Titanfall PC’s Large Install Size Due to Uncompressed Audio – Respawn
Of the 48 GB install, 35 GB makes up uncompressed audio according to Respawn’s Richard Baker.
Titanfall is now out and about for Xbox One and PC, and while the game only has a 17 GB install size – which still takes a while to get installing – the PC version requires a whopping 48 GB install.
According to Respawn Entertainment lead engineer Richard Baker while speaking to Eurogamer, this is primarily due to the uncompressed audio in the game. Of the 48 GB install size, 35 GB is primarily uncompressed audio.
“We have audio we either download or install from the disc, then we uncompress it. We probably could have had audio decompress off disc but we were a little worried about min spec and the fact that a two-core machine would dedicate a huge chunk of one core to just decompressing audio.
“So…it’s almost all audio…On a higher PC it wouldn’t be an issue. On a medium or moderate PC, it wouldn’t be an issue, it’s that on a two-core [machine] with where our min spec is, we couldn’t dedicate those resources to audio.”
Thoughts? Titanfall is still due to release on March 14th for Europe and will be out two weeks later for the Xbox 360. We’ll see how the installation size plays out on the current gen platform then.