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Xbox 360 Version of ‘Dishonored’ Requires 5 GB Install for “Optimal Experience”

Planning on buying Arkane Studios’ Dishonored next week? Running out of room on your hard drive? Well, it may be time to make some extra room, about 5 GB of room.

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The_Infected1839d ago

Of coarse it does. Seems everything needs more and more space to work "properly" anymore. I can't wait until next gen or Sony's Gaikai comes out. Maybe it will solve the expensive storage issue with the PS Vita as well for ones who can use it.

Godmars2901839d ago

Hence one of the reasons Sony went with BR. Sure they were trying to promote as a general replacement format for DVDs - something self defeating considering BR is upper quality - but they were at least trying to think ahead.

Meanwhile MS not only interfered with BR saturation by supporting HD-DVD, they tried to insist DVD's could do the job even while going to extremes to get more space.

xPhearR3dx1839d ago

I don't really care about BR outside of gaming, and on the PS3, the W/R speed is way too slow. Hence mandatory installs. Sure, two disc is a little inconvenient, but I'd rather have the option to install the entire disc(s), rather than just a section of it just for the game to even be able to run.

Blankman851839d ago

Are you seriously about to talk up blu-ray in a conversation about INSTALLS?? The term mandatory install would not exist in gaming jargon if PS3 didn't use Blu-ray.
I'm not saying Blu-ray isn't great for space, but when it comes to needing to install games, you might wanna shut up about it.

Irishguy951839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )


Wow. I mean selecting Blu Ray, most devs have actually...can you guess it? yes, put mandatory installs on PS3.

Looks, it's ain't really Blu ray or Ps3's fault, it's the Devs fault, but come on, It's literally about 9:1-------Mandatory Installs : no installs

And only the heartiest of Ps3 devs manage to do it without the Install. I mean for **** sake MGS4 had to have an install per chapter until recently, it's undefendable.

Well, thank god i'm not a whiny **** about installs or swapping disks, as they are a mere hindrance to the gaming experience.

Cupid_Viper_31839d ago

@Ndivhu--" The term mandatory install would not exist in gaming jargon if PS3 didn't use Blu-ray."

So in an age where we have PC gaming, DLCs, and Full Dowloadable games, the term "mandatory install" would not exist if it wasn't for Sony and their crazy blu ray idea right? I think what you meant to say is that if it wasn't for a crazy amount of double standard, such term wouldn't be associated with Sony and the PS3 to start with.

@ Irishguy95- " The term mandatory install would not exist in gaming jargon if PS3 didn't use Blu-ray"

So in other words, 9 of the last 10 games that came for the PS3 have mandatory installs? Can you name those games for us please?

nukeitall1839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )


"Hence one of the reasons Sony went with BR. Sure they were trying to promote as a general replacement format for DVDs - something self defeating considering BR is upper quality - but they were at least trying to think ahead."

Actually, Sony weren't thinking ahead because BR not only delayed the console, but significantly upped the price. One of the most important factors that caused the PS3 to slip to 3rd.

If they thought ahead, Sony would have used HD-DVD as it was far more consumer friendly with completely region free, standard ethernet port on every device and far cheaper to consumers. HD-DVD was mature sooner, cheaper to manufacture, had combo discs i.e DVD on one side and HD on the other, and the disc was cheaper to manufacture.

Everything was practically better on HD-DVD less the little impact of smaller space.

"Meanwhile MS not only interfered with BR saturation by supporting HD-DVD, they tried to insist DVD's could do the job even while going to extremes to get more space."

How about we flip it on the head and say Sony interferred with a far more consumer friendly HD-DVD to fatten their own pockets, but instead cost them lots of money and the loss in the Playstation brand name.

From your profile:

"Don't have an agenda, just an opinion. "

Are you sure about that? Your opinion above seems heavily one sided.


Mandatory installs on the PS3 was a result of the slow BR drive inability to supply the needed data for the proper on-screen visuals i.e. texture pop-ins (played Rage lately?).

Even if you don't see it, it's there and background loading.


