Why do installs take forever? Is there no PlayGo system like the PS4?

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1 year ago#61
Two generations ago getting a game was at least a 30 minute car trip, possibly longer in some cities, and let alone those who bought the game online and waited for shipping.

Now, people are whining about 20-30 minute installs. I guess we *have* reached next gen.
1 year ago#62
OUberLord posted...
Two generations ago getting a game was at least a 30 minute car trip, possibly longer in some cities, and let alone those who bought the game online and waited for shipping.

Now, people are whining about 20-30 minute installs. I guess we *have* reached next gen.


... you do realize you still get those installs after the aforementioned car trip, right?

It takes that long because Blu-Ray drives are insanely slow, and traditional platter-based HDD's are really slow compared to SSD's. But in this instance the BD would bottleneck the SSD regardless.
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1 year ago#63
PraetorXyn posted...
OUberLord posted...
Two generations ago getting a game was at least a 30 minute car trip, possibly longer in some cities, and let alone those who bought the game online and waited for shipping.

Now, people are whining about 20-30 minute installs. I guess we *have* reached next gen.


... you do realize you still get those installs after the aforementioned car trip, right?

It takes that long because Blu-Ray drives are insanely slow, and traditional platter-based HDD's are really slow compared to SSD's. But in this instance the BD would bottleneck the SSD regardless.


True, but if you buy online most games either fully install or reach a playable install within those 20-30 minutes. The only one that hasn't for me so far was DR3, as it seemingly lacks any playable state until its fully installed.

Even with a physical copy, I really don't see a difference of a few minutes between the consoles as an issue. The days of popping in a game disc and playing immediately have been dead for years.
1 year ago#64
I am installing Ryse from disk. Man, the install time is brutal. How about those days when you could just pop in the disk and play. Good times.
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1 year ago#66
pearl arowana posted...
PlayStation 4 is superior hardware. You can play the game as you are installing it. So deal with it.


axelfooley2k5 posted...
dealwithit

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1 year ago#67
Beasthunt posted...
I am installing Ryse from disk. Man, the install time is brutal. How about those days when you could just pop in the disk and play. Good times.


I pop in a new PS4 disc and i can play within a minute or two.
1 year ago#68
OUberLord posted...
Two generations ago getting a game was at least a 30 minute car trip, possibly longer in some cities, and let alone those who bought the game online and waited for shipping.

Now, people are whining about 20-30 minute installs. I guess we *have* reached next gen.


So you think next-gen $500 hardware shouldn't outperform $200 tech from 8 years ago?
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1 year ago#69
AceAndJunpei posted...
OUberLord posted...
Two generations ago getting a game was at least a 30 minute car trip, possibly longer in some cities, and let alone those who bought the game online and waited for shipping.

Now, people are whining about 20-30 minute installs. I guess we *have* reached next gen.


So you think next-gen $500 hardware shouldn't outperform $200 tech from 8 years ago?


Again, the reason for this is the read speeds on Blu-Ray drives are many times slower than those on DVD drives. It's either the slow as Christmas installs or having games that consist of 4 discs, basically.

Since switching to PC though I can't deal with discs period, too much hassle.
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1 year ago#70
Turbokk posted...
Beasthunt posted...
I am installing Ryse from disk. Man, the install time is brutal. How about those days when you could just pop in the disk and play. Good times.


I pop in a new PS4 disc and i can play within a minute or two.


That's only available on the PS4

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