Considering that Gears of War 4 is only around 20 days away, players are starting to get antsy about the Gears of War 4 pre-load, where they can download the game ahead of time (if they’ve pre-ordered it) in order to keep from having to wait on the release date while the game downloads. The question has gotten even more relevant now that the game has gone gold. The good news is that it won’t be long and you will be able to pre-load it very soon.
Gears of War 4 has already gotten a large amount of press through a number of trailers, gameplay displays (particularly the Horde Mode debut at PAX West), and Game Informer’s expose back at the beginning of this year, but with it coming closer and closer, anticipation is building. The Xbox hasn’t seen a new entry in one of its biggest properties in several years, even after the Gears of War Ultimate Edition came out.
Gears of War 4, as one of the newest games coming out on the market recently, are likely going to take up a good bit of hard drive space too. On PC alone, the game is going to be around 80 gigabytes. The Xbox One version of the game has a smaller size, but we don’t have the exact number that you’ll be seeing.
Considering all of the amazing visuals that we’ve seen throughout the various preview videos we’ve seen in the game, the Gears of War 4 pre-load being so big may be because of the game’s impressive visuals and gameplay, though we don’t know anything else about the game, like how long the campaign is or how expansive the multiplayer is.
The difference between the memory that you’ll be taking up if you use the Gears of War 4 pre-load opportunity is likely due to the increased number of graphic options that will be available on the PC, especially with the better processing power and technology that the PC has even over the Xbox One and Xbox One S.