With Mass Effect Legendary Edition just over a week away (at the time of writing), we've seen quite a few people asking about how big its file size is going to be. After all, this is all three games from the original trilogy bundled into one release — and they've all been fully remastered and enhanced to boot.
With that in mind, it's perhaps of little surprise that Legendary Edition is going to be a, er, massive download. On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (via backwards compatibility), the rebuilt trilogy will eat up 80GB in the US, and 101GB in the EU. We assume that the bigger EU size is due to language functionality.
According to PlayStation Game Size, these numbers include the hefty day one patch, which is 11.7GB in the US, and 13.3GB in Europe.
Are you going to have room for this monster on your console? Escape the Collector's base in the comments section below.
Wondering if you'd be able to install each one separately to save space, doubt anyone will be playing all three at the same time anyway.
Hahahaha oh dear. Was going to download on my PS5 but that’s like a fifth of the storage space.
If I didn't have room I'd delete EVERYTHING to make room.
Wow, this Mass Effect collection will rival Gran Turismo Sport as the heftiest game on my hard drive!
Honestly that seems rather reasonable for 3 games. There are single games bigger than that.
@DrClayman Sadly not — it's all classed as one product as far as I know, so one download.
best to stick this on the external drive with all the other PS4 games
Not related, but I have 2 windows of PushSquare open right now, one for browsing, and one just to play that fantastic soundtrack you posted earlier. Man, it's like the best kind of deja vu ever. Half of me is here typing and reading everyone's posts, and the other half is onboard the Normandy. What a great feeling, and this week is going by way too slow.
@LordSteev I was blasting the map screen music from Mass Effect 2 yesterday. What a bop.
God, I'm glad I cancelled my digital preorder and went for a physical copy preorder instead
I did this for 3 reasons:
1) I always prefer to have a physical copy of my games rather than digital copy
2) it was actually cheaper (by 5 euro)
3) As its a ps4 game I can put it on my external hard drive and keep the ps5's hard drive for ps5 games
@Mad-Vampire ach, did not even think of that, kept thinking this was a native PS5 game. Not too bothered then, got a 2TB external that's half empty.
@Mega-Gazz Yeah, RDR2 is massive, downloaded Battlefield V this week and that's over 100GB and Star Wars Battlefront 2 became a real beast.
For three AAA games, remastered, all DLC included this file size isn't that bad. From the headline I thought we were talking about 200GB here!
As for the file size, that's not too horrible for all three games. I'm willing to delete if necessary, have a feeling this one will be on the hard drive for a long time.
It'll be cool if they came on separate discs. Nioh collection does this, so you don't have to install 2 if you only want 1 and vice versa
It's weird how much sound plays a part in memory.
No issue. Its a ps4 game so it will go on my external with the rest of them.
Would be nice if you could install each game seperately. Good job they brought out compatiibility to archive stuff on external hard drives!
The whole games are on the disc(s) right?
I am about to experience Mass Effect for the first time but I want the physical edition to be all on the discs. Not one on a disc and the others as codes.
I havnt heard anything but I would presume (and hope) so
Lovely, i'm guess i'm deleting a few things now.
I have no storage left on my ps5 for this game 😂
3 full games & it's still less than warzone
That's a hefty boy! Well, it is three games so no wonder. Hopefully you can install separately but if not then I am happy to be buying the physical copy.
"Day one patch" nothings changed much then.
@Col_McCafferty Yeah, for me Battlefront 2 became the latest victim on the chopping block for the anemic PS5 internal HDD. I just couldn’t justify 110 GB for a game I just play every once in a while for an hour or two.
@The_Pixel_King Exactly what I was thinking.
@Pditty1980 2 and 3 don't really seem like reasons to buy physical tbh - you can get a 10% discount on a digital pre-order of ME Legendary if you have an EA play subscription (a month of EA play doesn't cost a lot but arguably it does eat into your discount a little - but on the other hand it does give you a month to play some of the decent games in the EA play catalogue, I did this with Jedi Fallen Order as I'm sure many others did back when they were offering a month for £1) - and you're not forced to save PS4 games onto the SSD if they're digital.
