No Mandatory Install For Fallout PS3
Most PlayStation 3 owners are fully aware of this growing trend of the mandatory install. Several of the most popular games to date have required the gamer to sit and wait for 5-10 minutes while a certain amount of data is stored on the hard drive. Grand Theft Auto IV, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds and Devil May Cry 4 are just three recent examples.
So we're used to it. But that doesn't mean every major title is going to require an install before play. According to TheGameReviews, Bethesda has said there will not be any such thing for their upcoming and highly anticipated game, Fallout 3.
"We do not do that, no. We put the stuff down there that we need to be there, we can stream it in and out of there but we do not do the ‘we need ten minutes of your time.’ We will cache the same way on both (Xbox 360 and PS3) we basically just like everybody you know if you have a hard drive, it does this."
Bethesda did this in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, too. So at least there will be one big-time title this year that won't require any extra space on the HDD, although we probably shouldn't complain. Even though MGS4 will take 4.6GB of space, that won't be a problem for most PS3 users. The system hasn't been out that long, first of all, and second of all, with HD sizes of 40, 60, and 80GB, it might take a little while to actually fill 'em up.
Related Game(s): Fallout 3
5/27/2008 Ben Dutka