When we reported that a downloadable version of Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 was to be rolled out, many questioned the need. After all, not only would it take lots of time to download (rumours suggest the download size will be around 12GB), but it would also munch into your valuable hard drive space.
Well, we can confirm that no matter which version you go for, your hard drive is going to take a bit of a battering, as the retail copy of the game requires 4.5GB of space before you can go ahead and play – although the back of the box (above) shows 5.3GB. Our install time ran to a rather unscientific thirty minutes or so, those of you with GT5 will know that these times can vary quite a lot, however.
We spoke to EA this morning who told us that this is due to the large amount of additional DLC and format exclusive content included with the PS3 version of the game, which also features an upgraded graphics engine taken from Mass Effect 3.
We’ll bring you the review very soon.