With Battlefield 3's depth, scope and breadth being something that's unprecedented in certain aspects, install sizes for the DICE-developed shooter has been a hot topic for months.
My 320gb HD laughs at your 2gb install
My 500gb laughs more! =D
My 1 TB HD laughs harder :P
Some guy who sounds dumb as a rock is currently playing on ps3. http://www.ustream.tv/chann...
^Cool story bro.
My 80GB with a little over 1000MB of free space sheds a tear :`(
@ WarPonyDestroyer Your link shows no video. Try Again
@orange-skittle His video is valid, the kid is at work. Said he'd be back streaming in a few hours... 6pm pac time.
Is their an option to install better txturs like on 360?
the PS3 already has the textures by default, you have to install the so called "high-res textures" on the 360,just to get it to look like the PS3 version. Oh and btw, no HDD and you get what they called a standard def version on the 360
@dantesparda Correct that the mandatory install for the PS3 has the pack within it. The optional install for the Xbox 360 is reported to be similar size. As for the HDD... as long as you have at least the 4GB you can still avail the optional install. I don't know of a single Battlefield fan who doesn't have a HDD. So you should be ok.
Because Legion knows them all!
@Parapraxis Upgrade... you will never have to worry again. Do it big though. I started with an 80gb, stepped up to a 320gb and now I'm at 750gb. It's worth the small investment. I have over 150 downloadable titles and over 120 retail titles with various DLC, music, videos, etc and I'm not even half way full on my HD. On topic: Story won't load for me... does this include the super textures or whatever they're called? Anyway... CAN'T WAIT FOR BATTLEFIELD 3!!! Feel free to friend... guitarded77 across all consoles.
my 160gig cries
My stock 120gb laughs at this.
@Biggest Obviously I don't know them all but simple logic that BF3 is a more hard core game and thus would fall into the category of hard core gamers that have HDD systems. But I do know MANY on the Xbox 360 and all have HDD. Still have not ran into a single player that hasn't got an HDD. Though I am sure they exist they aren't the core gamer nor are there many. Majority of people who bought a model without a hard drive have already upgraded and purchased hard drives separately. The same person that doesn't have a hard drive likely is not a Gold Live member either... so doesn't fall into the typical BF3 gamer.
My 4TB laughs the hardest
My 250GB doesn't know how to laugh, Microsoft doesn't make em like that.
My poor 60gb launch ps3 is crying in agony at having to delete more stuff to make room... Being a college student with a crap paid part time job sucks xD
Check out sales at newegg or the like. You'll find that they can be very cheap, and you won't need to be hastled with this problem again.
I have an obese 80GB PS3 and he feels no pain, only sadness.
You can get a 500gb hard drive for around$50 on amazon.
:( i have a 30 gb fat.... he wants to suicide
Im a full time college student and i could still scratch up $30 to get a 300GB HDD, it aint that hard. i just traded in some game i didnt want anymore and used that money to get a HDD from amazon
upgrade your harddrive, it really is worth the investment.. I actually seen a 1tb 2.5" hard drive for £45 which is around $65 ?.. the only downside to upgrading is you may have to spend a couple of hours when your first get it to re-download any downloaded games.. other than that it's well worth it :D
I totally would all, but i am currently earning only £5 an hour at work (really sucks for 19 year old) and I have pro tools to buy soon :) Might get a cheap and cheeerful 250gb or even just a 120gb :D
Im downloading the Origin PC version now. Its 11.4 GB. I expected the PC version to be a little bigger. Oh well. Cant wait!!!!
Ya, same here. I thought it would've been at the very least 20GB in size!
That fits quite well with information from NVidia LAN "Per multiplayer level - 200 - 250 MB of streamed object meshes - 1.3 - 1.5 GB of streamed object textures" 9*1.5 GB = 13.5 GB And textures can be compressed on DVD to expand during install. I guess the DVD media on both PC and Xbox limits actual size. @caperjim - Could you check actual install size?
@RegorL The actual install size on pc is 11.4 GB. I checked again after it was fully installed.
My 750GB HD laughs at your puny install, MUAHAHAHAHA!!! 8P 8)
Just play it for the PC and you have no worries ;)
Wow, that's not too bad, at least much better than shooters like RAGE.
you can that again! RAGE takes up 7.7 GB altogether and its still got massive pop-in!
Not as worse as expected. Either way, can't wait to pop this badboy in.
Same, is this including the texture pack though?
The "high def" texture pack is the only texture pack on PS3, so yes.
No it is not including the texture pack. I think I saw that with the texture pack it's more like 8gb? I also know for certain that the texture pack for 360 is 1.5gb so if you go off that, a mandatory install of 2+1.5 equals 3-4ish gb total install?
