Titanfall has about 34 GB in uncompressed data, according to users on Reddit.

Gamers who've started getting the Xbox exclusive from developer Respawn have been complaining for a while that they aren't happy with the fact that the game takes about 50GB of space of hard disk space.

A screen shot from user 'Mr. Tea' shows that about 34 GB of the game's 50GB download files consist of nothing but uncompressed audio files.


Users have pointed out that this is because the game's developers have packed in files that offer audio support for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

Upon deeper observation, several players have said that the Origin client does not download 50GB of Titanfall game data, but instead downloads uncompressed files and unpacks them on the fly.

"I can confirm now that it definitely does not download 50GBs", said user Gone Gonzo on the EscapistMagazine forums.

"I started it barely 90 minutes ago and it's already 39GB/78% done. For the record, and as I said in my other post, I only have a 15mbps connection, so either I'm magically stealing bandwidth or Origin is downloading compressed files and unpacking them on the fly.

"You can see here that my real network use is staying at 17.6 mbps (2.2MB/s) while my HDD is getting much more and Origin is processing yet more", he said referring to the screen shot below.

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Digital Distribution and Data Caps

With every passing day, it is inevitable that games will get bigger and bigger in file size and the players who choose to get games through digital distribution will have to spend a lot of money to simply download a game that they already paid for. ISP's maintain stern data caps, making it expensive to download large amounts of content at high speeds.

Apart from incurring high data costs, gamers are also upset about the fact that they will have to wait for a long time for the download to complete.