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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s PC install size is like Order 66 to your SSD

The difference in install sizes between console and PC is huge

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the droid BD-1, with Cal Kestis behind it, in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Er... I’m gonna need you to free up some space, BD.
Image: Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is scheduled to launch April 28 on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X, and last week its publisher Electronic Arts revealed the substantial hardware requirements that PC players will need to keep the game running smoothly.

While the CPU and GPU requirements are nothing to scoff at, the amount of storage needed for the PC version of this game is pretty intense. At this point, ballooning install sizes for AAA titles are hardly surprising, but when every game coming down the pipeline practically needs its own SSD, finding the necessary space becomes a little more challenging.

For comparison, the necessary 155 GB of storage is roughly triple what you needed for the previous game, 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (55 GB). It’s more than what you’d need for games like Hitman 2 (149 GB with DLC), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (133 GB), or Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (131 GB with HD texture pack). Thankfully, these days SSDs are regularly available at reduced prices, with some models like the XPG Atom 50 providing 512 GB of space for as little as $39.99.

For console players who plan to pick up Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the game requires far less space. According to the landing page for the standard version on the Xbox store, the install size sits at 43.98 GB (click “More” underneath the game’s ESRB rating, then scroll down to see file size to see it for yourself). In the event that you still won’t have space on your console SSD, we have a collection of the best SSDs for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for you to check out.

Update (April 10): Electronic Arts updated the Xbox store landing page with the storage size you’ll need on your Xbox Series X. We’ve updated this article to reflect that.

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