STALKER 2 – Heart of Chernobyl: Up to 180 GB of storage space required?

STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is set to be released on April 28, 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X | S. So there is enough time to play through a few other titles and thus possibly create space on the hard drive. As it currently looks, the title will require a lot of storage space. According to the game’s pre-order page in the Xbo Store, the STALKER 2 will need around 180 GB for Xbox Series X | S. However, one does not seem to be entirely sure: The game’s detailed view is satisfied with “only” 150 GB. Since the memory size is given here as “approximate”, it could of course decrease a little before the release, which would be particularly advantageous for gamers on the Xbox Series S – after all, the console only has around 360 GB of usable hard disk space.

The title is also listed on Steam with a size of 150 GB, which of course still requires an enormous amount of space. In addition, the recommended system requirements are an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or an Intel Core i7-9700k, a Radeon RX 5799 XT or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and 16 GB of RAM.

STALKER 2 will be one of the first published titles to use the new Unreal Engine 5 – whether this is sufficient to explain the abundant needs and the rather demanding system requirements cannot yet be assessed. However, there are still a few months to go before the title is actually released, so some of this information is subject to change.

Incidentally, the game will also be immediately available for publication for all Xbox Game Pass members.

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