A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one (?)
With Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s release just around the corner (in case all the new trailers did not tip you off), you probably want to know just how much space you should be clearing up on your console’s hard drive, so that you will be able to install the game that will hopefully revive the franchise, and indeed, the whole genre, when it launches. The good news is, now we know its file size thanks to the game’s store listing on the Xbox and PSN Stores, so we know exactly how much stuff you need to be deleting to make room for the game.
The PS4 version of the game comes in at just under 54GB (53.78GB of space needed, to be specific), while the Xbox One version comes in at a far smaller 35.62GB. It is very rare for the Xbox version of a game to have a smaller file size than the PS4 version, but in this case, the PS4 version of Ace Combat 7 also has (limited) PlayStation VR compatibility, and I suspect that a lot of the file size differential can be explained away that way.
Ace Combat 7 launches for PS4 and Xbox One on January 18, and on February 1 for PC.