Sucker Punch Studio Head Brian Fleming reveals the size of the day one patch, and strongly recommends to download it.
Thank god for the internet... can't imagine what some of these games would play like without the ability to patch. I'm not directly referring to whatever the Infamous patch will do sense I have no idea, but games like BF4, Skyrim, and countless others that needed patches in order to even make parts of the game playable... again very thankful for the internet.
What ? What about the 80's, 90's and the early 2000's ? Was there online patches ? Back then bugs were cool. http://blog.youmood.me/wp-c...
Anyone have any idea what the day 1 patch is for specifically? Cant wait for this game! This is the first game so far this gen that has made me this hyped.
Maybe because games are about 10,000 times more complex nowadays than they were?
I don't like Day1 patches but I guess we live at a time where this became the standard. So if a developer words it like this: "I highly, highly recommend people pick it up. The improvements and other things inside of it are well worth the time to download it." I'm actually looking forward to the game even more. I trust Sucker Punch that the reason for the patch is more "polishing" rather than "fixing" (like it was for BF4 for example).
day 1 patches just mean that they have to ship the game early due to datelines before all the polishing job done! it's the same as shipping unfinished games and thank god these patches are free and it doesn't hurt so bad! I swear to god if one day if game patches cost some money or only come in the form of paid DLC, I'll stop gaming for good!
Yeah because game breaking glitches back then weren't a nuisance.
Why are you praising the internet for the ability to patch games? If developers / publishers didn't have the ability to patch games via the internet, then they would be a LOT more proactive about preventing these bugs / glitches / gameplay problems. So the thing you're praising is also the thing that, in theory, is also causing a need for patches to happen.
Actually when developers didn't have the ability to patch games, they just apologized for the bugs (that were there, and were aplenty) and move on, while we had to work around them.
Well I believe that these patches are somehow a kind of stealth DRM ? No ?
I understand games have grown leaps and bounds in complexity since the dawning of the internet connected console became common and I would not dare assume a developer is being lazy when shipping a game out that might have bugs. I’m simply saying that the internet connection gives developers a hell of a lot more freedom to do more, knowing they can fix it later. Is that always the right approach? No, but it also gives us as the consumer a little bit of ease of mind knowing they can fix, improve, or change things after the fact. If a game had bugs or crashes in the 1980s or 90s, we were often screwed out of $50, $60 dollars.
Well there are several Wii games that had bugs that broke save games or prevent the player from progressing and people had to send in their disc to get a replacement with the problem fixed. There are always bugs no matter how hard and long they work on it. In that regard it's better to have the ability to patch if necessary.
After a game goes gold the developers find more bugs and patch as many as possible before release. Hence why day one patches exist OP.
Day one patch for a PS4 exclusive and ppl forget how much they hate the practice. Man as much as I like Playstation stuff i'm not kissing ass like that. Have fun smelling it too, just don't forget to avoid picking up hair in your tongue.
Well that's tasteless and unnecessary
@ liquid LOL sorry I needed to emphasize the point, and since this site is crazy anyway I thought it would fit in well.
Also IDK if you noticed, but most of content and comments on this site are tasteless and unnecessary anyway(Flamebait, rumor tweets,obvious comments used to pander for votes by the top commenters who show up to seemingly every article on the site, etc..). Should be checking up on them too.
IDK if you noticed, but when any game on any console gets a day one patch, some people care and some don't, just like every other issue on the planet. Stop implying that one group is the only one that does something and you might make more sense. Also, if you won't stand for day one patches then I guess you'd better find a new hobby because they are the norm now and have been for at least a few years.
And on that day it was realised that all those people screaming at microsoft about needing an internet connection they didnt have... went online with their consoles and downloaded this patch.
...that isn't necessary to actually play the game.
nor 13GB long.
Almost every game nowadays has a day one patch. How does that compare with not being able to play a console offline? Besides, even if you have an unstable connection you can still download a patch. And guess what: even if you don't have an internet connection at all you can still play the game ;p Your move.
Even past that, you could borrow someone's internet and with a USB key you have patched your game.
And on this day you realized that an optional patch isn't the same as a mandatory internet connection. ... who am I kidding?
Some people should really think hard before they type out a sentence, it would save time and also make them seem a lot less stupid. There is a good quote I think is appropriate here "light travels faster than sound, this is why some people seem bright until they speak".
And on that day, lemoncake of N4G was schooled.
