Submitted by Queasy 43d ago | news

‘Diablo III’ PS4 Will Gobble Up European Bandwidth With 60GB Download, Find Out Why

INQ: Large game downloads for this new era of the PS4 and Xbox One are nothing new. However, the download size for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition in the European Playstation Store may have just taken the cake, and most of your data cap along with it. (Diablo III, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, PS4)

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user1439414  +   43d ago
OMG 60gb will take me forever to DOWNLOAD. I hope I do not have to download all the dumbass languages when all I NEED is ENGLISH.
LocutusEstBorg  +   43d ago
The way console games work, you need to download all the languages.
Erudito87  +   43d ago
nope language packs can be optional
The_Eternal_one  +   43d ago
See folks and this is why an all digital future sucks. Physical copies FTW!!
Breakline  +   43d ago
Digital preloading makes things a lot easier though! haha
The_Eternal_one  +   43d ago
Well I'm not bed ridden or a vampire so getting up and going out to the store to get a game doesn't bother me. Besides what are you even talking about the article is about the game eating up data and not about what's easier Smh plus you still gotta download to pre load and install it after anyway.
Ripsta7th  +   43d ago
Even with the disc you still use up the GB, only difference being if you go digital you have to download this data
Tempest317  +   43d ago
Thats kind of a huge difference...and thats the reason people are upset...60gb download is ludicrous for a lot of people
TheEternalGamer  +   43d ago
you could simply put your PS4 on standby like i do and have your games install digitally or on disc that way your PS4 doesn't overheat while you wait for your games and you can go play something else like some PS3 games, maybe go back and play some PS1 and PS2 games you never finished yet etc. doesn't take that long when its on standby and when its done their you go you get to play! :D
Heisenburger  +   43d ago

When you insert a game it copies alllllll of the data onto your harddrive. Now with preload it's actually faster to download a game. Not sure why you had to spit back some passive aggressive insult like "I'm not a vampire so I can go out derp." Now you're wrong, and rude.

I buy digital to ensure that I have a library of games, as I cannot trust myself not to trade all my games in otherwise.
Volkama  +   43d ago
I assume the poor chap is in a land where data caps are common. As far as I know that is just America, but there are probably some other nations with similar bastards running their ISPs.
FullmetalRoyale  +   43d ago

I live in America, and while I don't have a cap, loads of people apparently do. I don't get how a company can limit how much internet you can use. It's not like water. Just let your paying customers use it.

Back to the topic at hand:

I'm not sure data caps are his issue. I think a general misunderstanding is. The fact that he disagreed with the two people that corrected him leads me to think that he was mistaken, now embarrassed of that fact. I for one was surprised myself upon learning that there will be no storage difference between physical and digital. SO... digital for me as well.
The_Eternal_one  +   43d ago
Volkama and tempest317 get what I'm saying. I live in Canada I don't have a cap but doesn't mean I don't see how an all digital future can suck for others that aren't as fortunate as people like myself that do have unlimited data. Sometimes it's not always about you.
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FullmetalRoyale  +   43d ago
"Sometimes it's not always about you."

I don't appreciate the backhanded insult of my character. I replied about you. Not the world, you. I corrected your misconceptions of the harddrive space, yet you try and act like you're talking about the world? No. That wasn't the conversation. I'm not actually mad at all, I just don't appreciate you moving goalposts.

"Well I'm not bed ridden or a vampire so getting up and going out to the store to get a game doesn't bother me. Besides what are you even talking about the article is about the game eating up data and not about what's easier Smh plus you still gotta download to pre load and install it after anyway."

^^THIS is what the conversation was about man. You were/are wrong. You are wrong. It takes the same amount of space whether or not you are digital of physical, to which you reply "Bu-bu! All digital isn't viable for everyone in teh earth!!1one!"

Very transparent, and not at all amusing.
The_Eternal_one  +   42d ago
Of course it's the fucking same lol when did I say it wasn't? Also who is talking about Hdd space? What I said was directed at the dude that said "Digital preloading makes things a lot easier though! haha" of course if I have a data cap of let's say 40gb a month I'm not gonna waste my data on a 60gb game as I would be going over my cap and in the end pay additional charges to my isp.

