“Space is big.” Wise words from the best encyclopedia ever written. Star Citizen, the crow-funding spaceship collection juggernaut, is out to prove it. According to one of the Roberts Space Industries folks on the official forums, the client for Star Citizen will contain about one hundred whopping gigabytes of data. In response to one fan theorizing that the final client release would be around 30GB, developer “JMasker” estimated a much larger file.
“The game compression and asset removal is unlikely to yield such high gains that we will be able to reduce our client size to 30-40GB. The size and number of assets that are left to deliver means that our client size is much more likely to be 100GB.”
100GB of data for $75 million in funding. Imagine what you could get for another $25 million!