The Xbox 360 version of id Software's Rage will fill three discs' worth of play content, including a multiplayer mode that takes up a whole disc all on its own. Whereas the PS3 version will take up 8GB of HD space, the 360 version's installation – a move recommended by id's Tim Willits – will gobble up 22GB of HD space in one go. Such a party-sized helping of content is great news for players with an appetite for the epic, but may prompt a flurry of preemptive data re-organization for those with less storage. Thankfully Willits has a solution that puts the “work” in “workaround.”
Above: All that data and id didn't have much space left over for pants
“Install the first disc... then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two,” suggests Willits to Eurogamer. “You can go back if you want to but there's really no reason to. You don't really need to install the multiplayer disc if you're really tight on hard disk space.” So, not really that much work, but it'll force you to take that 15-minute break between discs that we all know you should be taking anyway. Willits praises Sony for its more standardized approach to the PS3's built-in HDD: “Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it's all the same.” Rage will launch in early October.
Sep 26, 2011