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#1 Posted : Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:43:26 PM(UTC)
Hey guys,

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the file/ install size of Forza Horizon 3? I wanted to know because i have a 500GB XBOX ONE and I might need to clear some space out for it.

I had a look at the size of previous Forza titles and they are fairly small compared to games like Black Ops III.

Forza Horizon 2: 40GB (Approx)
Forza Motorsport 6: 45GB (Approx)

I know that Forza Horizon 3 is much more graphically intense and has a much larger map, so I do't expect it to be anywhere near the size of these games.

Thank you to anyone who responds :)
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#2 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 1:59:06 AM(UTC)
My F6 is 54.2gb while F5/FH2 are 40-42gb so I can't see FH3 be more than 60gb, I got a 5tb ext from Amazon so I didn't have to keep deleting games to make room for new ones, if you short on space buy a ext drive if you can they cheap enough now. Trouble with int drive you dont get 500gb, ive got nothing installed on mine it says 359.8gb system took the rest.
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#3 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 2:54:12 AM(UTC)
Yeah I'm gonna get a hardrive after I get a car cos i just spent $140 on FH3. My sources for the file sizes must have been wrong :(

BTW can you please post link to the External Drive?
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#4 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 6:24:38 AM(UTC)
Ralph Fulton replied to my tweet, he said it should be 966 bytes.
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#5 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 9:23:31 AM(UTC)
The Xbox One version won't support 4K so I think an install size around 50GB plus DLC is pretty reasonable.
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#6 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 10:57:20 AM(UTC)
For me, I have:

FM5: 40.4 GB

FH2: 42.5 GB

FM6: 52.4 GB

Seeing as they have an upward trend in size, I'd guess that FH3 will be around 55 GB total, perhaps 50 GB day one. I do have all the DLC for the games as well, save for the second FnF pack for FH2.

If you're looking for an External HDD, I got one recently, and it's pretty good so far. I have a combined total of 31 games on my internal HDD and external HDD, and while the internal is entirely used up, I still have 1.2 TB out of 2 TB free space on the external. I have a 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra. Really good to me so far, very easy to adapt to the Xbox. Only mild complaint I have is the constantly blinking white light when my Xbox is off. On the bright side, it lets me know it still works!

And talking about large game sizes.....ha...don't buy Halo 5 then! 81.2 GB!

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#7 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 11:10:43 AM(UTC)
Xbox One games are stored on Blu-Ray discs, which hold a maximum of 50 GB. So unless they do like Forza 3 and 4 and add an extra disc for content (highly unlikely), expect no more than 50 GB for the game and then expect additional GB for the DLC and patches.
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#8 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2016 11:14:17 AM(UTC)
I got a Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 from Amazon, they £109. Cant fault the drive, its got a blue light on top, and its powered from the mains unlike some that only use usb port.

Edited by user Monday, June 27, 2016 11:26:19 AM(UTC)  | Reason: added text

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#9 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2016 9:25:40 AM(UTC)
I think it mght get quite near to 60GB. Take into account Horizon 2, Horizon 3 is more graphically advanced, it has a map twice the size of Horizon 2, It has almost twice the cars (Correct me if I am wrong, but i believe Horizon 2 had 200+ car initially), and it also has a ton of new features.
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#10 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2016 11:28:59 AM(UTC)
I also think it be near 60gb and the updates will bump it higher even more. And when we do get 4k forza 2tb xbox drive not going to cut it, everyone going need bigger ext drives or keep deteting and reinstalling all the time, who wants to do that all the time, god knows whats the download size be like on a 4k game, sometimes its dead slow for 40gb, imagine how long a 4k going to take to download.
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#11 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:16:23 PM(UTC)
Are we still allowed to download the game? I looked at the download on forza and its like 108mp thats really small for fh3 ifs thats the full game.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:24:58 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
FH3 FAQ: Consoles

How much storage do I need for the game? Can I set the install location drive?
Pre-ordering a digital version will install approximately 138MB of placeholder information for the game and its included DLC add-ons depending on the edition. (To see this, select My Games & Apps and then press your controller Menu button on the FH3 tile and select Manage Game). Final size is TBA once the game goes 'gold' but expect at least 40-50GB. See size discussion thread. On Xbox One go to Settings > System> Storage for external devices and My Games & Apps > Games > on FH3, press Menu button on controller and select Manage Game to move to an external storage device. See Xbox Support page about storage.

Pre-order install placeholder

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#13 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:15:18 AM(UTC)
They need to give the install size out soon or people who pre-ordered ultimate edition are going to be sorely disappointed when they can't play their game early because they spent all their money on the game so that they don't have enough money for a hard drive and don't have enough space for the game. They might also not want to delete any games because they play them regularly...
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#14 Posted : Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:39:24 AM(UTC)
it 46gb/Users/nicholasgunson/Desktop/Photo on 1-09-2016 at 9.38 PM.jpg
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#15 Posted : Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:10:56 AM(UTC)
My pre-install was around 46gb if I remember correctly, so that is the base, you start adding in cars, who knows. I guess it will all depend on how many cars you download.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:34:21 PM(UTC)
I think that Forza horizon 3 might be around 40-60 GB
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#17 Posted : Monday, September 26, 2016 11:59:31 AM(UTC)
Yeah must be around 50-60 GB, i highly doubt it's under 50GB.
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#18 Posted : Friday, September 30, 2016 10:25:41 PM(UTC)
I have just finished downloading it. In program files/windows apps it sits at 49 gigs on disk. Currently no dlc downloads
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#19 Posted : Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:02:30 AM(UTC)
I think that Forza horizon 3 might be around 60-70 GB
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#20 Posted : Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:48:21 PM(UTC)
51.41gb mate