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    Why Assassins Creed 3 Xbox 360 is shipping on two discs

    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1615369...two_discs.html

    Assassin's Creed 3's developers explain that the game is too big for one disc on Xbox 360.

    Published on Oct 2, 2012

    Assassin's Creed 3 will follow Resident Evil 6, Battlefield 3, Rage and Mass Effect 3 when arrives via two discs for Xbox 360, Ubisoft Montreal has confirmed.

    "It's two discs on 360 and one on PS3," AC3 creative director Alex Hutchinson told NowGamer. "You'd be surprised what blows the disc. Sound blows the disc, but also videos. What was scary for us was we blew the disc with no... there's only like two videos in the game, the rest is in-game cut-scenes. We were like 'we're still blowing the disc? That's terrifying.' It's by far the biggest game I've worked on."

    Exact details on how the content id divided is unclear, but constantly changing discs won't be an issue.

    "Don't worry, there's not going to be like, disc-swapping if you get to the end of chapter 3 and having to swap over - that's not going to happen. We've separated it," added animation director Jonathan Cooper.

    Pressed on whether Assassin's Creed 3 simply comprises a one-time disc-swap half-way through the game, Cooper added: "No, it's not even that. We won't talk about how it's done... but don't worry about it, you won't be jumping back and forth."
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    Cuz DVD doesn't have enough room. Derr.


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    Whats it matter since Xbox can install them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Whats it matter since Xbox can install them both.
    Yeah but you still need to do disk swapping don't you? I installed both ME2 and 3 (both disks for each) and still had to swap disks.

    But in that link, (which id like to ad to the op) it says that they won't have disk swapping? I'm confused I guess a content install disk and a game disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    Yeah but you still need to do disk swapping don't you? I installed both ME2 and 3 (both disks for each) and still had to swap disks. But in that link, (which id like to ad to the op) it says that they won't have disk swapping? I'm confused I guess a content install disk and a game disk
    It says theres a one time disc swap halfway through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    It says theres a one time disc swap halfway through.
    "Don't worry, there's not going to be like, disc-swapping if you get to the end of chapter 3 and having to swap over - that's not going to happen.
    Pressed on whether Assassin's Creed 3 simply comprises a one-time disc-swap half-way through the game, Cooper added: "No, it's not even that.
    wat
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    Quote Originally Posted by maltrophstitan View Post
    wat
    I misread that part apparently. Oh well, doesn't really matter to me if its one disc swap or none. I'll most likely be getting the PS3 version of this game anyway.

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    why do these companies always feel the need to explain why something comes in multiple discs for the 360? pretty self explanatory especially that for a game like AC3 (big open worlds).

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    why do these companies always feel the need to explain why something comes in multiple discs for the 360? pretty self explanatory especially that for a game like AC3 (big open worlds).
    I'm guessing (because its open world) people get worried that they are going to have to swap back and fourth while traversing the world. But people always complain about everything anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    why do these companies always feel the need to explain why something comes in multiple discs for the 360? pretty self explanatory especially that for a game like AC3 (big open worlds).
    Yep, plus its not like multi disc games are anything new for 360 gamers.

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    This isn't nothing new. I'm pretty sure most xbox owners know there will, most likely, be disc swapping.

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    Not even bothered.

    360 version right here, pre-ordered since August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A7MAD View Post
    Not even bothered. 360 version right here, pre-ordered since August.
    Yeah its not the end of the world. Didnt bother my enjoyment of Rage or ME2 and ME3.

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    More games should do this, dunno why devs limit themselves to 1 DVD when it costs them nothing for another disc.

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    disk one = game, disk two=online game?

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    More games should do this, dunno why devs limit themselves to 1 DVD when it costs them nothing for another disc.
    perhaps because most games don't need more than one disk?

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    Since PS3 is also lead platform I see no reason to get this on the 360 now. Well for OCD sake it might make sense, as I've got all previous entries on the 360. But lead platform, one disc and that extra 60 min mission or w/e makes it a no brainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    Since PS3 is also lead platform I see no reason to get this on the 360 now. Well for OCD sake it might make sense, as I've got all previous entries on the 360. But lead platform, one disc and that extra 60 min mission or w/e makes it a no brainer
    Same reasons that I'm going with the PS3 version. One disc and extra missions. Except I disagree with the OCD part of your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitey View Post
    Since PS3 is also lead platform I see no reason to get this on the 360 now. Well for OCD sake it might make sense, as I've got all previous entries on the 360. But lead platform, one disc and that extra 60 min mission or w/e makes it a no brainer
    OCD sake, so those of us who buy the 360 version because like all other versions it plays best on consoles means we have something wrong with us? Wow.

    PS3 is lead platform but there's a reason for that, it's because the PS3 version was never on par before, this way it is on par, not better, just on par. The PS3 has the exclusive 60 minutes (4 missions) content, that'd be a solid reason for buying the PS3 version however.

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    I have grew out of AC. I liked the first and second, didn't like Brotherhood enough to even complete it, skipped all others since. I won't be getting this game. If I changed my mind though I'd be getting it on Xbox 360 but I doubt I'll be changing my mind.

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    I'm getting it for PC where I need no disc. But I hope that DLC doesn't stay PS3 exclusive forever.

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    Doesn't bother me if it's a two discer, will still buy the 360 version.


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    Just to make something clear before, there's nothing wrong with the PS3 version, it even has more content (for the SP).

    I found it an insult to claim someone has an illness if they buy the 360 version. I mean what is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A7MAD View Post
    Just to make something clear before, there's nothing wrong with the PS3 version, it even has more content (for the SP). I found it an insult to claim someone has an illness if they buy the 360 version. I mean what is that?
    I didnt even notice that part of his post till you pointed it out so I had to edit my agreement post in response to his a bit.

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    Other than calling me someone with an illness

    His post is fine.
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    I'd think that by now, this is the 5th AC game on console... that the vast majority of people, exclusive content/dlc crap or whatever will probably just be buying it for the system that they played the rest on... I have AC,II,B and R all on PS3 so even if the 360 version had exclusive stuff I'd still buy PS3 because thats what I own the other four on!
    Lets face it whatever the timed DLC is it won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things, content like that is never really meaningful to the game as a whole.

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