Personally I think a good balance is struck with optional installation. Want to enjoy the game now? Sure! No problem. Want to enjoy optimum experience? Sure no problem.

Ironically, by installing all of it, you will have the best console experience as the entire game will run from hard drive. No more discs spinning wearing out that optical drive, which is generally the first part to wear out in a console.

I install all my games fully unless I have to try it now. It's fast to install too, only takes 10-12 mins.

Godmars2901839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

If my opinion is one sided, at least in this instance, its because BR was always the better than HD-DVD. It offered more space. Its always had more space available in any equal comparison. The only reason MS back it was because they were trying to push security and menu format software and Sony turned them down.

Also, as far a consumers go, how was it a better deal when discs discs where the same price at retail? There were also audio/video issues with HD-DVD because of space restrictions. And as far as region limitations that's a manufacturer issue and has nothing to do with formats. DVDs can be region free. Why even bring that up?

further, for what its worth, I think and have said that this current gen should have been delayed by at least a one year if not two. That the urgency with which it was rushed into, when indeed Sony tried to shove the PS3 out the door six months early and is the root cause of RROD with the XBox, has ruined the industry on several levels.

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otherZinc1839d ago

This is BS.
There must be a bunch of movies & cutscenes,thats the reason for this. If Skyrim or Halo:Reach dont need installs, nothing should. Stop making friggin movies!

Thanks but no thanks, I'll pass on the movie/cut-scene game.

TekoIie1839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

So are they saying for the "optimal experience" we need to install an ADDITIONAL 5gb on top of the original game or that the entire game has a 5GB install?

Either way I'm fine with that. I install all my games on the 360 just to keep the discs in good condition :)

xPhearR3dx1839d ago

Bethesda released a similar statement with RAGE when it released. They were basically saying install the game to your HDD for the "optimal experience". Trust me, it showed when RAGE wasn't installed. At least this is 5GB and not 20GB+ like RAGE lol

NightMystic1839d ago

Entire game as a 5gb install

JellyJelly1839d ago

It's probably a texture install, similar to Battlefield 3.

MGRogue20171839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

Good. Developers need to take full advantage of the HDs in consoles whenever they can tbh.. It's what they're in there for in the first place.

e.g. Black Ops II on PS3 offers an option that allows PS3 users to install game data to their HDs. Finally.. PS3 users have been crying out.. actually, more like begging for an option to install game data to their HDs since COD4 & World At War. They can now rest.. & play the latest CoD title knowing that their blu-ray drives are in good hands & aren't in jeopardy of being raped to death. (see MW3 PS3) xD

This is what it should be like for every PS3 title.. Let us, the players decide if we'd like to install a title's game data to our HDs.

thebudgetgamer1839d ago

Every time I buy a game for my 360 the first thing I do is install it to the hard drive. I don't understand why you wouldn't.

ado9081839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

Um I don't understand how am I going to install this game on the 360 then... Both of xbox 360's are actually the 4GB slim ones.And I don't want to buy this game on the Ps3 mainly because of Beth's bad reputation with the past games they released. Fallout, Skyrim, Rage, ECT....

DEATHxTHExKIDx1839d ago

Id say buy a bigger hard drive. Idk if theres any other alternatives. If you look around Im sure you find Hard drives cheaper now.

doublebass21839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

u have 2 360 slim and not a decent usb flash drive or usb extrenal hdd?I recently bought a corsair voyager 16gb for 12 euros...You cant afford that?...Jeez...Quit complaining and start searching a bit before nugging..

dazzrazz1839d ago

Get yourself a basic 120GB used hard drive duuh, they cheap as hell... anyway game was made by Arkane Studios and Bethesda is only a publisher so I dont know whats ur problem

konnerbllb1839d ago

amazon sells 3rd party hard drives for xbox slim. I bought a 250gb drive a year+ ago and it's still going strong. I paid like $50, but they now sell 320gb drives for $60. That's more than half the cost of retail, can't beat those prices.

ado9081839d ago

Lol guys guys calm down with the comments and disagree jeez. I got it after the first comment and I didn't know you can use a USB flash drives as a source of storage. I only got the 360's this year so I'm still a bit new to them.

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