Rage Requires 3 Discs On 360, 8 GB Install on PS3

At the Eurogamer Expo, the creative director for Rage has confirmed that the game will release on three discs for 360 and will have an 8GB install on PS3.

In an interview with Digital Foundry, Tim Willets also gave a rundown of the various installation options available  for Rage players on 360.

“We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don’t need to install all three discs. If you don’t have the space available on your hard drive, don’t stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you’re done, uninstall and install disc two.”

Source: Eurogamer





  1. I should be able to make space for it on my 80gb even though half of the space has been eaten up by patchs,firmware and a few games. :O That is a bit inconvient if the installs take a while as the game could have an exciting moment then bam! Pleas change discs appears and the excitment starts to drains or the gamer starts to get bored whilst waiting.

    8GB though, should take me around half an hour to an hour if i’m lucky. :)

    • This is a valid concern, but in my experience they usually try and force a disc swap during a quieter part of the story. It’s still annoying, though, especially if you have to quit to the OS to install the disc.

      • That is annoying i can’t see why it can’t just install by changing the discs at the prompt so that you can pick up where you left off. Metal Gear Solid didn’t require you to exit the game(at least i think it didn’t, it’s been a while since i have played the PSN version). Final Fantasy didn’t although it did allow you to save in case you cba to continue.

        Surely it is just a few lines of code that is needed to allow it to continue once disc 2-3 is installed. It’s probably lazyness. Oh well. :)

  2. Installing and uninstalling sounds like a pain in the arse to me. For people with 250gb the whole lot may as well be shoved on or just grin and bear the disk drive.

    • I don’t bother installing games unless I play their multiplayer alot like COD. It’s the vibration from the DVD drive that adds alot more noise.

  3. Not buying it for 360 even if it has better graphics than the PS3 version. 3 discs lol. Haha MS should have used HD DVD in the first place.

    • a 22GB install on XBOX360 apparently…

      • That’s 2GB bigger than my 360 HDD.

    • Don’t they use HD-DVD anyway? Or was that phased out?

      • I believe it has been phased out now and that it was only ever available as an external drive a la Mega CD (though the 360 one sits alongside rather than atop the the console).

        I reckon the whole bluray/HD DVD format war may have been very different had Microsoft built the drives into their machine from the off.

  4. The install doesn’t bother me, I’m more bothered that I’ll have to miss this due to all the November releases. May pick it up at Crimbo or next year.

  5. Recently upgraded my PS3 Harddrive to 650GB which laughs at the install size, im more concerned about the game. Having played it at Eurogamer I wasnt that impressed by it. Still seems like the Fallout format of ‘character starts out really underpowered and fights to become ridiculously overpowered’ This is now sitting in the maybe category for me

    • That’s exactly what I liked about Fallout though. Fun at the start as you have to fight your way up, and then even more fun as you destroy the enemy with over powered weapons. Sounds like they’re onto a winner from my perspective.
      Install sizes don’t bother me now that I’m using a 250GB PS3, compared with the 40GB one I had for 2 years or so.

  6. Unfortunately, an 8GB install puts it firmly into the ‘don’t touch with a bargepole’ category for me. I just can’t allocate that much space to one game alone.

    Hell, for that sort of size, i could install something like Bioshock & Split Second. Two games are better than one right – That is the saying isn’t it? :)

    • I must admit I’ve had to adopt a similar policy. I remember going through a phase of buying approx 8 £5 games each month instead of one £40 title and, as much as it was awesome to have a decent library of games, I soon found myself running out of HDD space :( Stupid installs. Uncharted is amazing and doesn’t require an install so why other games should I have no idea.

      • Yeah, i have so much on the go at once, 8GB just isn’t practical – I only have the 120GB to play around with in the first place (which is instantly reduced to more like 100-110GB) & with most games requiring an install, my style of playing just won’t allow for an install of that size.

        I tend to find that the devs that can best code for the PS3 (Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games etc) only require HDD space for patches. They need to have words with these guys methinks! ;)

      • I have a 320 gig it has 5gb left going to get the 1TB drive in a few weeks should take care of it till PS4.

  7. Wouldn’t be able to install the whole game even if I wanted to, I’m still running an original 20GB Xbox 360!! ;D

    • Poor 2 console you. :P
      I’ll make do.
      I’ve no idea how much free space I have, but if my 320gb PS3 says no, I’ll just delete some of the PS+ stuff.
      It’s not like I won’t be able to redownload it in future if I want it.

  8. Well i’d rather take the 8GB install than 3 discs cause it could end up like when i was replaying FF8 the 4th disc didn’t start up and it’s never fun if you can’t finish a game even if you have played it through a few times

  9. Unless this game is utterly brilliant I don’t think I will get it. The install is a pain in the arse and the game is all brown anyway…

    • Glad I’m not the only one to think of these things. I thought Deus Ex was too “golden”, put me right off. Perhaps I’m just too critical?!

      • Deus Ex was very golden yes – gold and black. I thouht it made it rather unique.

      • I like a variety of location, a bit of change. For that reason, and my backlog of games, I gave Deux Ex a miss. I have heard good things so may pick it up later.

        Fallout has suffered from this a little, but the DLC was very interesting and varied!

  10. lol you poor sods without a 320gb hdd :D

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