Shadow of War is 53% bigger on PC than PS4

The massive open-world orc-slaying sequel carries some serious data allocation on PC.

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According to IGN editor Dan Stapleton, Middle-earth: Shadow of War clocks in at a huge 97.7GB on PC, which is over 50% bigger than the PS4 version.

Shadow of War is 53% bigger on PC than PS4 |

Monolith Productions has been crafting Shadow of War for a few years now, and it's meant to be an epic, sprawling open-world experience with enough content to keep you busy for months. In fact, the team hopes gamers will be playing Shadow of War "for years". Open world games are huge, there's no doubt about that, and the data needed for these massive titles often comes with a colossal weight on our hard drives. Shadow of War is no different, and according to recent info from an IGN editor, the game will weigh in at 97.7GB on PC, which is 53% bigger than the PlayStation 4 Pro's 63.93GB install size.

So why is the PC version so much bigger? In a word: textures. The PC version comes with a ton of native 4K textures to ensure gamers with high-end rigs can experience top-tier fidelity. I have no doubt the Xbox One X flavor of Shadow of War will clock in somewhere near this size too, especially since the game uses native 4K textures on the new Xbox.

The game drops tomorrow so if you plan on grabbing it on PC, be sure to clear out some space and prepare your schedule for a mighty download on Steam.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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