Asgard’s Wrath is launching exclusively on Rift October 10th, so you know exactly how much time you’ll need to either clear out space on your SSD, or buy a new one for what appears to be one of, if not the largest game by file size to land on the Oculus Store.
According to its store listing, the Norse-themed combat-adventure is slated to take up 121.08 GB of space on your hard drive. As far as we can tell, this makes it the bulkiest game on the Oculus Store to date, with DiRT Rally 2.0 coming in at a hefty 81.92 GB and Marvel Powers United VR coming in at just under 56 GB.
Mike Doran, an executive producer at Oculus Studios, confirmed the file size in a reddit post, shedding some light on why its so massive:
It’s the textures. This game is huge.
I personally think it’s arguably the best looking VR game of all time, so far. Sanzaru’s artists have crafted some incredible looking levels. We find that people want to spend time in them just being there. For those folks it’s going to be an even longer game.
You guys will need to judge it for yourselves for sure. I’m really proud of it though.
Like Asgard’s Wrath, Marvel VR was created by Sanzuru Games in partnership with Oculus Studios, so that might explain some things. While high-resolution textures do take up a lot of space relatively speaking (the game admittedly does look pretty great to us), the game itself is slated to take the average player 30+ hours to complete.
For many users looking for full ‘AAA’ VR gaming experience, this is something of a Thor-sized godsend. You’ll of course need an equally epic monthly data cap and plenty of time to pre-load before it releases next month.
If you’re sorted for data but skint on C: drive space, follow these steps to reassign your primary game installation drive, courtesy of Oculus Support:
To install the Oculus app on a different system drive:
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command
- Enter the following path: [drive]:UsersUSERNAMEDownloadsOculusSetup.exe /drive=[new system drive]
– Replace [drive] with the letter of the drive where Oculus was downloaded to
– Replace [new system drive] with the letter of the new drive you’d like to install Oculus toEx: C:UsersUSERNAMEDownloadsOculusSetup.exe /drive=D or C:UsersUSERNAMEDownloadsOculusSetup.exe /drive:D
- Click OK
The Oculus app will then open and attempt to install the app on the new drive you’ve chosen.