Forza Motorsport 7 Install Size Tips the Scales at Monstrous 100GB

Forza Motorsport 7 20 June 22, 2017 by

Revealed at this year’s E3Forza Motorsport 7 looks to be Turn 10’s most ambitious effort yet. With an improved campaign mode, over 700 cars, and more, this year’s entry will keep racers busy later this fall.

An impressive set of features isn’t the only thing Forza 7 brings to the table. The seventh installment in the franchise will have the largest installation requirement for the Xbox One and PC to date.

The Windows 10 Store reveals the upcoming racer may consume a whopping 100GB when released this October. It’s a cause for concern for users with the 500GB hard drive; Forza 7 will consume 20% of the standard drive, and even more with the inevitable updates and DLC. This may not affect those with the smaller hard drives, however: word is the full install size is only for those with a 4K-compliant system (read: One X or PC).

Games have steadily consumed more hard drive space since the PS3 and Xbox 360 days. With 4K assets becoming the target for the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, the issue has ballooned twofold. Even the standard 1TB hard drive offerings from the souped-up consoles isn’t enough of a buffer.

Of course, Microsoft is no stranger to games having hefty install sizes this generation. Both Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians have breached the 100GB figure with all content and updates accounted for. What’s more, internet connection speeds (and data caps) will also play a factor.

While Forza 7 looks to be the most promising entry in the franchise to date, users will have to prepare for its mammoth requirements in the meantime.

Forza Motorsport 7 releases on October 3 and is exclusive to the Xbox One and PC. Ultimate Edition users will get their hands on the game several days early on September 29. This year’s title will also take advantage of the One X at launch this November.

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