We’re still more than a month out from the release of the highly-antipated Fallout 4, and the folks at Bethesda have been almost frustratingly tight lipped about the game. Sure, we’ve gotten a peak at the super customizable character creation and have learned a little bit about the new features — including building your own settlements and having more meaningful interactions with her companions — but I know I’m not the only one chomping at the bit to know more. Details have been trickling through the news cycle leading up to the game’s release and today we’ve learned a seemingly trivial fact that actually speaks volumes about the game — the Xbox file size.

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Tech Times reports that the product page for the Xbox version of the game has been updated to include the total file size for the game — a whopping 28.12 GB. You might be curious as to what this can mean for the game. Well, look at it this way. The two previous Fallout titles both clocked in at under 6 GB and another title from Bethesda’s other major hit, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is only 3.68 GB. Skyrim has over 300 hours of playable game time, so we can only imagine what a game that is nearly 10 times the file size has in store for us.

No word yet on the file sizes for PS4 or PC, but most likely they’ll be just as big. We already assumed that this Fallout game would be the biggest and most immersive yet, and the huge file is another indicator of that.

Fallout 4 will be available November 10 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

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