Rage requires 8 GB install on PS3, multiple discs on 360
- Posted September 24th, 2011 at 20:55 EDT by Timothy Nunes
- 11 Comments
Tim Willits, creative director of id Software, said in an interview (with Digital Foundry) that the PlayStation 3 version of its upcoming game Rage will require an 8 gigabyte game install, and the Xbox 360 version will utilize three discs.
Willits praised the hardware for PlayStation 3, saying, "What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it's just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it's all the same."
He also announced the versatility Rage will have with the three discs for the Xbox 360 version. "If you don't have the space available on your hard drive, don't stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two."
Rage is scheduled for release on Oct. 4 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 4:18pm EDT - September 24th, 2011
The plague of the multi-disk strikes again! =P
- 4:25pm EDT - September 24th, 2011
I'm sure people will moan about the PS3 install, but it beats installing one disc, uninstalling, then installing another... or indeed installing all ~30GB from 3 DVDs.
- 6:28pm EDT - September 24th, 2011
The install on the 360 is completely optional.
Google "John Carmack 2011" for his keynote speech. He identifies console short-comings starting at the 16 minute mark.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 9:48pm EDT - September 24th, 2011
Here we go again with the John Carmack theory. -_-
- 1:49am EDT - September 25th, 2011
Sweet one big install. No multiple disks. I\'m cool with that. That\'s why every PS3 ships with a hard drive. To put stuff on it.
- 10:09am EDT - September 25th, 2011
I don't even have 8GB i storage left on my hard drive... it's laughable that they expect that large of an install.
- 12:19pm EDT - September 25th, 2011
Looks like blu-ray FTW! @Dantess, you can always upgrade your hard drive. It's really easy - do a backup, swap out the hard drive for a bigger one, then do a restore.
- 11:22pm EDT - September 25th, 2011
Not bad, Gotta go watch some Rage preview videos now
- 5:36am EDT - September 26th, 2011
PS3 needs 8 Gb, xbox360 a total of 22 Gb if you install all three discs!!
- 10:51am EDT - September 26th, 2011
Large capacity hard drives are fairly cheap now... if you're moaning about lack of hard drive space, do yourself a favor and put off buying another game for a bit and upgrade your HDD. It's super easy. I have 500GB in mine with over 200GB remaining.
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