Ark Dev Kit 126GB?!

I’m excited to try my hand at creating some content for Ark, but after starting the installation in the unreal engine launcher i went and checked the download statistics about current DL rate etc. and saw that it was at 1% out of 126GB!!!

Will it remain that size after the installation is fully complete? I have about 2TB of disk space left on my rig so it’s not a huge deal, but christ almighty that is a very large chunk of data!

There are a lot of assets in it. Everything from Ragnarok, The Center, SE, Aberration and of course the base game so yeah, it’s pretty big!