We are all attracted by the idea of being able to exploit the graphics with 4K resolution and HDR support that for some games promises the Xbox One X. This improvement in the image entails, however, a consideration and that requires the installation of the respective patch that launches the developer of the game .
In this sense comes a further concern regarding the storage capacity of the console and is that although the size of the patches will not be exaggerated, if they occupy a space greater than conventional updates. A very valuable space on the hard drive that will be subtracted to install games and that has led Albert Penello, marketing director of Xbox, to recommend users of the Xbox One X to be done with external hard drive.
The problem of space is there even though the console has an internal hard drive of 1 TB . A capability that could "fly" in the event that developers released patches to make the games work with a supposed 4K resolution or that included different graphic improvements.
Thus, in an interview for Game Informer, Albert Penello wanted to reassure the owners of the new console by ensuring that they work to prevent the size of the patches is a problem :
"We know that the 4K patches are large, with an average size that is one third more than what is required to play in 1080p. the downloads in console and in the same way create a series of tools for developers that allow to divide the delivery of those patches, especially packages of language or content of that type, that generally result in a great download. "
s statements that however were overshadowed by the fact that then the same Penello made a recommendation to users to have an external hard drive and this despite noticing just before, that they were working on to solve the problem of the size of the downloads:
"I want to point out the advisability of using an external hard drive. Although the storage units could be changed on the Xbox 360, there are people who do not want to open their consoles. So the best thing is to have an external hard drive, easy to find in the market, as is the case of a 4 TB model that I have seen for $ 110, in which to store content. "
It is clear with these statements that although right now space is not a problem, it is a matter of time that patch updates, digital game downloads and DLCs, all with support for playing 4K UHD, end up devouring the storage capacity of an Xbox One X that may have been too short. that case in seeing a model with a larger hard drive .
Source | Game Informer
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