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Buying Final Fantasy XV PC On Disc Won’t Save You From a 150GB Download

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It’s been reported in the past that Final Fantasy XV’s long-awaited PC release, dubbed the “Windows Edition“, carries a hefty install size of up to 155GB to go with all of its high-res 4K textures and beautiful anime hunks. It’s potentially one of the largest HDD requirements in a PC game to date, and there are no doubt plenty of fans planning to pick up the game on disc at retail in a bid to save a chunk of time and internet data on that immense download.

Well, now that the game’s March 6th release date is almost upon us and retail copies have started to appear in the wild it seems that those people might be out of luck. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition’s retail release appears to contain only one DVD-ROM disc, probably just for verification purposes, with the install proper still requiring a minimum 98GB download for non-4K users and up to 155GB for the full-fat 4K assets.

Considering the taxing nature of the game on even the most capable rigs, most people will likely opt for the lower-res assets anyway, but 98GB is still going to sting for those of us with less-than-desirable network speeds.

Check back at a later date for our full review of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition.

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Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts

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