Why do you need to install each game before you can play it?

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2 years ago#1
And does it eat up GB's?
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2 years ago#2
because blu-ray is too slow for this generation.
2 years ago#3
Does installing a game take up hard drive space? Yes. What kind of question is that in 2014?
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2 years ago#4
The xbox can't read fast enough from the drive. and honestly this IS 2014, what kind of question is that.
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2 years ago#5
Why don't they make faster drives? CD-ROM did that years ago. 2x 4x 8x 32x and so on.

Why don't they make a 120x Blu-ray drive so we don't have to eat up hd space?
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2 years ago#6
thisispurecrap posted...
The xbox can't read fast enough from the drive. and honestly this IS 2014, what kind of question is that.
the ps4 and xo aren't the problem. the disc medium and its tech are. that's why they both have mandatory installations.
2 years ago#7
skermac posted...
Why don't they make faster drives? CD-ROM did that years ago. 2x 4x 8x 32x and so on.

Why don't they make a 120x Blu-ray drive so we don't have to eat up hd space?


1. Read speeds are different for each type of disc drive. CD ROMs had higher read speeds because the base was much smaller, since the disc capacity itself was MUCH smaller

2. That would not be possible with current technology. As it is, the drives in PS4/X1 are some of the fastest read speeds possible right now. Doesn't negate the fact that the games themselves are MASSIVE and require both the disc and install data to run as optimally as possible.
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2 years ago#8
RyuuHou25 posted...
skermac posted...
Why don't they make faster drives? CD-ROM did that years ago. 2x 4x 8x 32x and so on.

Why don't they make a 120x Blu-ray drive so we don't have to eat up hd space?


1. Read speeds are different for each type of disc drive. CD ROMs had higher read speeds because the base was much smaller, since the disc capacity itself was MUCH smaller

2. That would not be possible with current technology. As it is, the drives in PS4/X1 are some of the fastest read speeds possible right now. Doesn't negate the fact that the games themselves are MASSIVE and require both the disc and install data to run as optimally as possible.


Makes sense
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2 years ago#9
Troll_Directory posted...
because blu-ray is too slow for this generation.



That was the reason almost 10 years ago too... That tech is moving a bit... Slow


But running off a HDD will always be better anyway
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2 years ago#10
Why don't games come on tiny hard drives that you can just plug in instead of disks..
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