The PS4 version of GTA V, due to be released in November, will clock in at 50GB making it the biggest PS4 game to date.
damn no wonder i must uninstall old games.
Uhm... The Last of Us says hi. It is also 50GB, and it's been out for months.
Almost. GTA IS 50
And that's why games can't be all digital. At least not any time soon. A lot of people's internet speeds and service providers are not up to the task. All digital would have been nice 2 generations ago, when games were only a couple of gigs.
Speaking of PS4 hard drive, I'm at that juncture where I need to get a better internal drive. Not so much because of the capacity, but because the slooooow. I've been looking at the options, and it looks like I can go SSHD or 7200rpm mechanical, but not both. All the SSHD drives have a 5400rpm mechanical. Given that I am using the console for games, and the data reads are not going to be particularly recurring or predictable, the 7200rpm mechanical would probably be better. Right? Any thoughts from folks using them? Edit: Hmmm ~500gb SSDs aren't priced too badly. I could go for one of those, and just manage my storage a bit.
Only advice with SSDs, it's make sure the particular model has been around long enough to have old reviews. Most SSD's give zero warning when they fail, so you won't have noise or slow running, before you lose all your saves and installs. and also, the speed difference between 7200rpm and SSD is monsterous. I actually did some tests, and some software on my PC would launch faster than it would maximize from already being loaded. And when playing Bioshock Infinite I didn't have time to read the first sentence of the loading screen tips before the level was fully loaded. It's a beautiful thing.
I read somewhere that SSHDs gave the best performance for the price with the PS4. Going from SSHD to SSD didn't give as much benefit on the system. It wouldn't surprise me if a 5400rpm SSHD outperformed a 7200rpm non-hybrid Also I think Sony recommend against 7200rpm because of the possibility of added heat. Although many are using them successfully.
Thanks for the sensible replies :) The thing with SSHDs is benchmarks can be very deceiving, particularly if you run them more than once. They work by copying your most frequently read data onto the flash storage, so that it is ready for fast access. So if you are repeating a benchmark, it may get SSD-like performance. Works well on something like Windows, where you might constantly boot it up, run Outlook/Firefox/Office or whatever, and possibly even access the same spreadsheets every day. It can put that data on the flash storage for a huge performance benefit. But a console is less predictable. I'll be loading game assets and textures, switching it up way beyond the 8GB of "fast" storage. So in real usage terms that data will mostly be pulled off of the 5400rpm platters. That makes a pretty strong case for the 7200rpm drive instead. BUT I think I'll give it a month or so and see how I'm looking for capacity. If I think it will be managable I'll whack a 500gb SSD in there, they're a lot cheaper than they used to be. I'm not overly worried about reliability. I assume if I need to replace the drive later I'll be able to download my saves and such from PSN.
Save your money and go SSHD. The tests were done last year. Like you, I wanted to go SSD too. http://www.ign.com/wikis/pl...
I thought largest game was MGS4 at 50GB? http://n4g.com/news/117932/...
Huh it is ps4 game there talking about ps4 platform....
Jeez, I'm definitely not going digital on this one..
You dont really have a choice. Entire game will install either way. lol
Yeh but he doesnt wanna download it all I suspect because of how large it is and internet plans sometimes suck, probably nothing to do with the size on the hdd
well maybe he isnt going digital cause of his bandwidth allowance. or maybe cause it would take him a long time to download. so he does have a choice of going physical copie of the game. the part of install the game probably he knows ;D
Installing is a lot faster than downloading :p. I'm on uncapped Internet, but it's still a huge file!
That makes sense. It boggles my mind how some ISPs have data caps in this digital age. As for download times, shouldnt be much of an issue thanks to preloading. :)
Sounds good ;)
Yeah..... think I'll be buying it on disc lol!
What about Wolfenstein? Clocks in at 54Gb on PS4. Not 48Gb as the article says...
Well, God save the bluray.
Gotta save space for now. I only have 231GB left on my PS4 HDD
BF4 is 50Gb to(i think with all premium maps)
it will be good to finally have a good open world game on PS4. after Watchdogs we all need a game like GTAV to get rid of the nasty taste Watchdogs left.
Shadow of Mordor is pretty good to be honest and even though I haven't played it Second Son was decent as well
Yes, Shadow of Mordor is pretty awesome, and yes, so is Infamous: Second son.
i haven't played Mordor but Infamous SS is above average game. the game world is empty with nothing to do other than story missions and no multiplayer means it has zero replay value. i've never liked the Infamous games as they feel soulless and boring.
Mordor is not a real open world game like gta so stop the comparison.
I liked Watchdogs. No nasty taste here.
Not long to wait now. Bring it R*!
Really wish the PS4 came with a 1TB or a model with a 2TB... I know hard drives are cheap now but the damn thing (500GB) is almost full now.
Has someone been hoarding? Haha I know I'm terrible for keeping all my games on my console but Once you've finished with the digital content unless it's an utter classic just get rid tho, can always redownload it if you get the urge ;) but yeah in this day and age how hard would a 1TB have been to do, hey ho. Sure we'll all manage or just upgrade to a slim line in a year or 2 with the 1 or 2tb hard drive ;)
I thought Diablo 3 RoS was 55GB+ if I remembered correctly, but I googled it and it's only that big on the European servers due to the language packs.. V.S. 26GB for USA. Ridiculous really.
Upgraded to a 2TB already, so bring it on. I am surprised how quickly I filled the 500gb HDD. 320gb lasted me all last generation.
What 2TB hard drive did you get if you don't mind my asking?
Nba 2k15 is 51.4 gb
Already upgraded to a 1.5TB hard drive....wont bother me
And this is only the 1st year of new consoles and already lots of 50GB games. I can imagine that in few years games will come on several blu ray discs.
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