Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond requires more than 177 GB of storage – Polygon


Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the first completely virtual reality experience in franchise history, needs an extremely powerful gaming PC. Systems specifications, which were launched on Monday, are greater even than Valves Half-Life: Alyx and consist of an Nvidia GTX 2080 graphics card and at least 177 GB of storage.

According to the reviewers guide that accompanied last weeks press sneak peek event, Above and Beyond likewise needs even more area for the initial installation. More than 340 GB of storage is needed to download, unload, and set up the video game files. The designer tells Polygon that owners wont need to keep that much totally free space once the game is at first set up, since future updates wont be nearly that large.

The full minimum system requirements are as follows:

Mondays announcement continues a pattern of ever increasing game sizes. It began in 2018 with the statement that Red Dead Redemption 2 would need 99 GB of area to set up on PC and consoles. Developers and publishers have gone to excellent lengths to lower these install sizes, including Epic Games, which just recently shrunk the size of the wildly popular Fortnite.

Intel i7 9700K (or comparable AMD).
Nvidia GTX 2080 or greater.
340+ GB of area to unpack/install; 170 GB once installed; SSD or NVMe suggested.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond launches Dec. 11 for Oculus VR and on Steam, where it will be compatible with other headsets. The final product consists of a full single-player project, multiplayer modes, and a gallery of historic documentaries.

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