CD Projekt Red On Cyberpunk 2077’s File Size: ‘It Won’t Take Up 200GB When Installed’

CD Projekt Red On Cyberpunk 2077’s File Size: ‘It Won’t Take Up 200GB When Installed’
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Earlier this week, Nividia unveiled its newest PC graphics cards, and Cyberpunk 2077 was shown in a screenshot detailing games that are 200GB. Naturally, this sparked concern that CD Projekt Red‘s latest would eat up a ton of hard drive space, but according to CDPR’s global community lead, the game’s file size will be more on par with modern titles.

Here’s what CD Projekt Red’s community lead, Marcin Momot, said regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s file size:

“While the [Cyberpunk 2077] system requirements are not out yet (they are coming soon, though!), I wanted to address this topic from Reddit. The game won’t take up 200GB when installed. You can expect the required HDD space to be on par with other modern titles.”

If Cyberpunk 2077’s install requirements are, in fact, going to be on par with other modern titles, then its file size will likely be between 75-100GB. Of course, the game will be bigger than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which required around 50GB on consoles.

Back in August, Miles Tost, who is the game’s senior level designer, told Netrunner 2077 that Cyberpunk will be a much deeper RPG experience than The Witcher 3, which is quite a bold statement.

“I think people tend to forget that Cyberpunk 2077 is an RPG first and foremost,” said CD Projekt Red’s senior level designer. “So customization and equipment choices, making choices in the skills you have, the talents, how your character looks, how you choose dialogue, it’s the center stage of this experience. I think some people look at this game and think ‘Oh man, it’s first-person and has guns! It’s a shooter,’ and that’s a very surface-level assessment. I think in many ways, it’s a much, much deeper role-playing experience than The Witcher 3.”

Recently, CD Projekt Red dropped a ton of information regarding their upcoming open-world, first-person RPG via their Night City Wire stream, including the different origin stories for the game’s customizable protagonist.

  • Street Kid – V will be from the Heywood district, and his/her childhood memories include: “robbing buildings, running away from badges, and the taste of blood from a split lip.” With this backstory, V will come from a place where everyone is constantly fighting for a “slice of the street.”
  • Nomad – The Nomad backstory is a more peaceful upbringing for V, as the game’s main protagonist spends their formative years in a rural location, before ultimately deciding to move towards Night City because his/her family is “in pieces.” In the game, Nomads have a powerful hunger for freedom and are willing to do whatever it takes to find it.
  • Corpo – V will begin his or her journey as a corporate employee, where they’re working under Saburo Arasaka, who is 158 years old and is described as being megalomaniacal and obsessed. The Corpo boss also says that he hates America, and says that his duty is to elevate Japan to its former glory. With this backstory, V is, or was, responsible for keeping Arasaka in power.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to be released for current-gen consoles and PC on November 19, with a full-blown next-gen version scheduled to be released sometime next year.