And no, I'm not talking in terms of popularity or potential quality.
There's a new Gears of War coming out this year, which most people have heard at some point or another. But what you probably didn't hear is just how massive the game's footprint will be on your hard drive.
No, seriously, it's enormous.
Yup. You read that right. A minimum install of 70GB, but probably closer to 80GB.
That's a massive game by any platform's standards. Oh and by the way, if you install the Gears of War collection along with that, you'll need another 32GB of space.
The Battlefield Bundle on PS4, by comparison, is 78.1 GB. But that's not a single game — it's a pack including Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline, two blockbuster shooters in one. The Halo: Master Chief Collection, meanwhile, was 65GB — and that included a 20GB day one patch to boot. But that's four games in one, not a single title.
Here's hoping Microsoft compresses the hell out of the new Gears of War. Either that or the NBN rollout kicks on really fast. Who wants to lay a bet on the first 100GB game — at least one that's not basically downloading half the planet from Google Maps, like Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane 9?