September 9, 2008

BioShock PS3 Features Mandatory 5GB Install

While the installation of games on the hard drive of any system offers quicker load times among other benefits, one would begin to wonder where developers might draw the line for size of mandatory installs. According to a Eurogamer playtest of the PS3 version of Bioshock, the game will feature an install (as all PS3 games do). The install however is right around 5GB in size and will take around 10 minutes. 

"The first thing you face, of course, is the now almost obligatory wait for the game to install, a process that deposits 4980MB of data on your PS3's hard disk and takes just over ten minutes to complete."

This isn't a huge deal being that you can install your own bigger hard drive in the PS3, but needless to say I could use that extra 5GB on my 40GB system.

1 comment:

Franklin said...

Wow, 5 GB is definitely a lot. I have an 80 GB system and I'm worried I'll be needing more space soon. I'll still be picking up Bioshock though.

Deadly Cyclone, I know I gave you a heads up on the contest already but I'm sure the site has some readers that have yet to find a PS3... I suggest you guys take a look at this Stacker 2 contest going on where you can win one (or a 360, winner's choice) just by designing a 6 Hour Power t-shirt. Currently there are less than 300 entrants, and it's surprisingly easy to enter online. Check out the contest details here:

I work with 6 Hour Power so if you have any questions about the contest or the 6HP drink itself just let me know. Have a great day, and good luck to those who enter. Send me an e-mail if you enter and I'll put in a vote for your design too.

Franklin Keane