Just last week we saw 343 Industries announcing that the latest installment in the Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, has gone gold. With a little more than two weeks until the official release, and trailers that only make the wait harder, some fans of the series may have to do some storage management, in order to make space for a game that has rather hefty storage requirements.
If we look at Microsoft's listing of the game on its website, it says that Halo 5: Guardians will require some 46.19 GB of storage for installation. However, someone has apparently gotten their hands on a boxed copy of the game already, which states that it will require as much as 60 GB, which is quite a bit more than what the Redmond company specifies on its website. Images of the box were obtained via NeoGAF, you can see the relevant text in the snippet below:
It is speculated that the discrepancy is due to a large incoming day one patch, and even that Microsoft may want to play it safe and overestimated the storage requirements. Whichever the case may be, if you're one of the many of the Xbox One owners out there who do not have the 1TB version of the console, and are looking to play Halo 5: Guardians, you might want to make sure you have enough free storage before October 27.
For those of you who are hardcore fans of the Halo franchise and are looking for the Limited Collector's Edition of the game, do know that you can choose between the digital download and the physical copy, and you can read more about it here.