Bungie's Director of Production Jonty Barnes spoke about what they have planned for Destiny when the game launches and beyond.
Hope my hard drive can take most of these updates. Patches are getting bigger and bigger everyday. Ghosts is a good example 2-3GB for stability updates -_-. Here is hoping bungie knows how to compress there patches.
My bandwidth cries at the thought to be honest. Hey, everyone has fast, reliable internet, right?
COD is a bad example. Those guys can't make shit efficient.
Well I do. But my name is not everyone. It's Jamaal.
I hope these huge updates at least have something worth it like local split screen :/ my 500GB is feeling it already, might have to upgrade to 2TB
I do, I would love to have faster though. I have Fios 150/65
Try that in a submarine.
Its replacing data for the most part.. A 2gb update may only add 500mb to the total size on your HDD.. Bandwidth is another issue.. I have a 2gb update for wolfenstein that only adds audio for other countries.. Or completely useless to me in other words lol
Thank god my internet provider gives free downloads between 2am-8am.
I got lucky, mine doesn't pay attention. I rarely go over the limit though
The thing I hate with patches is the time to download just want to jump into the game not have to have a patch to load as soon as possible. One good feature that the xbox one has you can put a external hdd up 14tb I have running a 1tb hdd and that is enough. Bungie should have this patch really compressed to to have the download done faster.
Destiny will end up taking about 150 GB when it's all said and done with future DLC and 2015 content. 500 GB just isn't enough especially when out the box you only get 349 GB or something. * I've only played Forza 5, Titanfall, PvZ & I'm down to 289GB. I'll manage because I played all last gen with a 20 GB Xbox 360, but it would be nice if I could just buy a disc and put it in and play without having to install. Hopefully the DL isn't too long.....Going to be the longest wait ever for that DL.
How about buying an external hard drive......problem solved, I have an 3TB Hard Drive.
I'm from Australia where my internet provider is a sedimentary rock holding a bent antenna running on rubbing your feet together then touching your head and trying to download a 3GB update can take me hours...Cheers Optus :(
Lols. Fellow Optus user here. So much for that NBN roll out. F'k you Tony Abbot you clown! I got lucky and actually got my new fiber connection before they stopped the roll out. Sadly many of my PSN friends weren't so lucky :-(
That's nothing. battlefield updates usually take all together 5 times more than the actual game.
I miss when they finished games before releasing them.
That time never happened. N64, PS1, and PS2 games had plenty of horrible glitches that would be patched if they had been PS3/360 or newer games. The only games that didn't were extremely simple and had little depth. It's like whining that Skyrim had glitches when Super Mario Land 2 on SNES had none worth mentioning when the tech involved in the making of the games alone are two totally different animals at this point. While some developers are getting a little too complacent by developing the mindset of "we can patch that later", that doesn't mean games before this day and age weren't also bereft with the same or similar issues.
That being said, there was a time when patches weren't available. Ala Nintendo days, Super Nintendo etc. Developers and Publishers alike knew they had once chance to win the customer over and their game better be right. Were there still bugs and glitches... sure, but they weren't typically game breaking. That stuff had to be solved before it went to the customer or you'd have no chance of winning them back by a simple patch on release day.
remember when games didn't have updates on first day?
Remember when everything was fine out of the box and they NEVER had updates?
Nope, because that never time never happened. Games were simpler in design back then, and didn't have as many issues. This does not mean they were bereft of crippling glitches or idiotic issues on-par with modern games. They never had updates not because they were flawless, but because it wasn't possible to do without separately releasing a new copy of the game. Meaning patches back then were not worth the time or money to make them, as they are now.
I guess you don't remember Battletoads for the NES.
I played Battletoads and have no recollection of it having any problems. And I'm not saying that games never had any glitches, but they at least were playable out of the box, something that can't be said about some games today.
I don't really see the big deal. I remember when games had bugs well, that's it', you were stuck with them. You're telling me that John Montana football for Genesis meant to allow people on the kickoff to just run along the sideline and it be impossible for the CPU to tackle you? Also, what about all the NHL games on Genesis, where you skate across the left to right side of the crease and it's a goal 100% of the time. So many games had so many glitches, but we just adapted to it. We live in a day and age with the internet and the ability to patch these games. If Bungie found something or tweaked something after going gold, wouldn't you like to have it patched immediately upon playing, or would you rather wait a few weeks or months? As long as the game isn't broken and is a solid product, updates are great to keep it fresh and fair.
Haha.. I remember that NHL glitch.. Top right corner worked almost every time as well
At least give people a week to start the game then drop the patch is that so hard to ask for.
well... thats a nice way to waste part of the benefits of preloading a game... hopefully its not too big and the network doesnt completely collapse
For you maybe 2GB for anyone with cable is nothing
if the network is down because everyone is trying to download the update at the same time, you will be doing a whole lot of nothing with your game and your speedy internet.... thats one of the major benefits of preloading, all the downloads are spread out across several days and not everyone at the same time, seriously.. its common sense
I'd just like to point out that nowhere in that article do they actually say there will be a day one patch. This was his exact words when talking about changes they were making based on Beta Feedback. "We've got some things like UI readability we've got for day one that's just better." So the changes are going to be there on day one, but he didn't specify it was going to be via a patch. Maybe they've already changed it and it's going to be there on day one because it's on the disc that way.
I wouldn't be surprised if their was one. If their is, it shows Bungie is still testing the game and trying to make it the best it could be. I guess we will find out in two weeks. I really wish they would tell me the download/install size of this game. I just upgraded to a 2TB HD, but I want to know how long it will take to download this gem.
Yeah I'm not saying there won't be a patch on day one, just pointing out the title of this article is completely bogus and misleading.
Hopefully they tweaked the mini map that would be a good thing. Give the sparrow guns as-well
I recently watched the E3 2013 reveal gameplay and the UI is 10x better than it was already. The colors and the skill tree were awful. Glad their continuing to improve it. Can't wait!
And a Added photo mode for PS4 users! ..................Im kidding.
This is unacceptable. There was a delay, they've done all their beta testing and they still can't get it right? That's why I HATE internet update capabilities. Back in the day, you worked on it until was ready to ship on a cartridge or a disc and that was it. Devs have gotten lazy. NO! It's not that technology has made it easier, it's made devs lazy. They worked through it back in the day and shipped a final product and they can do it today. I'M SICK OF LOSING HARD DRIVE SPACE TO HUGE UPDATES!
UI readability! How thoughtful of them!
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