PS3 DMC4 has forced installation?
- Posted February 5th, 2008 at 04:14 EDT by
- 35 Comments
Devil May Cry 4 is without a doubt one of this springs biggest titles, and is scheduled to hit store shelves this week for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America. During its first week of sales in Japan, the PS3 version has, to no surprise, taken an astounding lead over the 360 version of the game.
With a much more even playing field here in the United States, sales numbers are no doubt going to be much closer in numbers when the game hits this week.
Computerandvideogames.com is reporting that the PS3 version of the game has got one major flaw to it. This flaw comes in the form of a forced installation of almost 5GB of data that must be performed before the game can be played.
According to their report, installation took just over twenty-one minutes. This procedure would presumably reduce loading times for the game, but again, according to the report, only a couple of seconds have been shaved off of each loading screen.
The Xbox 360 version of the game needs no installation and boots up immediately, with only a few seconds more each time you load up being the only downside.
Capcom has made no announcement as to what this installation is for, or why it only reduces load times by those few seconds. As more information becomes available, PSU will be there to report it.
- 2:32am EST - February 5th, 2008
It's a bit of a pain in d AS*S but if you like the dmc titles (like me) you won't mind that much...
- 3:04am EST - February 5th, 2008
that's not a major flaw.... if u have 60gigs or more than 5gigs is really nothing ....
- 3:21am EST - February 5th, 2008
I don't have any problems with this installation! If you have litle space left on your hdd you can always delete the game after your don the game, and if you want to play it some other time reinstall it...
- 4:51am EST - February 5th, 2008
If this dusty stokes guy is all distressed over using your HDD space, maybe he should spend more money on an HDD and less money trying to look like a preppy freshman that says Bro all the time.
- 5:50am EST - February 5th, 2008
why??? why do they always make x360 out 2 be the best console?? i ask you guys i mean, jesus.They really need to be neutral.Man i hope those 5 gigs are for something otherwise i am one pissed of teen.
- 5:53am EST - February 5th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... 20 minutes is acceptable for installing a whole game and its not as if u have to sit and watch it, you can go and do something else for 20 mins while it installs
- 6:33am EST - February 5th, 2008
Why is everyone crying that Capcom has let you install it on your HDD for faster loading. I don't get it sometimes. People complain like babies.
- 6:33am EST - February 5th, 2008
I read that and then heard that IGN reviewed it and claimed the load times were excruiating on the 360 where as the PS3's loading was almost non exsistant... so who do you trust?
- 7:42am EST - February 5th, 2008
That's not a flaw. Apparently you've never played a Devil May Cry game or you would know just how many loading screens there are.
I knew this was going to be forced for a while now and it never crossed my mind that it would be a hassle. It takes demos longer to download from the PS Store than this installation.
It shaves a few seconds off loading screens. Get over it. Few seconds here and there and eventually you're looking at wasting half an hour on loading screens alone. This is by far one of the best things that can happen for games (though I do wish the install was a bit smaller.) At least the PS3 has a standard HDD so devs can actually take advantage of features like these.
@zarajoe: Umm, DL DVDs are 9GBs not 5. The 360 uses DLs.
- 9:09am EST - February 5th, 2008
can never make no one ever fr****in happy....we get shorter load time and it a f***kin bad thing??? cmon....im pretty sure its a one time load...sometime i swear people just want to be stupid....i you really want to be petty count up a load time throught the game and see who comes out on top...shheez
- 10:24am EST - February 5th, 2008
WHYS IT GOING TO 360!?!!?! ... gah...
- 4:28pm EST - February 5th, 2008
meh wasnt gunna buy it anyways after the demo, anyways this is still s***** for ps3 owners who wanted the game and capcom, yet again shoots itself in the foot by screwing its fan base, but i guess there to many bullets in there already for them to notice :P
- 7:18pm EST - February 5th, 2008
DMC4 should had been exclusive. First DMC4 and now Monster Hunter. Capcom has lost its respect. I can wait 20 minutes and I'm only going to rent it.
- 3:58am EST - February 8th, 2008
i personally dont mind longer loading times....i usally use them to ge to the bathroom or do sumthin else not as important.
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