Since when does installing take hours? :O
By the way, games like Final Fantasy XIII and God of War III come in dual layered Blu-Ray Discs and they don't require any installs... and God of War III doesn't even have any loading times...
Will L.A Noire require an install even though it comes in just a single layered BD? and will it take hours to complete that mandatory install if there's any?
The PS3 has a 2x CLV BD. It reads dual-layer discs at the same speed. The issue with developers requiring installs is because of seek times I believe. Developers can either duplicate assets on the disc multiple times to make streaming data quicker or have a mandatory install.
Yeah, I know that :P
My point was that if the game needs multiple discs in the other console, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will have a mandatory install on PS3... and if the game does have a mandatory install, I doubt it will take hours to complete it.
The article makes it sound like if one gets L.A Noire on PS3, there will be a mandatory install and that that install will take hours to be completed and that the Xbox 360 version is a better choice because of that... and we don't even know if the game will require an install (or at least I haven't heard of it... mainly because I don't really care about that game :P)... and if there's an install, I doubt it will take hours :P
I interpret that from the article when I read this:
"Would you rather have to wait hours to install a game before playing it or take thirty seconds to swap a disc halfway through the story? The answer to that one seems obvious."
Maybe my reading comprehention sucks, I don't know xD
Maybe he isn't specifically talking about L.A Noire and means multiple discs games in general... but that would still be wrong because if a game needs multiple discs on Xbox 360 it doesn't mean it will need a mandatory install that takes hours on PS3. Some examples would be:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow = 2 discs on Xbox 360, 1 disc on PS3 (no mandatory install)
Final Fantasy XIII = 3 discs on Xbox 360, 1 disc on PS3 (no mandatory install)
Dead Space 2 = 2 discs on Xbox 360, 1 disc on PS3 (I don't know if this one requires an install, but I doubt it takes hours O_o)
I just searched a little and found that L.A Noire will require an install of 1.3 GBs on PS3, I assume that should take less than 5 minutes to complete, not hours :P
"With L.A. Noire releasing in less than a week, a lot gamers who are picking up the game on the PS3 are wondering if L.A. Noire will have a big install like GTA IV.
For gamers who still have a small hard drive on their PS3, they will be pleased to know that L.A. Noire will have an install but it’s not big that players will have to delete another game’s data. Instead of having a 5GB install, L.A Noire will only take 1.3GB of your hard drive space. Yes! with a game so big, I am surprised to see the game only having a 1.3GB install.
Expect our coverage of L.A. Noire next week when the embargo lifts up. Stay tuned!"