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(Twitter)   Activision says that the fully up-to-date version of Call of Duty: Cold War may not fit on consoles with only a 500GB drive   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-02-25 6:48:46 PM  
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2021-02-25 7:29:18 PM  
That's tera(byte)able
 
2021-02-25 8:08:09 PM  
Are there just dozens of maps or what?
 
2021-02-25 8:08:20 PM  
- 114m PS4's sold, connected to broadband in regions across the world
- Release a hugely popular game that contains 50gig worth of data, but you make it take 300-400gig
- Build in a little redundancy, resell the excess space as dirt cheap hosting

I mean, no, for a million reasons. But you thought about it for a sec, didn't you?
 
2021-02-25 8:09:21 PM  
360 no scope and just walk away.
 
2021-02-25 8:21:46 PM  
I mean there have to be some common assets you guys can re-use or something, a full half a TB for a game... is a bit goddamn much. That is just 4k texture bloat.
 
2021-02-25 8:32:04 PM  
The basic PS5 is "just" a TB.  So, it's even pushing it for that console.
 
2021-02-25 8:47:24 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: I mean there have to be some common assets you guys can re-use or something, a full half a TB for a game... is a bit goddamn much. That is just 4k texture bloat.


I'm told there's a lot of assets per mode, and there's 3 modes.

In my mind that means there should be a farkton of overlap, maybe not 1/3 the size, but something near that.

Here's the shiattiest part, though. I'm told the assets go to 8K. So if you have an RTX 3090 for the ray tracing and an 8k display to take advantage of that, then you are using most/all of that 500GB if you play all 3 modes.

If however you only have a 4K display, then you are only using 1/4 of that. If you are using only 1080p, that's 1/16 of that.

Now realistically it wouldn't be a linear 1 to 1 display to assest size savings, and display assets aren't the full size of the game but there's no reason the game shouldn't let you download and install only the asset quality you can make use of. Maybe they'd get down to 70 or 120GB instead of 500GB, for instance, if you only needed 1080p and 5.1 channel sound.

Instead, they make you download and install all 3 modes, make you install the 8k video assets, and make you get 7.2 channel audio assets.

A PS5 can't even display 8k. They claim it is capable, and will support it eventually via software update, but currently, only 4k.

Very wasteful
 
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