That's ridiculous and not going to be true lol. The only way these recommendeds are real is if its for 4K/8K 60 FPS with high res textures which only a small % of players will be going for.
The source is actually Square directly which was on the Youtube trailer for the game, and since removed.
170GB of HDD??!!? Holy smokes!!!
This must be the biggest game on the PC. This will take an eternity, even on Comcast Blast here, to download.
I hope they opt to make those 4K & 8K textures optional extra downloads (as free DLC's like Skyrim: Old Edition had for its HD textures). I basically will aim for 1440p, so...I only need textures up to that res', TBH.
Are they planning to do like audio in different languages? B/c if they are - eh, I might only just want English (if it's good) & maybe Japanese audio (if English VO sucks). Any other VO - nope, that DL should be optional. Don't need a game eating up that kind up HDD space, if I can avoid it.