With the PS3 version of God of War 3 eating up 35GB, one would expect an insane file size on Sony's PS4 for the HD remaster. According to Sony's EU and UK stores the game will only be around 20% larger.
even 42 GB is huge. But, indeed, comparing to 35GB PS3 file size we were waiting a larger file with 1080p/60FPS.
Exactly I was expecting at least 50GB. Sizes may change though and this is a download size it seems.
A lot of the space on the PS3 version may have been redundant to lower loading times. With the PS4 hard drive install, it doesn't have to be as bloated.
Framerate doesnt increase the file size
Some of the content in GOW III is pre-rendered videos that are shown while data is loaded for 3d models and textures. If you look closely on the ps3 version you can see compression artifacts in some of the cut scenes. Framerate does affect the size of video.
It could affect if the pre-rendered videos were 60fps in the remaster based on whatever bitrate they choose, but they are 30fps, at least from what I can see in the Hades demonstration.
hesido, are they 1080p? ps3 videos were 720p.
Good question, I can't really check. Maybe they had the original in-engine rendered videos at 1080p30 , but didn't care to re-render them at 60fps like the good guys at ND, but just re-encoded them at 1080p instead of 720p. That could also explain the slight difference in size.
im pretty sure ps3 was uncompressed due to the slowness of bluray. yet on ps4 its compressed as drive is faster. so its a bigger difference that just the disc image size.
That doesn't makes sense. If you have a slow drive, you'd want to compress as much as possible on the source.
The game looked amazing on the ps3 don't see how better it can look on the ps4. I honestly don't see the point of this remastered.
Personally I dont see the point the point of remastered games which releases few years ago. But it looks like its in fashion....
The game was overrated on graphics to begin with. Hades boss battle was impressive but that's it. But I still don't like remastering games that are pretty recent in time and then charging $40+ for it.
I think a lot of Sony's remasters are for all of the ship jumpers from the xbox 360. Their perception is that there is probably a lot of PS4 owners that didn't have a PS3.
@mike you need to stop drinking that lemonade.
think of the millions of people new to PS this gen. thats why were seeing them. i just uncharted gets one because even though i played them i want to play again. I do wish there was a God of War collection though and not just 3
PS4 is much more powerful than the PS3, of course it can look better. Do we need it? I've only played the demo(have collection on backlog) of the PS3 version, but even now after playing it again, I don't think it needs a remaster, not for $40 at least..
Remasters are fasion nowadays. The game was a blast on the PS3 and of coure im getting it on the PS4. Whether I enjoy it as much on the PS4 as I did on the PS3 remains the questions - probably not as it's not entirely new but still
The demo is nothing compared to the final release. The graphics are better, framerate was a lot better and they changed a ton of stuff that happenes at the beginning.
id don't get it...how does this hurt ANYONE? i swear i am getting really tired for this bitching everyday
Well, I guess some of us assume it takes time/manpower and resources away from development of new IP's and continued franchises. Some games do deserve remasters, and I think there is quite a profit/reason for some, but GOWIII really isn't one, in my eyes.
or even just remastering a more obscure game.
The remaster technically won't matter much. But if it's blooming in sale, you know people's gonna do more of these remasters and putting on the ridiculous price tags like this one. I don't know about you but if this actually happens then i'll be hurt a lot as i imagine all those effort that can be put into new games.
hey man they would have bitched about a pricier PS4 if it had Backwards Compatibility. But without B/C, now they get to bitch about the inevitable rise of remasters.
It's the Internet. People can't stand others have different approach like for example wanting to play on their favourite console the games they want and they got to convince them There's also the hypocrisy from gaming sites. The same sites that were listing GOW 3 in 'games that should be remastered' got to bitch about it when it happens
I got 99 problems and remasters are all of them. Actually, I don't mind remastered games. I can resist the urge to buy them if need be.
Sincerly, i prefered an Uncharted Trilogy Remastered insteed of this, Uncharted 4 is on the way, an Uncharted Trilogy would be awesome !!! Imagine Uncharted 2 in 1080p 60fps and great textures !!! how great can be if they made a remastered version for al three games ...
Ahh man, i would love to play the Uncharted remastered quadrilogy, swiftly followed by Uncharted 4.
I would Pay top dollar for Uncharted Golden Abyss, Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake's Deception all remastered in 1080p and 60fps.. They should simply call it, "Uncharted: Drake's Collection" with the same love and care they gave The Last of Us:Remastered and i'd buy it in a heartbeat
The jump to 1080p is MASSIVE and the solid frame rate will also help things look better and more importantly run more smoothly.
"don't see the point of this remastered" ....did you think gamers are made for lolz? $$$$ is very correct. That is the only reason.
the point is its remastered for those who jumped ship from other platforms to PS4. its Sony's way of saying sorry for the screw ups they did for PS3
I never finished it nor MGS4. May as well do it on PS4.
Same, haven't beither all the GOW's/MGS's yet, but still would not pay $40 for a remaster when I could get the PS3 versions for $3. The improved graphics would be entertaining for only a while, unless the originals were riddled with bugs/lag/graphical issues, if so then maybe it'd be worth a rent :p..
We are dealing with Teras storage now, so no problem.
The title made it sound like they actually rendered Kratos's character model to be 20% larger in the remaster
That's what I thought
That is exactly how I interpreted it as well. Why even bring Kratos' name into the title of the article?
I was never really a fan of the ps3 besides the exclusives and I bought the ps3 just for this game series and The uncharted series. I went to the midnight release and bought the collectors edition.I still have Pandoras box
20% Larger is Kratos taking over for Jimmy Johnson.
What's the point of this remaster? Its not exactly an old game, many gamers last gen own both 360 and PS3 and now there not even making the remaster much different.. This game needs to sell at a good price. If Sony plan on charging full price for this, its clearly ripping people off. State of Decay on XB1/PC only cost $30 new, Halo MCC had 4+games and only charged us the price of 1 game. Sony need to do the same or consider this game a rip off.
Goddess of Love will be X20 happier then
Is thius a joke article? it's surprising that the game is larger at all, why would it be bigger? did they retouch some textures or models? just upping the resolution of the frame ufeer does nothing for the final size of the game files... same goes for the frame rate... it may just be the different OS and architecture that resulted in a bigger compiled package...
Never plaid it, might give it a shot when price go down to 20$
Whatever that means lol
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