With the official announcement of Mortal Kombat 1, things are no doubt starting to get real for fanatical fighting game fans as we inch closer to that 19th September launch on PS5. If that's you, heads up, the next Mortal Kombat is a heavyweight, coming in at a muscular 100 GB, and that's before any additional Kombat Packs are added.
Of course, that's according to the game's Steam page. It's entirely possible we get a slimmer, streamlined release on console, sans the graphical options and textures not possible on PlayStation anyway. Considering the number of Kombat packs that came to Mortal Kombat 11, if you're going all in on this, Mortal Kombat 1 is likely going to make much of your SSD its home.
Are you surprised by Mortal Kombat 1's voluminous file size, or are such matters simply another irrelevant concern on the road to kompetitive glory? Let us know in the komments section below.
[source store.steampowered.com, via thegamer.com]
10 and 11 were good and all, but I don’t think I will ever be as excited for a new one of these as I was for 9 on PS3/360.
Well, so much for that SSD compression that was bragged about three years ago.
So far the only companies to really leverage it are first party Sony and Microsoft studios.
No one else takes advantage of the compression advantages the new consoles offer.
And Tango Gameworks. I’m still shocked that Ghostwire is below 19 gigs.
With the PS4, I liked having most of my games downloaded and ready to play, so I bought a 4TB external drive so I could do that.
With the PS5, I only keep a selection of local multiplayer games installed, and have gotten used to downloading single-player games one at a time, deleting them when I complete them. So I don’t feel the need to buy an SSD for it.
Of course it helps that the PS5 downloads games way faster than the PS4 did.
But with that said, Mortal Kombat would be a game that I would like to keep installed, but 100GB is a lot of space to take up.
its not like last of us 2 and forbidden west are small games
100gbs games will be the new norm
100 gb was one of the main reasons why I deleted mk11.
Guilty Gear Strive weights 16 gb and I don't bother myself with questions if I require additional space instead of it.
Most ps5 games use much better compression. If you compare the file sizes against the ps4 version they are a lot smaller in a lot of cases. Granted some companys utilise it a lot better than others but it is a lot better overall.
RIP my storage space.
Isn't MK11 one of those games where the download for any dlc is a couple of kb, suggesting that the whole game is already on the disc dlc and all.
Always wondered why they decided to write it kombat
One must have lived in a cave somewhere off the grid for the past few years to be surprised by 100GB games...
They're already at the limit of a bluray disk, I wonder how long will it take to make the jump to flash drives for physical releases... by the time PS6 launches in 2027-2028 would be my guess, if no one comes up with a better compression method in the meantime... Sony is already testing the market with drive-less consoles (PS5 Digital, and the upcoming PS5 with detachable drive), so that future is not far.
It’s imposible for me to even consider buying this game on day 1, since 9, 10 and 11 had a complete version with all the DLC, at a reduced price, mere months after release.
If it’s optimised correctly it’ll be much smaller on PS5. That’s always the question though isn’t it?
Many games are smaller on PS5 than elsewhere. Unfortunately it’s always down to the dev to optimise.
Thank god that the newer discs can hold over 100 gigs, Switch on the other hand I know is gonna end up being download only on the cart if they don't heavily compress it lol
Are we really going to get an article about this every time? This has been happening for nearly every big AAA game, it is what it is. People want big and beautiful looking games. If you don’t want to download a big file then just stick to indie games and problem solved
Why are beat em ups becoming such SSD killers, I don't get it. I already found it ridiculous that KoF 15 takes around 75GB.
Star Wars 150GB..... I get the feeling they really want us to buy bigger SSDs with games unnecessary huge.
What's next? Uncharted 5 bigger than the internal PS5 SSD?
@Nintendo4Sonic How do you define beat ‘em ups? You just names a fighting game and action game as an example. Beat ‘em ups are games like Streets of Rage, River City Girls, Double Dragon, etc and all those titles are smaller files.
@KidRyan I don’t think you should be allowed to play MK1.😜
Not too surprising tbh, MK11 is at what, 80-90gb I think?
@KaijuKaiser yeah I know. But still games like Street Fighter are Beat Em Ups to me
@KaijuKaiser Personally I do appreciate the heads up on the file sizes just so I can prepare just in case I need to free up some storage space. Although I do agree that it is no longer a surprise that file sizes are topping 100GB fairly regularly these days.
@Wheatly The majority of games do this.
@lolwhatno presumably because it makes it a much easier trademark to defend
Can't be a hit on my SSD if I don't buy it LMAO
@OmegaStriver Came here to say exactly this
@OmegaStriver Agreed. Are the devs just being lazy as hell? Are they not aware Sony only allocates a laughably small SSD? I mean hell, I've added an extra 1TB SSD, but still... a game taking 10% of 1TB should be considered unacceptable.
@KaijuKaiser heh I've not seen fighting games called "beat 'em ups" since the 1980s.
@Dr-M Hilarious lol. Either way don't see myself paying full price, will wait for the inevitable Komplete Edition to be on sale for $20 new digitally in a few years.
Tin foil hat time. What if the reason compression has gotten so much worse is because these developers are getting kick backs from the SSD manufacturers. Being incentivized to keep compression minimal in order to get more people to buy more upgraded storage
Why is everyone using this title for Mortal Kombat? IGN literally said the same thing along with a few other sites. Is this copy and paste?
Can't believe I'm the first one here to say I thought the headline meant it was launching broken and will require a Day One patch, like most big budget triple A games these days. If people would stop buying them full price and broken, if everyone took the mentality of buying a game on sale for a third of the price and in a much more optimised state, maybe it would incentivise devs and publishers to release stuff working in the first place.
Will wait for this to be on sale only mode I play is story.
Patiently waiting for tekken though that’s the fighter I invest more time with.
Not surprised about the file size. 100GB is HUGE, but becoming the standard. But for that (nearly uncompressed) file size and fast memory, the load times should be nearly instantaneous. On PS5 at least.
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