Ghost Games recently released a new trailer for Need for Speed Payback that gives players a glimpse into the game’s plot.
The page shows the “approximate download size” to be 17.81 GB. Although not really small, it’s definitely not as hefty as most games require nowadays. Project Cars 2 for example shows its approximate download size to be 43.51 GB, more than double compared to Payback’s. Forza Horizon 3 shows up to 55.04 GB, while DiRT 4 shows 32.86 GB. The closest would be last year’s Assetto Corsa at 19.55 GB, which is nothing compared to the 100 GB requirement for Forza Motorsport 7’s Xbox One X version.
The small file size leaves a lot to think about, especially with the game supposedly being an HD open world racing sim, complete with a story mode and fully voiced cutscenes. One factor that may have helped keep the file size down is the game’s setting — Las Vegas. This means that much of the background will be filled with desert textures which presumably shouldn’t require too much space compared to more colorful urban backdrops in other games.
File sizes for the PC and PS4 version have not been confirmed yet, but they will most likely be really close to the Xbox One version. The PC system requirements released earlier this month did list a hard drive space requirement of 30 GB, but that number most likely included a lot of allowance.
Need for Speed Payback hits PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 10 November.
Need for Speed Payback’s new story trailer reveals “The Crew” and their plot to take revenge on Fortune Valley’s underworld kingpins – “The House”.