On the other hand, if you wanted to you could sell on your physical version (as long as they're including all games on the disc and not merely a download code) so there's that advantage
“Even bigger in Europe”
That’s what she said
It would have made a lot more sense for them to sell it as a single product, but offer distinct downloads to help owners combat file size concerns.
It's a ps4 game so you can plug in a external hard drive to your ps5 to install and play it from! That's what Im going to do!
"I'm Commander Shepherd and this is my favorite space on the SSD."
@Jecht_Ultima Same here, a ton more storrage and can play it in 4k native 60 fps.
Ps4 pro it is then.definetly getting this for my ps4 pro.word up son
As a PS4 game I’m guessing it won’t leverage the advantages of the internal SSD anyway, so it’s finally time to plug an external drive into my PS5 rather than delete a couple of unfinished games.
First time for me with any Mass Effect game - can’t wait!
Not surprised with all the DLC included. It's a massive game because of the content.
Oh so still half the size of call of duty? I can deal with that LOL
More proof that PS5 hdd just isn´t enough.
Well worth it.
Not surprising, if we think about it, 3full games with pretty much all the DLCs, so was expecting it to be massive.
That's like .75 GB per hour of game-time; with that being said, very happy I invested in an external SSD.
@Oscarjpc plenty of space on the internal SSD. How many games do you play at the same time? Plus this can be played from an external so it uses zero space on the internal.
Give its 3 games it’s not too bad but they really do need to consider hard drive space now. Why do I need to install all three? Why do I need 20gb of languages I’m not going to use? Giving us options would be nice.
@Weebleman many. My boys still actively play bugsnax and both Spider-Man games despite them being platinumed, I’m currently playing control and wreckfest but who knows might occasionally pick up the odd game of worms. And that’s excluding the external PS4 games. Variety is the spice of life.
Well, it's 3 massive games, so I guess not too surprising. Why can't EU countries get language options, though!
@Robinsad that sounds bizarrely the same as my life at present. My boys playing the same as yours and im currently 3/4's through control and tickling wreckfest for a quick fix. I have a few others installed as well but still have almost 300 gig free.
Hope my comment didnt come across as a dig at you, wasnt intended if it did. I just honestly dont get the grumbles with the ssd size as i have always had in excess of 200 gig free.
Warzone is going to hit 300GB within the next year lol
@Pditty1980 I think I need to buy external ssd storage so I can play my ps4 games with fast loading time, ps4 games not only taking up ps5 main storage but "other storage" too.
@Zuljaras Doubt it. EA is not in the habit of releasing games with multiple disc and PS4 disc only hold 50 GB so imma go ahead and bet that it's one disc with a huge download attached. No codes or anything. Sort of like what Activision did with the Spyro collection.
nahh... I got my PS3 triology... hmmm... what the hell... 😂 If I decide to buy it, than definitely disc version.
@logash then it is better to wait for some unboxing videos and impressions:)
They may be using compression tools, though.
I had a few PS4 games back in the day that shipped on one disc, had a tiny patch, but overall space was about 60-65 gigs.
@Pditty1980 I didn’t realise that! So it’s only native PS5 games that have to be played directly from the systems internal SSD, and PS4 games can now be played from an external hard drive? That’s opened up a lot more space… for when I eventually find a PS5 to buy!
Tali in 4K? Worth it...
@TheRedComet Sure but no amount of compression is gonna get an 80+ GB game to fit on a 50 GB disc. Final Fantasy VII Remake is about the same size and it needed two disc. I guess we will find out soon enough though.
Time to request 3 months off work
@nessisonett yeah the ps5 storage situation is a joke, games like this will eat it for breakfast 😂😂😂
@BoldAndBrash just wait for a sale which is what I'm doing, I briefly played the 3rd game on ps3 I think? Such a long time ago
@wiiware do yourself a favor and buy a samsung 1TB qvo ssd and an external case for it that supports UASP (e.g. Sabrent Hard Drive Accessory Case Toolless 2.5 Inch SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure).
This is the cheapest way to get max performance of an ssd over usb. It will perform superbly on both ps4 pro (not on OG or slim ps4 though!) and ps5 (for ps4 games).
Cor blimey 21 giggos on foreign lingo!
