The Call of Duty franchise isn’t exactly known for being low on storage space. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare consumed along with Warzone around 200 GB, even at the launch Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War about 133 or 136 GB for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
All the more astonishing was the news that Call of Duty: Vanguard according to an entry in the Microsoft Store only 95 GB should take. However, it is unclear whether all content packs are included here, because the game takes up a size of 175 GB on Xbox One. But as Activision now explains, the entire game at launch could be smaller than expected.
CoD Vanguard is smaller on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S
Activision explains on Twitter via the official Call of Duty account that there is a reason why the game will be much smaller than all previous titles on both PS5 and Xbox Series X / S:
Link to Twitter content
How can that be? The reason for this is a new streaming technology for on-demand textures. This should save 30 to over 50% of the other hard disk space that is otherwise required on PS and Xbox consoles.
What is on-demand texture streaming? With this technology, the game does not fall back on its own assets that are built into the game. Since you’re playing in online mode anyway, Vanguard uses your internet bandwidth to stream the textures.
The technique is mainly used for high-resolution textures that are not used by all players. This means that these do not have to be installed on your console from the start and can simply be streamed if necessary.
Little hope for PS4 and Xbox One
But the savings are unlikely to apply to Xbox One and PS4, as Activision does not name these platforms. Thus, the end of the game must really count on at least 175 GB, which is due at least on Xbox One. The Xbox Series X / S version would actually have saved around 55% of storage space in this case.
However, the lower consumption of storage space does not mean that we should not expect large update packages for Call of Duty Vanguard in the future. The predecessor parts were partly supplied with huge giant updates after the launch. That has especially at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare made big headlines.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will be out in about a week. With the following trailer you can get in the mood for the approaching launch:
Call of Duty Vanguard – The launch trailer sets the mood for the release
You can find more news about Call of Duty: Vanguard on GamePro:
On time on the battlefield
Goes on November 5, 2021 Call of Duty: Vanguard on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. The start time is at 12:00 midnight. However, there should only be a few GamePro readers among the starting players, because in one opinion poll have you already made it clear that you are more interested in the upcoming shooter Halo: Infinite and Battlefield 2042 is happy.
How much storage space could you miss out on Call of Duty: Vanguard?