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November 19, 2013 12:41:11 AM

I have notice that video game size is increasing every year.. 4gb.. 8gb.. 13 gb... 18gb and this year 28 gb... and how about next year? 30+ gb ?

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November 19, 2013 12:46:23 AM

well, for one, texture sizes are large. BF4 initial install takes 24gb (base game, not sure if China rising is included already). while bf3 with all expansion was ~30gb

i think it's normal, before, there was vcd, then dvd, then bluray.
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November 19, 2013 1:06:17 AM

Cons29 said:
well, for one, texture sizes are large. BF4 initial install takes 24gb (base game, not sure if China rising is included already). while bf3 with all expansion was ~30gb

i think it's normal, before, there was vcd, then dvd, then bluray.


Do you know what is the avg game size for this year ? I know battlefield4 ( 24gb ) is a high end game... but how about the size for normal game ? 15gb ?
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November 19, 2013 2:00:15 AM

That's normal, I think. Hardware companies are also releasing improved hard disk drives ram modules etc. the technologies are constantly developing and game graphics are looking more and more like from real life ones, I mean, cinematic ones. This requires heavier textures, more resources and so on.

I believe, yes, 15 gb is now an average size for a game.
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November 19, 2013 3:28:12 AM

well, before 1tb hdd was the highest, now its not. things change :) 
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November 19, 2013 5:03:39 AM

No different then when CD's took off. First, we used half a CD (450MB). Then the entire CD (750MB). Then two or three (1.5-3GB). Now its 9GB DVD's, hence why you see games hovering around 30GB or so (DVD-9 holds 9GB, compress some of the data over three DVDs, and thats ~30GB installed).

Blue-Rays hold ~30GB or so, so figure game sizes will start to jump once Blu-Rays become the standard PC optical drive.
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