We learn about this in the patch note for Update 4, aka “patch 184.108.40.206”. The development team says they’ve worked on optimizing the full initial download so that the base game weighs just 83GB. This will be great for gamers who don’t have a very fast connection. Note that the official Microsoft store page always mentions the weight of 127.01 GB and that the space occupied by the game once installed does not change, only the downloaded data is affected.
An Xbox version is still on the rails and we will no doubt know more about it during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on June 13th. There is more to hope that the game on console undergoes the same slimming cure. We can not help but share with you once again the wonderful trailer dedicated to this version.
Patch 220.127.116.11 is already available on PC, so if traveling the entire planet by plane tempts you, don’t hesitate a second and get started!