Calm Down, Destiny Doesn’t Require A 40GB Install
Okay, it’s time for everyone to chill out for a second.
You might have seen those blurry images of the Destiny game box floating around, along with word claiming it requires a mandatory 40GB install on Xbox One.
That’s simply not true. If you enlarge the image and battle through the blur you’ll notice it says, “Game disk and up to 40GB storage required.”
The principle words there are “up to“. Watch Dogs carries a similar warning, so we went through the hassle of uninstalling and reinstalling the disk onto our office Xbox One to see what would happen.
It didn’t decimate 40GB of space, it took just over 20GB. And that’s after the patches and DLC were re-downloaded too.
Destiny’s pre-load on Xbox One requires 18GB of space, that’s how big the install will be with the disk as well. The only way it is pushing up to 40GB is if you start downloading every single language pack – but there’s little point in doing that, unless you want Peter Dinklage switching between Dutch, German, French and Russian as you play… though, now you mention it…
Destiny hits Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on 9 September 2014