If you’re picking up the physical version of the anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor this week you’ll need to download some hefty game files before you can jump into the gameplay. According to Reddit, a user who managed to take a picture of a physical disc version of the game says that on the box there’s a clear indication of a “download required”.
This doesn’t come as a surprise. The digital version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor comes in at around 150GB. This means when you start pre-loading the game later this week, you’ll need exactly 147GB of storage on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S to download it.
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150GB is a lot larger than standard and dual-layer Blu-Ray discs so the only way around this is to have users download the rest of the game from the internet.
As it stands, the PS5, Xbox Series X and PC version of the game is currently 147GB big. However, the Xbox Series S version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is only 44GB. This means the extra 100GB of storage is used for the 4K textures which the Xbox Series S doesn’t use.
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At the moment, we don’t know whether or not the physical version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is unplayable without the download. Other games that followed the same “required download” approach such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, included a 72MB file on the disc. This file included the license and kicked off the 100GB download.
We will have to wait and see whether or not Star Wars Jedi: Survivor follows the same route. In South Africa, we don’t know if gamers will still be able to purchase the physical version yet. This is after Electronic Arts terminated its distribution contract with Prima Interactive. As a result, ZAMZAM has taken over physical game launches. We have reached out to Zamzam to find out whether or not the game will make its street date.