The blockbuster game ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ seems to be gorging more on our hard drive space than the Russian forces it is supposed to kill. With over 200 GB drive space in custody, this all blood and gore controversial game developed by Infinity Ward is reminiscent of a group of zombies chasing Brad Pitt and his friends in World War Z.
The makers of the game have taken cognizance of the speed issues associated with the game and attributed it to a number of factors including ever-growing content. The install image has grown over 100 times in size since its launch in 2012. Then there are more than 1000 mods, over 500 weapons, and 28 quests now that just can’t fit on a player’s SSD.
According to a recent update, the makers of the game have introduced a new technology that will help the game run on your systems like Usain Bolt and occupy less space. This technology will free up the drive space in a phased manner–starting from 6.6GB to eventually 15 GB and, probably, more.
“The technology we’re using is called Oodle Texture and we’re extremely pleased with the savings we’re getting: our files are roughly half the size on disk and the visual differences are negligible,” the update read.
However, the announcement comes with a bit of a catch. The Warfare fans are required to download remastered content to experience the magic in speed.
“We’re going to free up 6.6GB of space but in fact the real number will be much larger than that: we’re probably going to free up at least 15GB by the time we’re done. To reduce the pain for people updating we’re going to break these remaster updates into three parts spread out over the rest of 2020. We’re also taking advantage of these ‘mini-remasters’ to make quality and performance optimizations to formats we haven’t touched since we launched (back when DirectX 9 was our only supported renderer!),” explained the studio.
The update has been divided into three phases. The makers will dish out the first update sometime next week.