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

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

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Snowy

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

bluaki

Update: the Spyro trilogy was delayed two months, from September to November, but Activision confirmed they're still not fixing the mandatory day1 patch to play more than one-third of the game at all.

In other probably-not-news that I just noticed when browsing Amazon: the Persona Dancing 3+5 limited edition bundle, aside from being $20 cheaper than buying both games separately (why are they even two separate games in the first place?) and bundling an artbook, also says this in the product description:
QuoteAlso includes a digital download code for Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PlayStation 4 - the only way to get P4D on PS4!
I find it hard to justify not giving this port of P4D a physical release in the first place considering how well Persona series sells, but on top of that does this mean you can't even buy the PS4 port of P4D on PSN after it launches? Only people who bought the limited edition before it ran out can obtain it? This kind of artificial scarcity on a download-exclusive product is insane. This is similar to but way worse than all those preorder-exclusive retailer-exclusive DLC: locking a whole game behind preorder?

Here's a great way to make everyone unhappy: people who prefer digital games have to buy a physical release of P3D+P5D in order to get the digital version of P4D, people who prefer physical games can't get P4D on disc at all, people who don't buy preorders or limited editions miss out on a whole game, etc.

YPrrrr

Damn I was really hoping they'd get Spyro on a disc. This is going to suck when they discontinue PS4 online support

Thimelidoo


TooB

I'm ok with digital p4d, since I have it on vita, but yeah, still is lame

TooB

https://youtu.be/6SeUUfKkzZI

I guess there's still some hope for this crappy spyro situation.

I wanna be optimistic.

bluaki

Update on Spyro since it launches today:
the game ships with 31GB of content, but as was originally reported, only Spyro 1 is playable
after an additional 19GB day-1 update patch, Spyro 2 and 3 become playable.

Interestingly, this adds up to exactly the 50GB limit of content that could've been (but isn't) on a single BD50 disc sillydood;

also I made this thread before we found out RDR2 would be the first 2-disc PS4 game

TooB

Somehow I doubt they couldn't have compressed the game a bit more to be safe.

Whatever. I'll wait for a sale.

$20 IS when I'll buy it

YPrrrr


TooB

Quote from: YPrrrr on November 13, 2018, 01:23:38 PMI just want it on Switch pls

Then prepare for that glorious switch cover with the top 3rd all white with text exclaiming that you "may need an sd card."

YPrrrr

Quote from: Big Goop on November 13, 2018, 01:40:41 PM
Quote from: YPrrrr on November 13, 2018, 01:23:38 PMI just want it on Switch pls

Then prepare for that glorious switch cover with the top 3rd all white with text exclaiming that you "may need an sd card."
It can take up the whole box as long as I can play it!

bluaki

Quote from: Big Goop on November 13, 2018, 12:17:09 PMSomehow I doubt they couldn't have compressed the game a bit more to be safe.
My point is that it looks like they definitely could've fit all this content on the disc and they simply chose not to for whatever inexplicable reasons. Amusingly enough on top of that, they still crossed into requiring a dual-layer disc, so this decision doesn't even save them any money. They're spending just as much to half-fill a 50GB disc with only 31GB of data as they would spend to fill it to capacity.

Even though the download size for both the game and the patch combined add up to 50GB, it actually consumes 67.5GB of your hard drive space once installed because the installation decompresses some files.

All these numbers I'm giving are for the PS4 version. The Xbox One version has all-around bigger numbers, so unlike the PS4 version, its total download size is well above the limit of a dual-layer Blu-Ray disc.

Quote from: Big Goop on November 13, 2018, 12:17:09 PMWhatever. I'll wait for a sale.

$20 IS when I'll buy it
Thankfully they didn't price it at the full $60 of a typical retail game. It's $40 at launch. So seeing it go on sale for half that in a year or so doesn't seem like that much of a stretch.

TooB


antmaster5000

okay partially just being a devil's advocate, but so what?

TooB

Quote from: antmaster5000 on November 13, 2018, 05:37:27 PMokay partially just being a devil's advocate, but so what?

About spyro not being fully on disc?

If you don't see or have a problem with that, then there is no "so what."

Edit: not meant to sound as dickish as it does.

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