Warzone dev says game is losing players over “insane” download sizes | Ars Technica
Asked about the possibility of adding the original Verdansk map to cycle alongside the game’s current Caldera map, Bridge said, “We want that. We all want that,” before addressing the “technical problem” that makes it difficult: “The install and re-install sizes are fucking insane, right? If we pulled out Caldera and say we’re gonna drop in Verdansk, this could be essentially re-downloading, like, the size of Warzone,” he said.
“And every time we’ve done that, we lose players,” Bridge continued. “Because you’re kind of like, ’I don’t want to re-download that,’ [so you] uninstall. I think you can’t fit anything else but Warzone on a base PS4.”
Bridge is exaggerating, but only a little. Activision says you need a whopping 175GB of hard drive space on PC for a Warzone install. On Xbox, the base download is listed at nearly 92GB, similar to the size on PlayStation systems. Adding Modern Warfare onto the Warzone package increases the total size to about 250GB on PC and 150GB on consoles.