Biggest PSN Download Ever Clocks In At 8-10GB
Those of you "in the know" have likely heard about Record of Agarest War, but perhaps you didn't know that when it arrives in North America, it will only be available as a digital download off the PSN.
That's hardly earth-shattering news but here's the kicker: according to Siliconera citing an Aksys administrator, this is going to be the single biggest downloadable game to date. And as a direct result, it's going to beg the question: just how far away are we from this seemingly inevitable switch to all-digital in the future? This is what we've heard about the Agarest War download:
"I asked around, and it looks like the final size is going to be somewhere around 8-10 gigs. It sounds like a lot, I know, but I’ve been downloading the debug ROMs at home to take the load off our office internet, and they only take a few hours–I usually start them when I leave for work, and they’re done by lunch. My internet connection is nothing special either–about 500 kb/s on a good day.
So there you have it. 8-10 gigs. We should a more solid number closer to release."
Now, if you still have a 20GB or 40GB machine (or even the old 60GB), this is ridiculously huge download. And the more you really think about it, the more you start to realize that many games could fit the 8-10GB margin...and publishers may want to take advantage sooner than you might think. The question is, are people really willing to wait for such a huge download? Is that something people want to do...? It'll be interesting to find out, that's for sure.
Related Game(s): Record of Agarest War
12/6/2009 9:36:05 PM John Shepard