In a recent interview, GameStop’s Chief Customer Officer, Frank Hamlin, said he was excited about Sony and Microsoft’s decision to mount the disc players on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This decision will allow traditional retailers to continue to sell games in physical format.
Taking its cue from this, the executive also had the opportunity to discuss the size of the games, which in recent years has grown out of all proportion. Cyberpunk 2077, due out in April, will weigh more than 80GB, while the recent Red Dead Redemption 2 has broken through the 100 GB wall. According to Hamlin, a game like Rockstar’s, with the kind of 8K graphics that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett could offer, would weigh 400 GB! An incredible size, due to the high resolution of assets and textures, which would surely cause some headaches to the retail sales chain.
A suggestive hypothesis, no doubt about it. In any case, we doubt that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will really be able to guarantee 8K gaming for all titles. Although this opportunity will be supported, in all probability it will be reserved only for smaller productions, almost certainly not for the more ambitious triple-A in technical terms. This is probably why we will have to wait for a further generation. Before saying goodbye, we also wish to specify that Red Dead Redemption 2 has not yet been confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. To tell the truth, it has not even been announced for PC, although the technical specifications have already been leaked.