As the highly anticipated fighting game, Mortal Kombat 1, draws near, gamers are in for a shock when it comes to the game’s install size. The revelation of the game’s storage requirements has raised eyebrows, making players prepare for the inevitable strain on their internal storage. Here’s what you need to know:
Prepare for a Space Crunch
Mortal Kombat 1 is set to deliver brutal combat, but before you dive into the action, be ready for some blood, sweat, and storage space. The game’s install size has been unveiled, and it’s a whopping 140GB, at least for Xbox Series X|S users.
Impact on Xbox Series X|S Storage
Considering that the Xbox Series X|S comes equipped with a 1TB SSD, of which approximately 802GB is usable after factoring in the operating system and other essential installations, Mortal Kombat 1’s colossal size translates to approximately 17.4% of the Xbox Series X’s internal drive. If the PlayStation 5 has a similar install size, it would consume roughly 21% of the available storage, and that’s just for the base game, excluding any future downloadable content.
A Comparative Look at Mortal Kombat 11
To put this in perspective, let’s compare it to Mortal Kombat 11. When I attempted to install Mortal Kombat 11, including the 4K story content and Aftermath story, along with all DLC fighters on my Xbox Series X, the console indicated an installation size of 91GB. This makes Mortal Kombat 1’s initial install over 50GB larger than MK11’s base game, which sits at 48.8GB without additional content.
Customizable Install Options
It’s essential to note that the 140GB install size encompasses all the base game content available at launch. However, Mortal Kombat 1 offers users the flexibility to uninstall specific components of the game, such as the story mode, Invasions, and 4K assets, depending on their needs. By removing Story mode and Invasions, you can free up over 25GB of storage space within the game.
Series S Version Considerations
For those with the Series S console, Mortal Kombat 1’s install size is slightly smaller, at about 101GB, due to the absence of 4K content. Nevertheless, this still occupies over 27% of the usable storage on the standard Series S model. Players may need to make thoughtful choices about which games to retain on their console.
The Growing Trend of Large Game Sizes
Mortal Kombat 1 is just the latest entry in a growing list of games with substantial install sizes. As the gaming industry transitions to solid-state drives, an essential component in both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles, gamers face a dilemma. They must decide whether to begin a game installation spree or invest in faster storage solutions to accommodate the increasing number of games that essentially require SSDs.
What are your thoughts on Mortal Kombat 1’s colossal install size? Are you reconsidering your decision to get the game, or are you making room for this heavyweight contender? Share your thoughts in the comments and on our social media channels!