Digital Extremes has recently posted an update on Warframe’s official forum called “The Great Ensmallening,” where they announced that they’ll be able to shave off at least 6 GB from the game’s install size using brand-new compression technology.
By the time the entirety of Warframe has been remastered, that 6 GB would most likely become a whopping 15 GB. That’s going to cause a pretty big decrease in install size, given the fact that Warframe currently takes up 40.2 GB of space when installing via Steam.
The downside to this is that you will have to download the remastered content. In other words, you will have to use up to 6.5 GB in order to save 6.6 GB. That said, Digital Extremes wants to lessen the hassle for you. As such, they’ll be breaking down the update into three parts that will be spread out throughout the year.
For the first update, they’ll be working on Warframe’s lightmaps.
Included in the post is a couple of before and after screenshots, with differences so subtle that you wouldn’t even be sure that there were changes made. Check them out below:
This first update in “The Great Ensmallening” agenda is expected to go live sometime next week. On the other hand, the second update will use the same technology on Warframe’s textures this time, which will hopefully result in more drive-saving space.