@tdog http://www.joystiq.com/2011... There is no texture "pack" on PS3. The high def textures are the only textures. The only reason the "high def" pack exists at all is because it's only possible via an install on 360. DICE had to make it optional since not everyone has a hard drive. There is a "standard def" pack if you just play without the install, and the "high def" pack is offered as optional. EDIT: I love how someone disagreed with me for posting fact and backing it up with a source.
@ MrBeatdown, The ps3 has the texture pack as well. It just has the benefit of being on the blu-ray disk instead of a separate disk. It will download from the disk onto the hdd. So both the ps3 and 360 have the texture pack. People just get crazy since oh my the 360 is on a separate disk. They both have the pack, one is just single disk while the other is multi disk.
@tdog I basically already said that. Of course the PS3 is going to have these textures. I pointed out that they were part of the default, mandatory install. The point is, it's ridiculous to even call it a "pack" as if it's something unique when the textures are just part of the basic install on PS3. The only reason the term "pack" is used, is because it's some clever marketing by DICE to make the 360 install sound more special than it is. And it seems to be working. People seem to think it's some kind of bonus or new feature, when really, all it is, is an optional way to bring the 360 version up to the other versions' standard. Playing without it, you'll be playing an inferior version.
@MrBeatdown The 2GB install size on PS3 is interesting as one multiplayer level would fit... From Nvidia LAN "Per multiplayer level - 200 - 250 MB of streamed object meshes - 1.3 - 1.5 GB of streamed object textures" PS3 could use this as a Bluray cache (like RAGE) and get almost full texture resolution from the PC install. (but it really doesn't as screen resolution on PS3 is limited way below PC)
Well, having about 90GB of storage left, this is nothing really. Bring it
When you look at RAGE, this is nothing. Props, DICE.
Was expecting it to be bigger than that, not too bad.
Pretty average install size. HMV you better not frekin delay my delivery.
I got mine from GAME cos they usually drop it off either on the day or a day earlier. Why HMV?
They're giving the steelbook edition for the same price.
And if they do happen to mess it up they give you 3000 reward points which equal £7.50 :P.. happend to me with dead island lol
I no longer even look at the install sizes for my ps3 since we can upgrade the hdd so cheaply & easily! Now games on my 360 i always have to stop & look :(
Ironically, on your Xbox 360 the install is optional... what are you waiting for, pop it in and play naow! Personally, I install to just prevent wear and tear on that mechanical drive. It is the part that is the most likely to fail. That is one of the things I'm concerned about when leaving a game while not playing on the PS3. The disc is spinning the entire time.
To be honest i dont even think of it as "optinoal" at this point. I always install games.
I don't consider it optional either, because I would rather wait 10 minute for the entire disc to install than have a busted optical drive and having to buy a new console. Besides I have the hard drive space for it. That said, many people don't install at all, and/or don't even know the feature exist. Bottom line is I like options, but I don't have to use it!
Point gun at own foot. Pull trigger.
So is that including the texture pack?
No it is not including the texture pack. I think I read some where that with the texture pack it's more like 8gb. I also know for certain that the texture pack for 360 is 1.5gb so if you go off that, a mandatory install of 2+1.5 equals 3-4ish gb total install?
Where are you getting your info tdo? Sounds bogus to me.
Why do you spread misinformation? a commenter above just explained exactly what it is to you, but you seemed to have missed that point entirely
I'm pretty sure that IS the texture pack.
2GB? No problem, getting a new HDD this December, then it will be even a less of a problem. :D
BEAST ! gonna be an epic game bought cod all cods and battlefields (after 2) and this year im dropping cod all about the BATTLEFIELD!!!
My 20gb say "ah hell nawz". My 750gb had a better attitude
i gat 250gigs im ALLLLLLL GOOOOODDDD :)
Im ready to go
Yeah, this isn't nearly as bad as I expected.
I was honestly expecting more...
I was expecting 5gb. But, damn! Good job DICE for lowering it to 2gb only. Other 3rd party devs should take notes from you guys. *looks at id software*
Why do people hate install sizes? I play on Xbox, and install every game before playing (it's optional) and it makes the game run better, and quieter. The bigger the install, the better IMO. I don't care whether other people have the HHD space; I do that all that matters to me (over 100gb free on both my consoles) I hate the fact that DICE had to consider Xboxes with no HHD.
Nice, I was expecting 4-5 gb.
My 40gb is trembling in a corner begging for mercy from this install.
Someone in the world has a launch 20GB PS3 that just hung itself in the closet with and Ethernet cord.