just announced its findings for Horizon Forbidden West. You’ll need a whopping 96GB of storage on PS5 to install the game, preloaded on February 11 (thanks to Push Square).

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As a reminder, Final Fantasy 7 Remake recorded 81GB on PS5 and 85GB on PS4. For whatever reason, the PS4 game files are somewhat larger than the PS5 versions even though the PS5 version requires much larger textures thanks to its improved resolution. We can only assume this has to do with the PS5 having better file compression algorithms than the PS4. Given that, it can only be assumed that the Forbidden West PS4 install size will exceed 100GB.


While that sounds like a lot, Call of Duty players have dedicated entire hard drives to Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops: Cold War. Red Dead Online and GTA players also shrug off the 100GB file size.

We recently got our first glimpse of Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 thanks to a host of new screenshots. The images looked almost as impressive as the PS5 versions we’ve seen before, although they are just screenshots. The PS5 version of the game promises 60fps in performance mode, and while few details have been revealed about the PS4 version, it is likely that a more majestic 30fps can be assumed on older Sony hardware.

A new trailer also gave us another look at some new enemies that will be in Forbidden West, including giant robotic sand snakes and cybernetic armadillos that can roll.

Horizon Forbidden West launches February 18.

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