Depending on how quickly your game is downloading, you may be limited to a smaller portion of the open-world until the game finishes downloading portions of the world on the PS4 and Xbox One.
I can wait a few hours for a download to finish, If i can wait years .
Or you can buy the game on disc and your good to go. I'm talking about Sony Ofcourse. You won't need to download anything or use the Internet for that matter
Games are about 100$ where i live so i have to get most games digital, consoles here at around 1000$ at launch so even console prices for other regions dont affect here ):
I'm getting the Witcher 4 for the pc, but this doesn't seem like a big deal at all.
Yeah, I don't think playing the game while it downloads is gonna work out good for me seeing as my net is slow.
I feel your pain man. Leave your console on and go to work? Come back for a reward.
so next-gen is not gonna offer pre-loading if you buy digital? That's been standard on the pc for years...
Microsoft should adopt the concept of Steam for their Xbox One. Make a update to get rid of the 24/7 DRM and lower the prices of games for sells. Steam can play offline, Microsoft should do the same. Xbox One will be their weakest consoles in sells. It will never win with that $500 dollar price tag. They should of thought of their 360 sells before that included this DRM and spybot in their system.
Day 1 PC confirmed.
I'll just buy it on disc for PS4
i don't get it just play it off the Blu ray disc, right?
On Xbox One every title has to be downloaded onto your HDD, even hard copies/discs, and then registered to your Live account. (Blu-Ray is only used as a game transfer system on Xbox One, it doesn't ever play games off the disc). The benefit of buying the hard copy/disc in this instance is that you only have to install the game off the disc to your HDD rather than buying the digital copy and waiting for it to download. On PS4, you don't have to download it onto your HDD if you buy the hard copy/disc. It WILL play the game off the disc. You also don't have to register the game online to play it.
well, that only concerns anyone willing to buy the XBone. certainly not me.
Download it onto your hd? Way to go on spreading false information. You install the game from the disc on your HD, you dont download it. And yes it does a full install, but you can play the full game right away after installing. And you dont have to register it to your account, that happens automatically. They are discussing the digital download here, not the disc version...
I didn't spread false information, idiot. I said 'the benefit of buying the hard copy/disc (on Xbox One) is that you only have to INSTALL the game off the disc to your HDD rather than buying the digital copy and waiting for it to download.' You somehow continue to make yourself look more moronic in every comment you post.
You take alot of space off the hard drive, which is not good at all.
I am getting this on disk, so download speed shouldn't mean as much for me.
Hence why physical media with always be better than digital.
"Always" ... No. Sometimes... Yes.
Digital is better on PC because you can preload it about a week before the game comes out.
Unless they have seriously upped the speed of blu-ray drives, I kinda think most game on the PS4 will need to be installed as well. Why do you think many games on the PS3 had to be installed or at least a portion installed? Blu-ray drives are too slow to stream that much data as the game needs it.
A lot of PS3 games don't need installs and it works just great. The Last of Us didn't need an install.
Not all games can work that way. Trust me, if installs were needed this generation it is only going to get worse next gen with much higher quality assets.
Kinda misleading title ha.
or just get the superior PC version and bypass all this supposedly 'next gen' console limitations, while also being DRM free. Its kinda sad that they were only barely announced and games that are truly graphically impresive are being limited by the new consoles. Pretty pathetic really
But GDDR5... and The cloud?
Pc is upgrading to DDR4 ram next year which is arguabley superior to the GDDR5 becuase super tight timings are not in the ps4 (gddr5 is used in video cards because its fast and the vram doesnt need accuracy) when Haswell-E comes out bringing octacore i7s to the high end main stream with 16 threads @4ghz and it will oc to like 4.8 and the AMD and Nvidia gpus will have 6GB GDDR5 VRAM with around 4000 cores with 22nm transitors. Don't even waste your time on the next gen consoles their garbage compared to PC and I'm going to laugh when the Xbone and PS4 get emulated in 2-3 years and the "exclusives" look better on the emulators. Their is nothing special about the new consoles they are low end gaming computers with a watered down OS that can just do Media and Games. They are literally Pcs in a console box.
Yeah wouldn't it be nice if they packed $1500 of PC hardware into a $399 console. As a PC gamer I for one am very glad new consoles are coming out and that they use PC architecture. We've been stuck with PS3/360 specs holding back multiplat game developers far too long. PS4/XBO as the new baseline is a huge boost to PC gamers.
Dream on, the consoles are advancing. PC "was" better, but on current gen.
A decent P.C can't even emulate PS3 and 360 games yet, what makes you think in 3 years time it will be able to emulate next gen games?
DDR4 is going to expensive for a while. And as I understand it, finding a processor and motherboard that works 100% with it will be your main hurdle atm. Happy updating.
Well they definitely won't be emulated in 2 to 3 years....at least not at playable frame rates. But they WILL be emulated much more easily than PS3/360 due to their much more PC-like architectures.
I will wait till the end, it's not a problem, not even worth to be mentioned.
Nobody will care
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