Rage,the genre bending shooter from Id Software and Bethesda will reportedly ship on 3 discs on the Xbox 360, but PS3 owners; you’re not getting off so easy — the massive game will reportedly require an 8GB install on Sony’s console.
The size of the game was confirmed at this week’s Eurogamer expo by creative director Tim Willits, who praised the PS3 platform for being able to condense the game’s size to a more reasonable size.
“Sony was great. Kudos to Sony for letting us do that. They don’t allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off,” he said. “What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it’s just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it’s all the same. Some of the other systems you have… should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it? So yes, it’s very nice.”
Willits doesn’t want Xbox 360 owners to feel discouraged though, as he urged users to install the game, if not the whole thing. “We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don’t need to install all three discs,” he said. “If you don’t have the space available on your hard drive, don’t stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you’re done, uninstall and install disc two. You don’t really need to install the multiplayer disc if you’re really tight on hard disk space.”
Blast is counting down the days until we can play it, as we really dug our time back with it during this year’s E3 show.