RAGE requires massive amount of Xbox 360 HDD space to install

Now might be the time to invest in a new Xbox 360 hard drive, if you are interested in playing id Software’s latest game, RAGE. John Carmack confirmed to VG247 that the game takes an above average amount of space should you install it. In total, a massive 22GB is required in order to install the game. Normal 360 game installs are anywhere from five to six gigabytes, for comparison.

Carmack also confirmed that the game would be an ‘all-or-nothing’ install, meaning you cannot install one disc alone. Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire allowed players to install individual discs despite coming on three DVDs with the Xbox 360 version. Carmack’s wording was as follows:

“On the 360 we don’t have a partial install option; it’s all or nothing, which is kind of unfortunate. It means you have to install 21/22GB of stuff which takes a long time but if you’ve got it and you play it on the 360 that’s the way to go.”

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, similarly to the Fallout series, RAGE offers a different approach to the post-apocalyptic experience, using a collision with an asteroid as the base for earth’s destruction instead of nuclear warfare.

Even at QuakeCon 2008, id Software admitted the game might not run as well on the Xbox 360. They admitted that the game might have to be split across two discs (this has happened with the Xbox 360 version already), and RAGE was also altered for both the PC and PlayStation 3. Carmack confirmed that they had planned for multiple wastelands, though due to size issues with the Xbox 360 version of the game, they reduced that figure to two wastelands.

The one positive, however, is that the Xbox 360 version will still run at 60FPS alongside the PlayStation 3 and PC (assuming you have adequate hardware) versions of the game. RAGE will be releasing on October 4th in the United States. A European release will happen on October 7th.

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Sounds fine to me, its how multi disc games should be when installed providing you can just leave the first disc in and play all the way through.

Looks good, maybe a reason i actually upgrade my hard drive still on a 10gb one that came with the arcade got 5.5gb left lol

How long have all of you been speaking and being taugh English who still cant get it right?
No one is required to install Xbox games. However based on issues I had with the optical drive, installing is best procedure for a game you plan to play very often as the drive seems to ruin disks.

My favorita game is Blur and I replaced to disks before sending it to Microsoft to get fixed. Even after it returned, I lost yet another. But I had gamefly then so that was an easy fix. Microsoft offered nothing for my lost of games other than a free month of Xbox Live. Thats a joke when I lost a total of over $100 in disks.

However being new to Xbox as I hadnt had a game console since the N64 and original PS, I didnt know you could install games. I bought the Xbox Elite which has 250GB. Another player told me about installing games. I laughed at myself bec I didnt know that.

ANyone taking the cheap way out for good reasons and buying a lesseer Xbox with less storage, may want to sell it for one with more. The games are only going to get bigger as time goes buy.

Colicab said,
Lets just hope the PC version isn`t 22gb once installed. That might a little wtf?!?!

I'd imagine the PC version to be larger, with different texture db's and the like for various graphic detail options.

Maybe id could talk some sense into Microsoft about the ridiculous prices on those HDDs.

Because of that I use a 250GB WD HDD firmware flashed to be compatible, and it only cost $40 and a few minutes to do. No problems at all in my Kinect 360.

The title of the article is WRONG. The install is recommended for the best game experience, but is entirely OPTIONAL.

The game is splitted in 3 DVDs, so, the size of the install is pretty much known for a long time.
Misleading title FTL.

johnnypatras said,
The title of the article is WRONG. The install is recommended for the best game experience, but is entirely OPTIONAL.

The game is splitted in 3 DVDs, so, the size of the install is pretty much known for a long time.
Misleading title FTL.


No where in the title does it say it's required, everyone who has owned a 360 should know by now that installs are optional.

Boxster17 said,

No where in the title does it say it's required, everyone who has owned a 360 should know by now that installs are optional.

Umm

"RAGE requires massive amount of Xbox 360 HDD space to install"

dave164 said,

Umm

"RAGE requires massive amount of Xbox 360 HDD space to install"

To me that says : If you want to install Rage on your HDD be prepared to give up a massive amount of disk space.

dave164 said,

"RAGE requires massive amount of Xbox 360 HDD space to install"

if you dont install it, then it wont take massive space, there is a diffrence in requires massive HDD space to install vs requires massive HDD space to play

dave164 said,

Umm

"RAGE requires massive amount of Xbox 360 HDD space to install"

Must.... Learn... How.... To.... Context?......

Using DVD this is to be expected. Personally, I don't mind having to swap discs (Mass Effect 2, L.A. Noire, Forza 3, etc.). Might be time to upgrade to a Slim with 250GB HDD though.

Also, it's John Carmack.

I love how it will "still run at 60FPS alongside the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game". 60FPS on the PC? I think that has a lot to do with what hardware you have.

I don't see how the PS3 version can be running at 60FPS. The game must look like total crap to pull of that kind of frame rate.

necrosis said,
I love how it will "still run at 60FPS alongside the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game". 60FPS on the PC? I think that has a lot to do with what hardware you have.
That's why they said "WITH ADEQUATE HARDWARE"

Jombi said,
That's why they said "WITH ADEQUATE HARDWARE"
I think what necrosis meant was that all games run at 60fps on pc if you have the adequate hardware. Kinda silly thing to say.

epk said,
I think what necrosis meant was that all games run at 60fps on pc if you have the adequate hardware. Kinda silly thing to say.

Eh do they? I thought some ran at 30fps with the adequate hardware......

epk said,
I think what necrosis meant was that all games run at 60fps on pc if you have the adequate hardware. Kinda silly thing to say.

Some games are locked to 30FPS even on PC (hooray for ports).

All those people with 4GB and 20GB consoles will be pretty annoyed at this, but really, to enjoy the 360 at it's best you need a large hard drive

Yeah, it's a shame that Microsoft have been shipping new consoles with Kinect without any HDD at all...

Scorpus said,
All those people with 4GB and 20GB consoles will be pretty annoyed at this, but really, to enjoy the 360 at it's best you need a large hard drive

~Johnny said,
Just wondering but It's not mandatory to install anything is it?

I was wondering the same thing.

Phil D said,

I was wondering the same thing.

No, the game should run from the disc just like any other. Installs are optional.

RangerLG said,

No, the game should run from the disc just like any other. Installs are optional.

i think that they are saying otherwise, where you must install ALL disk or bust, hence you can't play without install it.

Magallanes said,

i think that they are saying otherwise, where you must install ALL disk or bust, hence you can't play without install it.

Nope you can definitely play without installing. It just means that if you choose to install, you have to install ALL 3 disks not just 1 or 2 or 3 seperately.