So that means I would get up and go to the store and buy the physical copy. That is why an all digital future sucks for those that aren't fortunate to have unlimited access to downloading. Do you understand now? Am I still moving goal posts for you?
Metallox  +   43d ago
It would take an entire day to download that thing with my Internet. That file size is massive.
once_a_jedi  +   43d ago
God of War HD collection, (18 GB) took 10 days of continuous downloading,have a better connection now.
Tru_Blu  +   43d ago
Glad my internet just got bumped up to 100Mb/s
SlavisH2  +   43d ago
glad i have 1500mb/s :) fiber optic rulz!
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Tru_Blu  +   43d ago
1500?? What you have, Google fiber is 1000 and that is the fastest I know of.
SlavisH2  +   43d ago
@Tru_Blu i dont use a residential internet plan. I'm lucky where I am and work. One of my co-works gets almost 5gbps!
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Mr Marvel  +   43d ago
Long live the Blu-ray disc!

Retail copy everytime for me. Especially considering 60GB would be 2/5 of my monthly download quota.
MysticStrummer  +   43d ago
Too bad physical copies are slowly on the way out. I prefer them myself by far.
TRD4L1fe  +   43d ago
physical copies arent gonna disappear.
matt139  +   43d ago
I still cannot believe that there are people out there who have download limits. I pay the equivalent of $30 a month for 40mb down/8mb up and have unlimited download usage.
WikusVanDeMerwe  +   43d ago
I have Comcast and Comcast is my only option where I live. I pay $70 per month and have a 300GB cap and if I go over I can pay $10 for an extra 50GB.

Comcast is really caring and giving by letting me have that extra internets for 10 bucks and it shows they will share it for a small donation.

I love my Comcast! <3
Tru_Blu  +   43d ago
Wait net neutrality is dead so your ISP can do whatever the hell they want with your internet. Prime example is how they slow netflix to a crawl unless netflix pays them to allow the traffic.
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bumnut  +   43d ago
Not sure why games are so big these days, Titan fall was 50GB and was a mediocre looking game which lacked content.
1nsomniac  +   43d ago
Titanfall used completely uncompressed audio which is what took almost 40gb.

Seems to be what most developers are doing these days because it's so easy to put the original audio source material in, which is a bit of a cheap trick because in reality it makes very little difference but bulks the game up considerably to make it look like it contains more quality content & forces the customer to lose a lot of their system resources.

In the case of Diablo & not separating languages, that's just straight up laziness. No excuses for it they just simply cannot be assed!
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Jsoc  +   43d ago
I'm glad the US PSN store is only 28GB and it should take me about 1hr or so..... I have a 300/20 Mb/s connection.... Can't wait one more week
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mdluffy  +   43d ago
Most people in my country (nl) have no data cap, don't know about other European countries.
matt139  +   43d ago
Same here. I thought it didn't even exist anymore but apparently in USA it does.
slappy508  +   43d ago
Erm, I downloaded tales of xilia this week and it took almost half the day to download. So this would be the online equivelant journey of Frodo taking the ring to be cast in the fiery mountains of Mordor. Luckily I can take a shortcut and have preordered the physical copy..
Lucreto  +   43d ago
My data cap it really high I think about 2TB a month and a penny a megabyte after that. I have never hit that limit yet.

My internet speed is 200mb/s so it won't take too long for me.
kewlkat007  +   43d ago
200mb/s whoa
Rob_Ko  +   43d ago
damn, I'm buying disc then.
Hanuman  +   43d ago
I don't know about the rest of Europe, but in The Netherlands there is no such thing as a 'data cap' on internet subscriptions.
Rob_Ko  +   43d ago
it depends of the provider, some offer unlimited, but mobile LTE usually don't.

btw, I just checked my Diablo 3 folder on PC (no RoS) and it's only 19.5 gigs
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OH_u_DEAD  +   43d ago
ANd this is why going all digital is hard. with only 500gb you have to pick and choose what stays on your hard drive,unless you decide to upgarade. i only own like 5 games on my ps4 and hard drive space is getting low.
Mikeyy  +   43d ago
Really sucks for those users that are stuck with bandwidth caps.

Makes your Internet virtually useless.

Im still pissed Verizon took away our unlimited cell phone data, twitch chews through way to much so I have to use WiFi where I can. Its annoying. Most local wifis are limited to 1 MBps download lol...
sGIBMBR  +   43d ago
I downloaded TLoU Remastered digitally (41.7GB) it only took me about 2 hours, so this really wouldn't be a big deal for me.

The only problem I have with games this large is that my PS4 HDD is only 500GB, I recently had to remove some games from my HDD as I was running out of space. It doesn't matter if you buy digitally or on BluRay because you have to install the game anyway.

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