The Last of Us: Part II’s File Size Isn’t As Monstrous As Feared

Still a big boy, though.

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The Last of Us 2

The Last of Us: Part II looks like an expansive game packed with a tonne of detail, a thirty-hour experience that looks like it might be pushing the old PlayStation 4 to its limit. With so many games now requiring 100GB of file size or more for install, The Last of Us: Part II was looking like another hard drive killer.

While the The Last of Us: Part II is certainly on the beefier side, it will “only” eat up 78.3 GB of space, though you will still likely need 100 GB of space and above overall for updates. This obviously does not count any day one patches.

The file size was discovered and posted to the game’s subreddit, which is effectively under quarantine following the massive leaks that revealed many of the major story beats.

The Last of Us Part 2

This number puts it significantly below the 175 GB Call of Duty: Modern Warfare boasts, as well as the 150 GB for Red Dead Redemption 2. It must be noted, though, that both of those games also have multiplayer components whereas The The Last of Us: Part II doesn’t — yet.

Still, 78.3 GB is a pretty huge figure all things considered. For comparison, The Last of Us Remastered will eat up 43.54 GB of space, though that also has multiplayer, and the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima “only” needs 50. With 4K becoming more and more popular as we move into the next generation of consoles, expect huge numbers like these to swell even more.

Until the next gen, we have The Last of Us: Part II to look forward to. It will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on June 19th following numerous delays.

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