Techtorial: After GTA V's second trailer and Game Informer's confirmation about its massive map size, several discussion were raised by players asking if the game would require more than 2 discs for Xbox 360. Here's an analysis.
possible and i hope not though
I hope it does, that way gta v won't be held back by rockstar thinking about the 360 players, that way we all win :)
Exacly what i was thinking. If they stick to 1 DVD because of the xbox360, you know that are holding things back.
Jon's right. Claud's wrong.
Or they could take advantago of bluray and fit it onto 360 any way they can. All developers have the option to make a game look better on a console if they decide to. They just decide not to because they dont feel its worth it.
What about Jean Claud? is he right or wrong?
@Dovahkiin Van Damme it, that was funny.
Buys 32GB flash drive for less than 15 quid. Installs 3 discs on it with room left to spare on xbox 360. Yawns, finds next article on N4G.
Possible? More like common sense. The game is being developed with PS3 as the lead platform in order to avoid the DVD restrictions. I'm sure disc size is the last thing on their mind at the moment.
That's what she said ^ lol but anyway, the number of discs shouldn't matter, as most people are likely installing the game. Microsoft disabled people from using their own memory so I don't know how much Msoft flash drives and hard drives run for these days, but I'm sure you if look around on ebay or something you should find something decently priced.
may require? Rockstar are genius engineers but not miracle workers. Of course it'll come multi-disc on the 360
meh, i install all my 360 games anyways. Not a big deal.
If GTA5 is bigger than Vice City, San Andrea, and GTA4 combined like reported then there is no way GTA5 will squeeze onto just two DVDs, especially with graphics that good. I'm guessing 3 DVDs at least.
Just like LA Noire.
As long as you dont need to change them every time you go to a new area i really dont see what the big deal is. Motorola razr i
I can't see this game working if the map was spread on multiple discs. Likely the game will require a mandatory install.
Wow...imagine how many the complete edition would have with all of the DLC.
If there is an install which there probably will be, it shouldn't be an issue... Blu-Ray is read speed is slow so it will also need an mandatory install, so anyone bringing up the Blu-Ray argument can be quiet. It's win win all around, lowers the burden on the lens, faster seek speeds on the hard drive, just sucks having to wait for things to install. But still nil desperandum!
remember when R* said that they've bared fit GTAIV on one DVD9? heck it was a problem for Team Bondi with LA Noire. I'd say do not compress and force users to buy a HDD. i want this game to be the best GTA. at the end of the day, we need HDDs to be mandatory next-gen. As what Series_lla said.
good point, but what also doesnt get mentioned very often is ps3 has quite a few games that have mandatory installs. IMHO i think ps3 & 360 should borrow ideas from eachother, make some things mandatory installs for both systems & have the option to install all discs. I have gamefly & i get a new game every couple days the first thing i do when i get a game in the mail is install it to the hdd its just habit. Im amazed some people still dont know about that feature though.
L.A. Noire was only on so many disc because of the technology used for the facial capture. They could easily make the game on 2 disc and make the second one an install only one just like Halo 4 did. Also, compression plays a big role. Skyrim's world is MASSIVE. One disc, 3.4GB install. 3GB. That's it. The size of the map doesn't always mean more discs.
I'd rather that they didn't have to compress it to crap.
The more you compress things the more likely chances are for errors to occur. Case and point Skyrim. How many patches did Bethesda issue, cause I forgot.
Wait, how will that work? I guess each disc would have the same, or similar, world map but different missions?
If it is 3 discs hopefully they will have the option to install the discs and let you play off of disc 1 only similar to what MS did with Halo 4 and Forza 4.
Came here to post this, you did it for me. 1+ Bubble/Agree
Exactly, i have both systems but i never skip over getting something for my 360 because it has more than 1 disc, just install the disc & your fine!
I should think so with that size of a map
this is why i never got an xbox. If a game cant get on one disc its not worth playing. I dont understand why xbox 360 wasnt made to run with higher capacity discs. There is not one game on ps3 or wii that requires more than one disc to play. I hope the next generation xbox doesnt require large games to be on multiple discs.
MS wanted blu-ray to fail. They were pushing HD-DVD and online gaming.