Why does every game have a day one patch? I hate having terrible internet (0.25)Download
Go to a kinkos and download it to a usb.
Remember when people use to condemn devs who couldn't put out a finished and do a day one patch? I do and I still dislike it.. good thing inFAMOUS was always on my never buy list.
It's a 300MB patch so I doubt it would do much. By now we are at a point where not having a day one patch would be surprising.
You were never going to get Infamous, and yet here you are on an article relating to Infamous. OT: I wonder what the patch is for if its well worth the download.
Yup, nice thing about PUBLIC FORUMS is that I can express my OPINION. Sorry, you can't handle the fact someone's is different than yours. It's a mediocre game with a poor storyline and some decent too okay gameplay. It's not the worst game ever but it's nothing to get all hot and bothered over like some of the fanboys here.
@Summon WHy the fuck are you here hating on infamous in an infamous article? You care enough about the game to comment about it that's for sure.
@Summons Yes it is your opinion and these are public forums, however it doesn't make sense to come on and comment on an article relating to a game that you will never buy. You don't see me going over to a Titanfall article and calling it "COD with mecs" just cause I don't want the game ( I do think it is a somewhat innovative game it is just not my cup of tea).
Oh, cool, so you've obviously played it since " It's a mediocre game with a poor storyline and some decent too okay gameplay." You obviously know more about it than the people who are actually interested in it. No, wait, those are just your preconceived notions stated as fact. I'll be the judge of the story and gameplay when I actually play the game, ya know? That's how that works. OT: I'll find out soon enough for myself, I've got doorstop delivery on launch. Opinions are opinions, but critiquing gameplay and story before anybody even knows? Really??
No problem for me a patch. Just good !. A perfect game without problems with a first day patch. Hurraaa for suckerpunch !.
You do know you can play without the patch right?
The patch is there for a reason ?
And that you could run into a game breaking bug right? Or have problems right? I'm sure they didn't just put this out for the fun of it.
well the way people were complaining its like the game can't be played at all without the patch.
you can play without the patch until a bug breaks your PS4
Still got to get my preorder down for this.
believe the hype
What, what about poor gamers with no internet access? J/K :). Patch is good as it allows developers to fix issue as they go all through the generation and since these new consoles have background download capability, it should be pretty much seamless.
This trend of releasing unfinished games needs to stop.
I agree. There is too much rush. I remember when they used to release games when they were done
Did you guys just started gaming this gen or something? Games have long been shipped unfinished. The only difference is now sometimes bugs get fixed. This is a good thing, unless you like game breaking bugs that couldn't be fixed and had to look for a work around.
Been playing games for more than 20 years and since last gen, I don't remember playing a game that didn't needed a patch. Devs release broken games left right and center everyday and they know it hence the day one patch so no, it is not a good thing to screw people that do not have internet connection.
350mb with fibre optic, will take a couple of minutes
Even less! I have a 200mb down connection and downloaded Dead nation last night in about 5mins. The game size is slightly over 2GB.. It's great to see the download bar just flying ;)
Odd i always thought the download speed was more down to the limit at which the site or network you are downloading from set it to, as in if i could download at 400gbs but the sites limit was 2mbs then it wouldnt go over that. I may be wrong but i dont think i am.
Well the speed rarely reaches the max 200mb but it's still very fast... If there is a ton of traffic it's clearly slower.
I'm wondering what's the point of day-one patches? Can't they just include all the improvements/additions in the game itself? PS IM JUST ASKING DONT KILL ME WITH DISAGREES.
Game had already gone gold meaning copies are being sent to print as we speak. (The physical copy can now not be altered) The patch is for whatever bugs they find in between the game going gold and the game hitting retail.
Games go gold (final shippable build) weeks before they release. Any post-gold changes made to the game need to be delivered in a patch, just like any other change to a game.
Because they can't complete the game before release...
I wish they could release the patch before they release the game. This way I would be able to download it and be ready to play as soon as I buy it
According to the devs, this patch will be the finishing touches, i don't know what it is, but all the more reason i want it.
maybe it is non-gamebreaking bugs
The time? Ha HA! We're used to 600mb BF4 patches every time we power up, I think we'll manage with a day1 patch Sucker Punch :P
Welcome to the next gen, where an online connection isn't mandatory, but... wait, it kinda is. At least it's a manageable size *ahem* CODBattlefieldDeadRising...
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