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THE BUZZ: The official install size of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been revealed as only taking up 6GB of space on Xbox 360. But how is this possible with such a massive game?

According to Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, the efficiency is due to the team’s new engine that they used for Skyrim, and new optimization techniques that they have developed specifically for the game.

“6 gigs: New engine & we’re much better at compression (art/voice/data). It’s huge yet more optimized than we’ve had before. And faster,” he said on Twitter.

EGM’s TAKE: Hopefully these techniques can be improved even further in the future so that bigger HDDs are not required.

Source: Twitter

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Bethesda Explains Skyrim’s (Relatively) Small Install

The official install size of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been revealed as only taking up 6GB of space on Xbox 360. But how is this possible with such a massive game?

By Matthew Bennett | 10/29/2011 10:25 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: The official install size of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been revealed as only taking up 6GB of space on Xbox 360. But how is this possible with such a massive game?

According to Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, the efficiency is due to the team’s new engine that they used for Skyrim, and new optimization techniques that they have developed specifically for the game.

“6 gigs: New engine & we’re much better at compression (art/voice/data). It’s huge yet more optimized than we’ve had before. And faster,” he said on Twitter.

EGM’s TAKE: Hopefully these techniques can be improved even further in the future so that bigger HDDs are not required.

Source: Twitter

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89