The upcoming Rage by id Software will come on three discs for the Xbox 360. While the full install is 22 GB, Creative Director at id Software Tim Willits indicates that players don’t have to go all-in for the game.
“We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don’t need to install all three discs,” explains Willits. “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.”
The PS3 version will, meanwhile, require a one-off 8GB install; Willits praised Sony for including hard-drives on all PS3s and for allowing for large mandatory installs. “Sony was great. Kudos to Sony for letting us do that,” 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 ”