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While games like Call of Duty are attempting to seize the entire SSD for themselves, Warframe is looking to take things in a completely different direction. Over the course of the next two updates, Digital Extremes will be drastically reducing Warframe's install size on both PC and consoles!

They'll accomplish this by using something called Oodle Texture technology, which allows them to significantly reduce file sizes without impacting visual quality in any major way. Because of this, the upcoming update will free up 6.6GB of space on PC, though it will require a 6.5GB patch in order to do so since all of the files will need to be redownloaded.

Once all of the issues have been ironed out, the Warframe team will be applying the same technology to the rest of the textures in order to achieve even more savings. The details are obviously still few and far between as even the first update hasn't gone live yet, but Digital Extremes expects this will free up another 6-7GB of space. Not the most important thing in the world given that Warframe is already a fairly light game, but the effort is certainly appreciated!

You can learn more about what exactly is being changed, as well as follow the upcoming update, over at the Warframe forums.