35GB for a ninth-gen game: Microsoft Store reveals Resident Evil Village's surprisingly small file size
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An updated Microsoft Store listing indicates that Resident Evil Village is set to have surprisingly moderate storage requirements. According to the store listing, Resident Evil Village and the bundled Re: Verse multiplayer will come in roughly 50 GB. Resident Evil Village alone takes up just 35 GB of space. Meanwhile, the PS5 version of the game seems to clock in at an even smaller 27 GB.
This makes Resident Evil: Village a surprisingly compact title even by eighth-generation standards, let alone ninth-gen titles. To put this into perspective, Bloober Team's The Medium, a limited fixed camera angle horror title, requires 55 GB of storage space. Expansive eighth-gen open world games like Red Dead Redemption 2 take up far more space.
It's interesting to note here that recent Resident Evil games have been quite small in terms of file size - Resident Evil 7, and the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes all clocked in at under 30 GB. This doesn't necessarily translate into smaller game experiences or or lower-quality assets, however: the recent ray-tracing trailer for Resident Evil: Village was stunning, showcasing a clear generational leap in graphics fidelity.