Witcher 3 Uses A Neat Way To Save Game On PS4, Huge File Size Can Easily Max Out PS+ Cloud Storage

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an ambitious open world Action RPG that utilizes the full potential of the hardware in the PS4. Sadly its save system can be too demanding on the hard drive, and can result in some issues especially for the 1 GB limited cloud save storage for the PS+ users.

In case you still haven’t played the game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is perhaps one of the first game to organize the saves with respect to patch version and location, as can be seen in the screenshots below. This is a similar case to the screenshots function, which uses the location name to save each of the screenshot taken in the game.

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The bad news here is how the game has multiple saves and each save has a huge file size, which usually means that you are going to get your cloud storage filled in no time. Keep in mind that these are not the manual saves, but the auto ones. The current capacity for saves on the cloud for PS+ users is just a tiny 1 GB. This is going to prove troublesome for games like The Witcher 3, which can take upward to 100+ MB on saves alone.

I was quite surprised to find out that my current playthrough save size weighted in at >100 MB despite still being in the very beginning of the game. This was the largest size for any of the game that I played on the PS4, including Final Fantasy XIV Online and Bloodborne, both of whom are less than 50 MB each in term of save size.

The Witcher 3 just proves that we need more space on the cloud for our saves with PS+ subscription. It is simply not enough, as open world games require far more file size these days.

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Danial Arshad Khan

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