The PC version of developer Rockstar Games’ upcoming installment of the Max Payne series will take up 35GB of free space on on your hard drive when it launches on May 29, according to system requirements released today. To put this in perspective, I looked up the hard drive needs of a few other big releases to see how they compare.
Both id Software’s first-person shooter Rage and the latest version of the online role-playing game World of Warcraft demand a hefty 25GB of free space. World of Warcraft developer Blizzard’s other big property, Diablo III, will need a comparatively modest 12GB of room when it comes out on May 15.
Exploring a meticulously recreated digital version of 1947 Los Angeles took up 16GB in last year’s L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s most recent foray into PC gaming, and the entry fee for exploring the similarly sprawling Liberty City in 2008′s Grand Theft Auto IV was 18GB.
Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, arguably the biggest game of last year, boasts a game map covering approximately 14 square miles and populated with hundreds of characters offering infinite quests. It requires 6GB of hard drive space.
So basically, Max Payne 3 is like six Skyrims.