Size of downloads

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Size of downloads

Post by Kickaha » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:25 pm

Someone posted on Facebook (in this case I believe what they said) that the download for the beta of the new Numenera game is 25GB! I guess that may not be the biggest.

Has anyone released a game on a Blu-Ray disk yet?

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Post by Phlebas » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:59 am

I don't see that happening. For one thing Blu-Ray drives still aren't standard on new computers the way CD/DVD drives are/were. For another, most games (big-budget ones, at least) haven't delivered all their content on DVD in some time. Since Half-Life 2, many 'game disks' are glorified Steam keys enabling you to download the actual game.

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Re: Size of downloads

Post by Kickaha » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:47 pm

It was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek comment. The patches for games can be huge too!

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Re: Size of downloads

Post by draclvr » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:19 pm

I think the full Witcher 3 was over 40 GB!
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Re: Size of downloads

Post by Kickaha » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:15 pm

Wow! And I naively thought 25GB was large!

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Post by Phlebas » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:30 am

Given that the beta only includes the game's first act, that does sound pretty big!

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Re: Size of downloads

Post by Faust » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:29 pm

draclvr wrote:I think the full Witcher 3 was over 40 GB!

Especially after the expansion packs & dlc's .
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