‘Rare Replay’ Is A Big Game

If you don’t already have an external hard drive for your Xbox One, it might be time to upgrade!

When Microsoft revealed Rare Replay last June nostalgic gamers cheered in unison at the thought of the jam-packed 30 game collection. After today’s announcement that the game will require roughly 50 gigabytes of storage, some of those cheers might turn to tears. This discovery came to surprise many gamers because the digital Xbox Store displays the game at just over 11 gigs of storage required. As the story unfolds, however, it seems that all the Xbox 360 games in the bundle (Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Viva Piñata, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo) will all be downloaded separately after the bulked 11 gigs of classics download. Luckily, it’s been noted that if you have no interest in downloading all the 360 games at once, you can always cancel the instillation and download them individually at your leisure.

Don't worry, you don't have to download the abomination that is Nuts & Bolts
Don’t worry, you don’t have to download the abomination that is Nuts & Bolts.

Surely a big download shouldn’t stop you from enjoying one of the best gaming deals in recent memory, so here are some options for gamers with nearly full hard drives:

  • Delete old games that you aren’t playing! Remember how great Wolfenstein: The New Order was? Me too, but hey you’ve already beaten the story, so why not uninstall it?
  • For those of us with pesky data caps, the better option is to invest in an external so you never have to worry about reinstalling games. Externals can get pretty expensive, so here’s a quick round up of great deals you can take advantage of now:

If you’re unsure how to setup an external hard drive on your Xbox One, check out this nifty video! Be sure to start at the 0:45 second mark to only hear about how to set up your drive!

Rare Replay is coming to Xbox One on August 4th, so don’t wait to much longer if you plan on upgrading!

What games in the collection are you most excited for? Are there any games you don’t plan on installing (looking at you, Nuts & Bolts)! Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments or on Twitter!

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