AC Syndicate is likely to have a fairly massive PC hard drive footprint. With a 40GB file size revealed over on the XBox One Store.
This is around the same sort of hard drive space that last years Assassins Creed Unity used. Which makes sense, seeing as they share a similar build structure and graphics engine.
This sort of file size is par for the course nowadays. Once the next gen consoles arrived with their BlueRay discs, the modern big release games started to be a lot more loose with their hard drive space. The PC market on the other hand largely download their games via online retailers. So the time to install a game the size of Assassins Creed Syndicate can often be determined by the local broadband connection of the gamer.
We have run some articles in the not too distant past to take a look at some of these download speeds by region and so if you have an interest in that then pop over and take a look.
April 2013 GD Checks Out: Internet Speeds Of The World
I think this is likely to be the normal file size from now on guys. Is this ok with everyone? My net connection can deal with that, although it will take a few hours probably, but I imagine there are quite a few of you that are really hoping your ISPs will pull their fingers out and deliver a much better download speed.
Times to Download Assassins Creed Syndicate Based on Your Internet Connection Speed
Those results are presuming 100% bandwidth usage, which is very unlikely and will certainly experience some slight deviations. But I think it gives a good enough indication. Its a crazy amount of time to download anything in that sort of file size if you have less than a Mbps band width connection.
You can see from those linked articles above, that there is more to think about regarding the cost of your hard drive space and the cost of the internet download you have to perform in order to get the game on your PC. Not to mention how long it might take. We will be doing our annual Share your thoughts below.