Spyro Reignited Trilogy was delayed from its initial September release date to November, but this hasn’t stopped the game from requiring a huge 42 GB before you can begin to play it.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy was originally set to release in September but it was soon discovered that a mandatory content download is required, as spotted on the box art. This led to Activision issuing a statement and then later delaying the game to November. Now that the game is out and copies are leaking everywhere, we have confirmation of the update size on Xbox One and PS4.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy retail copies are already being sold through some stores so both the Xbox One and PS4 version are available right now. Someone who had an early retail copy installed the disc to find out that it only had 36 GB installation on the disc. Before starting the game, it clearly prompts the user to install another 42 GB update.
Another user shows that if you pause the updates, it is not possible to play through every level in Spyro 2 and 3. The loading screens mention this as a warning also showing the percentage of the game installed to the hard disk.
So I cancelled the second update and oh pic.twitter.com/ervyDFhEDK
— Deji Majek (@Dejimon11) November 9, 2018
Lastly, as this Reddit thread confirms, if you have the game and install it with an internet connection, you are simply copying just 200 MB of data from the actual disc and the rest of the 42 GB have to be downloaded as an update on the Xbox One.
The PS4 version also requires a mandatory update of around 17.6 GB for Spyro Reignited Trilogy, but the game size is even higher once everything is installed to the hard disk.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is out on November 13 for the PS4 and Xbox One.