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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is releasing this October, and here you will find all you need to know before the release, including the release time, install file size, how to preload Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and more.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy might possibly be one of the biggest gaming surprises of 2021, in a positive way.

Developed by Eidos-Montréal, the renowned Canadian studio behind the Deus Ex series, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a single-player adventure game with a branching story full of meaningful choices all with the humour that Guardians has come to be known for, or at least that's what developers claim.

After the huge disappointment of Marvel's Avengers, fans of the comic books and movies are craving for a high-quality Marvel game and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy may very well be the game they have been waiting for.

If you are one of these impatient fans who can not wait to play Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, this pre-launch guide will help you to prepare everything you need, so that when the game releases, all that has left for you is to sit down and enjoy playing the game.

What time does Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy come out?

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
The exact release time is yet to be announced. (Picture: Square Enix)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on Tuesday, 26th October, on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch via Cloud.

When it comes to PC, the game will be available on both the Epic Games Store and Steam.

The exact release time is not yet revealed, but expect the game to become available at midnight local time.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy download file size

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
In Guardians of the Galaxy, we play Peter Quill / Star-Lord from a third-person perspective. (Picture: Square Enix)

The install file size for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on the PS5 has been revealed, and in order to install the game on the PS5, you will need to have at least 41.243 GB of free space. We expect the game's file size to be approximately the same for the PS4.

PC gamers won't be so lucky in this regard, as for some reason, according to the game's Steam page, you will need to allocate 150 GB of space on your drive in order to install the game!

The size of the game for other platforms hasn't been revealed yet, however, we will update the article as soon as we have more details.

When does Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy preload start?

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
The game releases for both current-gen and previous-gen consoles. (Picture: Square Enix)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for preload several days before the game's release so that you can download the game and start playing it immediately once it releases.

The preload will be available on all platforms, including PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy preload will start on 26th September for consoles, Epic Games Store, and Steam.

For the PC version of the game, once the preload becomes available and if you have pre-purchased the game, simply find your copy of the game in your Epic Games Store/Steam library, and click on the "pre-load" button.

The game will be downloaded to your system, and it will be ready for play the moment it's released.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer are controlled by AI. (Picture: Square Enix)

For consoles, read further below.

How to pre-load on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One?

  • From the Xbox home screen, open "My games and apps"
  • Select "Games"
  • Find Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and select it
  • Press "A" to open the installation menu
  • Select "Manage installation on Internal"
  • If the game is available for download you will be able to checkmark "will install"
  • Select "Save changes" and you will be able to see your game downloading
  • Make sure that the console is on or in standby mode while the game is being downloaded or you will interrupt the process

How to preload on PS4/PS5

When the preload becomes available, if you preordered the game, it will appear in your collection of PlayStation games.

  • From the PlayStation home screen, open your library.
  • Select "Purchased" games.
  • Find Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and select it.
  • If the game is available for preload, the "Download" button will be available just below the icon of the game.
  • Just push the Download button and that's it, your PlayStation will start downloading Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Make sure that the console is on or in standby mode while the game is being downloaded or you will interrupt the process.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PC system requirements

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Release time, how to preload, file size, system requirements
The game doesn't have multiplayer or co-op. (Picture: Square Enix)

Square Enix has revealed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PC system requirements, and they are less demanding than we expected them to be, especially for a game that boasts a number of top-notch graphic features on PC, such are ray-tracing, DLSS, diffuse illumination, HDR, and other.

Guardians of the Galaxy minimum system requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-4460
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon™ RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

Guardians of the Galaxy recommended system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-4790
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon™ RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

And that's about everything you need to know about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy in order to be prepared for the release. As you can see, some details are not yet revealed, so make sure to come back as we will have the article updates as soon as Eidos-Montréal reveals other details!

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