Perhaps the most notable large game right now is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. After today’s Season 6 update, the full game install takes up around 192 GB on Xbox One – meaning you’re looking at almost a quarter of the available SSD space take up by a single game.
That said, we can’t fully account for how that will change on Series X, with Xbox Velocity Architecture apparently set to reduce game sizes. Xbox Series S games will also apparently come in around 30% smaller than on Xbox Series X, although the lower powered console only has a 512GB SSD.
Using the (expensive) Seagate 1TB expansion drive adds 920GB of usable space to the Series X, and USB 3.1 external hard drives can also be used to store games – but the latter option means stored games won’t receive the benefits of the Xbox Velocity Architecture, which should improve load times and performance.
Confirmed Xbox Series X Games
Despite Xbox preorders selling out amid widespread retailer issues, Microsoft says more Xbox Series X and S units will be available when the console launches on November 10, following “record-breaking demand”.