Those who bought Titanfall on PC found that the installation is an impressive 48GB, 35GB of which turns out to be audio related. In comparison, the Xbox One version of the game is approximately 17GB. The reason for this is to do with making Titanfall accessible to those with lower end machines. By removing the requirement of the machine to uncompress the audio as usual, running the audio uncompressed from the start allows more of the machines resources to do other things to keep the game running smoothly on the lower end specs.
“Yeah, basically when you download the game or the disc itself, it’s a lot smaller than that,” Baker replied when asked about the PC version’s 48GB install.
“We have audio we either download or install from the disc, then we uncompress it. We probably could have had audio decompress off disc but we were a little worried about min spec and the fact that a two-core machine would dedicate a huge chunk of one core to just decompressing audio.
“So… it’s almost all audio… On a higher PC it wouldn’t be an issue. On a medium or moderate PC, it wouldn’t be an issue, it’s that on a two-core [machine] with where our min spec is, we couldn’t dedicate those resources to audio.”
The PC requirements according to Respawn are:
- OS: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit
- CPU: AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
- RAM: At least 4 GB
- HARD DRIVE: At least 50GB of free space
- VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 4770 with 512MB RAM or better / Nvidia GeForce 8800GT with 512MB RAM or better
- DirectX: DirectX 11
- INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Gamepad
- ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: 512kbps down and 384kbps up or faster Internet connection