RAGE's mandatory install on PS3 is... HUGE

RAGE is full of graphics. So full of graphics, in fact, it can encounter some trouble getting them all off a console game disc fast enough. Nothing major in 360's case, as we already know it will be possible to play the game without installing it to the hard drive, although if you want the best experience, you can optionally install a massive 21/22GB of data to help things along. But according to aninterview (opens in new tab)with Bethesda's Tim Willits, PlayStation 3 will require a mandatory install. And it's pretty big.

How does 8GB sound to you? Sure, it's smaller than the 360 install, but that one's optional. PS3's is mandatory. In order to play RAGE on PS3, you're going to need to free up 8 gigabytes of space on your hard drive. If you've got a 40GB or 60GB PS3, that might be easier said than done.I wouldn't want to have to start deleting games just to play another one, although RAGE is hopefullygoing to be worth the effort. We'll know soon enough.


Above: This guy just found out he's going to have to delete his download of Super Rub-A-Dub to make room

19 Aug, 2011

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.