Rage Will Require Large Install on 360 and PS3

The Xbox version also spans multiple discs.

The Xbox 360 version of id’s Rage will span not one, not two, but three discs. That’s a lot of disc swapping. As for the PlayStation version, an eight gigabyte installation will be mandatory. Eight gigs is quite a bit of space, but it’s nothing compared to the outrageous 22 gigabytes that will be used up by anyone who wishes to install the entire Xbox 360 version.

Creative Director Tim Willits says that not all of that will be necessary, though. “We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don’t need to install all three discs,” he said. “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. You don’t really need to install the multiplayer disc if you’re really tight on hard disk space.”

While there is some flexibility when it comes to installing on the 360, PlayStation gamers will have no choice but to perform the full eight gigabyte install. That being said, it will surely be far more convenient than the three discs and multiple installs and uninstalls that the 360 version requires. Willits and the rest of the team found working with Sony’s platform to be far more straightforward in this regard.

“Sony was great,” he said. “Kudos to Sony for letting us do that. They don’t allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off. 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. Some of the other systems you have… should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it? So yes, it’s very nice.”

Rage releases for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 4th.

[Source: Eurogamer]

[Image via Bethesda Softworks.]

Nick Santangelo
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