PGN - As expected, Dead Space 3 on the Xbox 360 will feature two discs needed for the Singleplayer portion of the title. For those who remember, Dead Space 2 also needed two discs.
Two disc for 360 and zero disc for PS3. Day one digital FTW. I hope more games go day one digital.
isn't it DL for 360 Day one to? And don't I have you on my PSn Buddy list??
XBL doesn't gets day one digital (According to a friend). So I could be wrong, I'm not hundred percent if that is correct. You're on my buddy list, Playing Black Ops 2.
Xbox users have to wait about six months after release for new titles to appear on the marketplace. For whatever reason this is how MS wants it and they have recently said they don't plan to change this. It must be some type of deal worked out with retailers and marketing.
PSN is rubbish for full retail games. They cost like £60 which is just crazy! It's like £15 cheaper to manufacture the discs and packaging, store them in a warehouse, ship them to shops and pay an employee to hand you the game...
Your right, it's expensive. But consider this. Those stores you speak of are either bankrupt or having major problems. Maybe that's the reason for the high price.
No the reason for the huge prices is because sony like to rip people off.
@omi25p You do realise neither MS nor Sony set the prices for 3rd party stuff? It's the greedy publishers setting those prices.
Sony likes to rip people off? even though you don't have to pay to play online? and if you have PS+ you get a buttload of free stuff for the price of 49$ a year? What does microsoft give you? you pay for xboxlive gold just so that you can use services that you have already payed for....oh..and cross game chat....
Ni no Kuni was $55 for day 1 digital, they might start giving more discount incentives on digital purchases like they did with that one.
Well this is pretty pointless now. The next Xbox could have Blu Ray.
and Sony would be making profit off the new xbox's sales..
What do you think Sony Vaio computers run? MS software...
That's very true ambientFLIER, but while windows usually comes on a computer when you buy one from a store, otherwise its usually a one time purchase, you have to think about the amount of money Microsoft would be spending buying blu-ray tech for their next xbox not to mention every time they would sell a game it would technically be profit for Sony; so every console, every disc that's sold, would be profit for Sony.
Old news is old
Microsoft should start thinking about other ways to hold data.
Just imagine how many discs GTA 5 will need for Xbox 360.
Dead Space 3 being on multiple disks on the 360 isnt a big issue but GTAV being on something like 3-5 disks could be annoying. Imagine having to swap disks every time you changed citys that would be extremely irritating unless they do something similar like LA Noir but i have a feeling that with a game this massive they wont be able to repeat LA Noires splitting with GTAV on the 360. I actually feel sorry for 360 owners if this happens to them. But hey you get what you pay for.
Obviously, the open world itself will be on one disc. That's not even something to debate. The very nature of the open world game, particularly GTA V with its three protagonists co-existing on opposite ends of the map at all times, demands the world be on only one disc. Besides, it's audio and pre-rendered cutscenes that take up the most space. Think of all the largest open world games and they are mostly on one disc, and the ones that require more than one disc do not split the map. L.A. Noire required 3 discs simply for the MotionScan facial animation technology. That giant 1947 Los Angeles map appeared in its entirety on all 3 discs. I would bet GTA V ships on one disc, just like Rockstar's other two open world games running on the RAGE engine; GTA IV and RDR. Or at the very most 2 discs, with a one-time disc swap coming at the most natural point during the story. Rockstar is all about immersion and they would make sure the disc swap does not detract from the experience to even the slightest degree. As for a separate disc for multiplayer, I would say no, because in GTA the single player map IS the multiplayer map. There are not as many additional assets needed. As for the topic of Dead Space and multiple discs, this brings back memories of Dead Space 2. That game was the only time having to swap discs actually affected my gameplay experience in a significant way, and it was actually a POSITIVE thing. I was going for the achievement to complete the game with only three saves, and the disc swap counted as a free checkpoint! Praise Altman for that!
The only way GTAV will be on one disk is if you have it digitally downloaded or you have the game partially on one disc and the rest downloaded. Stuff like audio, texture, etc... Open world game can be very massive in data. For it to be on a DVD disc, you going have to compress that thing to the max. Even if you can the performance of the game may suffer.
@kayoss Yeah the problem with multidisc is not swapping the disc (even though it might be a little last genish). The real problem is open world games or games that cannot be chopped to several discs. They need to cut content and corners where ever they can to fit the entire map/game on one DVD. THAT'S the real problem.
Now i'm starting to feel sorry for the 360 owners.
Don't be, I got 2 secounds to spare switching disc... I'll just have a quick cross game chat in the meanwhile.
This is going to happen a few more times into the 720 gets here.
Well I'm definitely not gettin' it on Xbox now... Oh no wait, it makes absolutely no difference.
Over that issue, who cares & how hard is it for people to get Thier lard arses off the couch to swap a fk disc only lazy lard arse complain.
Probably one disc for the day 1 DLC.
Making them get up out of their seats for 10 seconds? HOW VERY DARE YOU!!!!! YOU DISGUST ME!!!!!!
But 360 gets Kinect commands where you can say things like "useless peripheral" and Issac then does the exact opposite what you tell him to do. I would love to be screaming at my tv saying reload and just have him keep bringing up the objective marker.
I hope they have the Pew Pew gun back in DS3. It'd be a missing opportunity to not use Kinect and that gun together!
1 disc, 2 discs....has anyone heard of full game installs?
Damn the Kinect features made Dead Space 3 two disc for the 360 jk. Dead Space 2(360) was already 2 disc while Dead Space 2(PS3 w/Extraction) was 1 disc so it's no surprise.
They Can install disc 2 on the HDD, not a big deal.
There are a lot of pathetic tools in this topic right now. How many games have come out in the past 3 years that are 2-disc for Xbox 360? And people are STILL trying to make a go of it?