SOCOM: Confrontation Requires "At Least 3.1GB" Of HDD Space
If you were part of the beta over the past few weeks, you were probably super psyched for the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation today. And a sizable mandatory install won't deter you, now will it?
Maybe not, but the debate is once again making headlines all over the Internet, and many are starting to wonder, "how long will it take to download from the PSN?" Even if you pick up the retail version, all that data still needs to find its way to your PS3's hard drive, and if you have the old 20GB PS3 (unlikely, but we'll mention it for the sake of argument), you've quickly run out of space if you installed Devil May Cry 4, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, SOCOM: Confrontation, and a few more gems. If you check the back of the Confrontation box down at the store, it tells you to have "at least 3.1GB" of space free on the HDD, and while that may not affect anybody right now, something like this could prove problematic in the future. How many mandatory installs will there be, and will PS3 owners be forced to pick up a HDD expansion very soon? In all honesty, many owners will say it's not a huge issue, and not nearly as big as the anti-PS3, 360 loyalists claim. Picking up extra storage isn't an overly pricey endeavor, and let's not forget that we can always remove the installed data if we have no intention of playing a certain game again...
Anyway, just don't be surprised to see the "at least 3.1GB" message on SOCOM: Confrontation. Some of you may have been expecting it in the first place, but be prepared to see some backlash around the Internet. From our viewpoint, they've blown the situation way out of proportion, but the masses are tough to ignore.
Related Game(s): Socom: Confrontation
10/15/2008 John Shepard