Being A VR Game, Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond Asks For A Heavy 170 GB+ Space Requirement


Posted on December 8, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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In the past week or so, details on the highly-anticipated revival that is Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond continued to be issued through trailers and discussions with the development team. Excitingly, the developer shared through a trailer that the popular World War II shooter will ship with multiplayer matchmaking for virtual reality headsets. However, the game is currently bounded to PC-oriented Oculus devices.

So newer headsets such as the Oculus Quest line will be exempt from dedicated support at launch. That does not disregard compatibility via Oculus Link, but the headset cannot play the game solely by itself. However, Respawn Entertainment clarifies that the team plans to bring a version for Oculus Quest 2 specifically, but it is not a definite promise.

Now in a new report from Polygon, the publications issues that the game will ask for roughly 177 GB to play. Upon receiving the reviewer’s guide for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the game asks that the user is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 2080 at minimum and ready at least 340+ GB upon installing.

You can read the full system requirements in the list below:

Intel i7 9700K (or comparable AMD)
16 GB DDR4 RAM
Nvidia GTX 2080 or higher
340+ GB of space to unpack/install; 170 GB once installed; SSD or NVMe recommended

To some degree, it is understandable as to why a AAA title would ask for so much in its space requirements. But this being a VR title, it is pretty outrageous seeing how most titles respectively are nothing to this proportion. Despite the merit earned by Respawn Entertainment rightfully, this is not excusable asking for 300 GB roughly for a VR title.

This even surmounts what is asked for Half-Life: Alyx which is fairly steep requests for a VR game and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as a traditional PC/console release. Hopefully in post-launch the team can conjure a remedy to reduce the size asked or even a full on patch coming the Oculus Quest port if that ever arrives.

Are you surprised by the amount of space needed for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond?

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is scheduled to release for Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest, and Oculus Quest 2 on December 11, 2020.

Source: Polygon

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