Sony UK boss, Fergal Gara, has revealed that Guerrilla Games’ Killzone: Shadow Fall on the PS4 is around 50GB in size, but it working on “big innovations” to make games like this easier to download. The PS4 makes use of “Play as you Download” functionality, meaning you can start playing the game without having to download the entire game first.
“There are big innovations in the PS4 to make it more attractive and more easy gamer wise to want to download,” said Gara in an interview with Eurogamer. “The Play as you Download functionality, for example, means you don’t need the whole file before you go.”
“This is a little bit counterbalanced by the fact the files themselves are getting bloody big. Killzone: Shadow Fall is an uber file – I think it’s cracking on for 50GB. It looks it, too, when you see it.”
The interview also reveals that Guerrilla Games are working on a new IP. “As a studio we do want to branch out, and we have started work on a new IP, something completely different to Killzone. I don’t want to say anything about it right now, but as a studio we do want to keep it fresh,” explained lead designer Eric Boltjes.