Still less than Call of Duty
Am I correct in assuming that Blu Ray can hold up to 50gb?
If so, then Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will be on 3 Blu Ray discs.
Oh wait, this isn't a PS5 game? Backwards compat only? No wonder the Xbox version can hit 120 FPS. I was curious why that was the case but if there's no native PS5 version I can now see why.
No there is no native Ps5 or Xbox Series X version they are only releasing the game for the previous generation but those versions will (of course) be fully compatible with the newer systems!
@Pditty1980 That's cool and all but the way Sony handles backwards compatible games can come off as a little... lacking. Essentially just a glorified PS4 pro as opposed to M$ 's game boost thing. I hope that down the line we get a native PS5 version too, to harness the full extra power that the PS5 is capable of.
I'd like a ps5 version too but from what I have seen and heard so far, this ain't no half baked game!
But I admit, I never played any of the mass effect games before so Legendary Edition will be my first time experiencing these games so what do I know! 😀😀
@nessisonett I can tell my man doesn't play call of duty 😂
@TheDudeElDuderino I'm using orico enclosure on my ps5 2tb hdd, but that's only for backup. I'm still undecided whether to buy normal ssd with enclosure or samsung external ssd t5/t7, it seems sabrent doesn't sells their enclosure on my country.
@Xcess1ve That is honestly the reason I uninstalled Modern Warfare 😂
@Pditty1980 what does 3 have to do with digital vs physical edition?
@KnightRider1982 It would only be two but I'm betting it will be one blu ray with a big download.
Not much to be honest, it was just something that came to my mind when I was writing that comment!
Ah fair enough. Thought you knew something I didn’t lol
That's not much tbh considering there's 3 games included and it's 120GB on Steam.
@Pditty1980 I envy you. Mass Effect 2 in particular will be an amazing experience.
@wiiware if you don't mind spending 50% more, for a better performing solution, then samsung t7 seems to be the best way. Although, for that price, I would wait a bit longer and see Sony's list of supported nvme's because right now, for the price of T7 you can get a 1TB gen4 nvme (which should perform close to PS5's built in storage).
Totally agree with you. I guess everyone is different but I don't get either why they want to keep so many games installed. I must say I got well trained with my OG PS4 I still have and deleted games all the time to make space and PS5 SSD space is a nice improvement.
Also it seems new gen games are well compressed so it should get even better with dedicated ps5 games.
@nessisonett just get an external hard drive for ps4 games
@TheDudeElDuderino Yeah that's the problem now, if I buy normal sata ssd with enclosure, I don't know if it will have problems with ps5, samsung t5/t7 seems fine but it's more expensive, at that price I think it's better for me to wait for the official nvme solution. I have external hdd but I want ps5 fast loading time on ps4 games.
@JJ2 different strokes for different folks eh.
My PS4 titles are on am external but I have around 8 or nine games installed internally. Some stuff for my kids like fortnite, avengers (despite my protests, my youngest kid loves hulk. What can you do), the games i mentioned in another comment and then some other bits like maneater and astrobot. Plus 38 gig of 'other'.
Its not like im running on one game at a time and some of those titles are pretty hefty. I still have 245 gig free.
Bit annoying that I need to download 20GBs for languages I don't understand.
This will massively affect my storage.
I'm assuming that some are on data plans and considering the massive sizes of some of these games they'd prefer not to have to uninstall and then spend data to install that massive game again should they feel like playing it for whatever reason.
Day 1 patches should be banned
@Weebleman I’m still ok at the moment space wise but can’t imagine will be for long. As a family machine we all tend to have different games on the go and personally I like to have a couple of games for if I have a large amount of time (final fantasy etc) and stuff for if I only have time for a quick blast (control is working pretty good for that). My point is everyone’s situation is different, just because some finish one game and move on to the next, not everyone does and in comparison to game size the ssd is pretty small.
Guess I'll be getting an external SSD. My PS5 is just about full between AC Valhalla, Returnal, RE8, Spider Man and Call of Duty Cold War Zone.
Good news, I got my phyical preorder early and I can confirm that there's no redeem codes with the game, (apart from updates and patches) it comes complete on 2 blurays!!
@Pditty1980 Nice! Thank you!
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