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Starlink Battle For Atlas On Nintendo Switch Physical Release Requires 6GB Day One Update

We reported earlier today that the digital edition of Starlink: Battle for Atlas on the Nintendo Switch is around the same size as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 12.7GB. However it has been revealed today that users who purchase the physical edition which comes with the Arwing model will have to download a 6GB day one update. It’s not clear what the 6GB brings but it could simply be that there’s just not enough room on the Nintendo Switch cartridge for the game.


22 thoughts on “Starlink Battle For Atlas On Nintendo Switch Physical Release Requires 6GB Day One Update”

    1. I don’t understand it either. This seems to be happening way too often with the Switch — not 1st-party games, but specifically 3rd-party ones requiring massive Day 1 updates. If that’s the case, what’s the point in buying the physical cartridge to begin with? You’re still locked behind a mandatory digital download in order to play the game, so if you don’t have a fast enough internet connection, or one day the mandatory update is pulled from the online servers (like when the system gets old enough to become legacy and is no longer supported), then you can’t play the game at all.

  1. The cartridge version (dumped) has 7gb. Plus the extra 6gb day one update, you have those 12,7 GB of the full game. There’s only half of the game in the cartridge.

    1. Maybe is because small storage carts are cheaper, so they use this system to save money and make people download the rest of the game

    1. Yeah, I was going to buy too but I won’t support this. I’ve been gradually just playing more and more retro games. There are thousands of games I never got to play from previous gens because of limited funds and time that are now dirt cheap. Ubisoft can keep their game.

  2. Way to be a bunch of cheap asses Ubisoft! Maybe focus on getting the actual game running properly instead of the toy extras first. Thanks for basically guaranteeing this game never is able to stand the test of time and be memorable on its own or as a StarFox tie in once the successor to the Switch is released.

    In other news, maybe this actually will work without the download in the same way the Switch version of LA Noir supposedly can.

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