June 26, 2019, 09:28:24 AM

1,537,213 Posts in 46,104 Topics by 1,125 Members
› View the most recent posts on the forum.


The true future of gaming: not having a whole game on the disc

Started by bluaki, August 01, 2018, 11:47:46 PM

previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Go Down

bluaki

The latest culprit: Activision didn't feel like putting more than one-third of Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the disc, so you need a day 1 update before playing Spyro 2 or 3. Source: https://gematsu.com/2018/08/spyro-reignited-trilogy-requires-content-download-to-play-spyro-2-and-3

In this case, at least the extra content is in the form of an update. There's no download code included, which means game-sharing still works. No word yet on how big the update is; do you have to download the entirety of those two games or are the assets mostly on-disc and they just couldn't get the code working on time?

Before this, of course, Capcom also doesn't know how to put a whole Mega Man collection on one disc or cart.

TooB

Yeah, I've been getting more and more afraid of this as the months and years go on.

Like, what makes them think this is a better decision? If you need to finish some work on the game before it goes gold, that you need a patch to make 2/3 of your game playable, maybe you might wanna delay?

Nyerp

the future of gaming is mandatory streaming and once we reach that point i'll quit forever

TooB

Quote from: Nyerp on August 01, 2018, 11:57:35 PMthe future of gaming is mandatory streaming and once we reach that point i'll quit forever

Honestly, I'm kinda thinking the same thing.

Magyarorszag

Quote from: Nyerp on August 01, 2018, 11:57:35 PMthe future of gaming is mandatory streaming and once we reach that point i'll quit forever

sadly this is inevitable, and perhaps the only reason it hasn't happened yet is because american internet infrastructure is absolute shite

bluaki

Quote from: Nyerp on August 01, 2018, 11:57:35 PMthe future of gaming is mandatory streaming and once we reach that point i'll quit forever
I wonder which one we'll have first: notable streaming-exclusive games or always-online DRM (maybe with a subscription too for good measure) in a console game that should be playable as single-player.

Whichever one happens, I'm out. At least it looks like the next generation will remain playable without streaming if you get the right hardware

Snowy

When I got my physical copy of fallout 4 on pc the only thing on the disc was a steam installer.
Quote from: Samus Aran on November 05, 2009, 12:50:30 PMlast night i bludgeoned a bull moose to death with my cock

YPrrrr


C.Mongler


don't let's

Quote from: YPargh on August 02, 2018, 04:43:16 AMYeah PC games have been like that for a while now blah
I got the disc for Prey and it just had some language stuff in there and I had to download the whole thing on steam

Samus Aran


Snowy

Quote from: YPargh on August 02, 2018, 04:43:16 AMYeah PC games have been like that for a while now blah
the only physical PC games I own are FFXIV w/ xpacs and Fallout 4 (i guess?). I figured XIV would be installed via the launcher since it's an MMO, they're all like that. I assumed Fallout 4 would be on the disc at least. goowan
Quote from: Samus Aran on November 05, 2009, 12:50:30 PMlast night i bludgeoned a bull moose to death with my cock

C.Mongler

pc games havent legit come on discs since like 2013 where have u guys been lol

Snowy

Quote from: Samus Aran on November 05, 2009, 12:50:30 PMlast night i bludgeoned a bull moose to death with my cock

C.Mongler


Go Up