The install size of the upcoming game "Fallout 4" from development studio Bethesda has been revealed.
In addition, an executive from the company assured gamers that future content updates for the game will not be platform-exclusive.
According to the game's product information listed on the Xbox Store, "Fallout 4" will have a file size of 28.12GB. As pointed out by Cinema Blend, this is a relatively manageable size especially in today's gaming standards. Other triple-A titles such as "Grand Theft Auto V" for the PC require gamers to have at least 60GB of free space just to install them.
The size difference, however, does not automatically mean that "Fallout 4" will be lacking in certain areas compared to other games with massive install sizes. It could simply mean that the game will not have as much dialogue from non-playable characters as other games or Bethesda might have found a practical way to compress its size without compromising its visual quality and content.
As for what other surprises gamers can expect in the upcoming game, Pete Hines, the marketing executive for Bethesda, confirmed via Twitter that all Fallout 4 players, regardless of their preferred platforms, will be treated fairly when it comes to DLC releases, Destructoid reported.
Over the past couple of years, this has become a common issue among gamers and companies because through certain deals, some consoles receive DLCs and other content updates before rival platforms.
For example, after Microsoft purchased "Minecraft" maker Mojang, a lot of its content updates first came out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 a couple of months before arriving for Sony's PlayStation consoles.
But, as noted by Hines, "Fallout 4" gamers don't have to worry about this since Bethesda has not entered any exclusive deal with major console manufacturers.
"We aren't doing a DLC exclusive with anyone," the executive tweeted in response to a user's question.
Although the content of the future DLCs for the game are still unconfirmed, Bethesda will offer a Season Pass deal to gamers that will automatically grant them access to all major updates that will be released. The studio noted that the bundle will be similar to what it did for its other games, Gamespot has learned.
"Since we are still hard at work on the game, we don't know what the actual DLC will be yet, but it will start coming early next year," Bethesda wrote on its website. "Based on what we did for 'Oblivion,' 'Fallout 3' and 'Skyrim,' we know that it will be worth at least $40, and if we do more, you'll get it all with the Season Pass."
"Fallout 4" is set to arrive on November 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows platforms.