Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Why Is the Game so Big? Activision Clarifies

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Will “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” be smaller than expected? Activision takes a stand and delimits the statement that the title is 175GB. 

A few days ago, we received the message that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would consume a whopping 175 gigabytes on your hard drive. This is a record-breaking size that has never before existed on this scale. But why is the game so big?

Activision clarifies 

Of course, that’s nothing bad at first. The fact that video games are becoming more and more expensive and the amount of data is increasing at the same time is probably a completely natural process. Nevertheless, some potential buyers were not astonished when they learned of the overwhelming size. For some, it means to create space on the record – at least until the post content appears. 

But how come this oversize, which takes up almost twice as much space as other current game titles? 

Activision explains that this is not the size of the final game files. It is only a recommendation to download all post-launch content for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”. They assure:

“For publication, the initial download will be smaller.”

It means that the download file should be smaller than the 175GB. But including all post-launch content, you probably need the 175GB.

Currently, however, it is still unclear how big the initial download file will be that takes up the PC and console version. More information about the minimum and recommended system requirements can be found here.