In a report, The Verge raises the question of whether it might soon be time to abandon traditional hard drives in gaming computers in favor of faster SSD drives. This is likely a valid consideration as it appears that even game developers are starting to focus on developing games that require SSD drives.
As an example, they mention Bethesda’s upcoming game Starfield (pictured above), which requires a 125GB SSD drive to run on PC. Another example is CD Projekt Red recommending an SSD drive for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty, which will not be released for the hard drive-equipped consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
For gamers who still use traditional hard drives in their computers, this is obviously a bit of disappointing news. However, for gamers in general, it can be seen as a positive development, as game developers seem to be increasingly focused on developing games that can leverage a modern standard. This is likely to make gaming experiences more interesting and enjoyable.