PlayStation 5 has an 825 GB SSD, although the installation of the operating system leaves a space of 667 GB available. Many gamers thought that this size would be inconvenient to keep multiple games installed on the console, but Sony explained that in the current generation the size would be more controlled thanks to two advantages: data compression systems and the speed of the PS5 unit, where it would not be necessary to repeat information for faster access. One of the most drastic examples is that of Subnautica, which on PS5 occupies 30% than on PS4.
When Subnautica It was released on PS4 in 2018, its size was between 6 and 7 GB, but over time it received more updates that have caused it to currently occupy about 14 GB, a size that within the usual releases is not too large – many titles already pass of the 100 GB-. Now, and taking advantage of the output of Subnautica: Below Zero, Subnautica has received a specific version for PS5 with performance improvements -60 fps mode or 4K resolution-. What has attracted the most attention is the significant reduction in size: on PS5 it weighs 3.5 GB and includes all post-release content from the original and its patches, so it is unlikely to receive any further updates.
This difference is not always that great, and so for example Twisted Voxel believes that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PS5 it could be around 100 GB of the original for the amount of scenes pre-recorded at high resolution, but we may see many other examples of versions on PS5 with a smaller installation than on PS4, even with higher quality textures and sound.
Subnautica: Below Zero is now available
Subnautica: Below Zero, a standalone episode of Subnautica, is already on sale on consoles and PC. Offers a survival experience similar to SubnauticaAlthough the firm ground brings its own dangers in the form of freezing temperatures that will test our endurance in snowstorms. You can learn more with our analysis.