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Rage on the 360 is a 3-disc behemoth

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

Source: CVG

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23 comments

  • Yeager1122 - September 26, 2011 9 p.m.

    I really dont care if i have to swap disks what i do care about is the 22 gb that its taking i only have 2 gb left myself.
  • Project93FTW - September 26, 2011 1:46 p.m.

    Ha! Im still rockin' the 20GB hard drive still have 5gb left though anyways can't wait!
  • shawksta - September 26, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    While I AM wanting rage, im gonna wait till reviews stack up to see if its worth it.
  • inkyspot - September 26, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    I got the space, bring it on. No need for the multiplayer.
  • Balaska - September 26, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    Lost Odyssey had 4 discs on the 360, nobody but me bought it though...
  • mockraven - September 26, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    We have that game! It's pretty good and totally worth the 4 discs. :) On topic, it's pretty bad that the 360 was released as a next-gen console but with a previous-gen media format. Disc swapping was something I was glad to see go with the PC and PS3.
  • quincytheodore - September 26, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    I rented it :D On the subject, I don't really mind swapping discs, install-uninstall, it's basically what I did with L.A. Noire and FF XIII. It's no big deal
  • keltar93 - September 26, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    And on the PC version, digital distribution has brought the disk count down to 0. But to put my PC elitism aside for a moment, I agree that this is bad. I think it shows that the 360 is starting to reach its limits as far as hardware is concerned, and that a new console is becoming progressively more necessary
  • Net_Bastard - September 26, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    I'm a PC gamer too, but consoles have digital distribution services for full games as well. Hell the console port of Crysis 1 is going to be DL only!
  • db1331 - September 26, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    The 360 reached its limits as far as hardware is concerned the moment it was manufactured.
  • JoeMulvihill1 - September 26, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    none of that now sonny Jim. the 360 is a fine piece of hardware, it is just that a DVD holds less space than a BluRay.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - October 2, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    It should have died like the Dreamcast it was.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 26, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    although you may be right about the 360 beginning to show signs of ageing, the problem here isnt the hardware, its the disk format...blu ray can hold something in the region of 22x as much data as a standard DVD, although don't quote me on that, hence why a lot of large games often require multiple disks on the 360.
  • darfreeze - September 26, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    “Install the first disc... then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two,” lmao!
  • NelosAngelos - September 26, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    I don't really mind changing disks...and good thing I emptied my hard drive of all the old games I traded...I still don't think I have enough though. Damn three disks?! Never seen a game take three disks. This will keep me busy, hopefully long enough to have money for a bigger hard drive.
  • yoshiking - September 26, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    The Legend of the Dragoon had 4 discs... but then again that game was for the Playstation.
  • JoeMulvihill1 - September 26, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    L.A. Noire?
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 26, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    theres quite a few actually, L.A. Noire needed three I think, so did Final Fantasy 13...microsoft didnt really plan far enough ahead with the xbox hardware, we should of had a HD disk drive as standard. Although ive always kinda liked getting more than one disk, makes me feel i got my moneys worth or something
  • db1331 - September 26, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    I remember when I used to have to change discs. On the Gamecube.
  • Mooshon - September 26, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    That's nothing. The classic Monkey Island 2 was 12 disks on the Amiga ;) The game looks incredible and I'm in.

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