Originally Posted by CyberWolf575
Actually the console games are much, much larger than PC games, so comparing the two is stupid. Releasing with a DVD drive in this time and age would be like shooting yourself in the foot, if you can't see that, well..I'm sorry but if you ran a tech business it would fail in days. I was going to reply more, but honestly your post so incredibly dazles me that, i decided it's best not to.
Actually, console games would be smaller...but the rest if this post is correct, games are already
bumping up the 9GB limit (See all of those Xbox games launching on multiple discs)
Originally Posted by DrBrogbo
Do you have anything except rudeness and insults to offer? You know, like PROOF?
Console games are absolutely unequivocally NOT larger than PC games. I just looked up ISO sizes (and don't you dare tell me that the empty-sector protection crap counts), and here's a list of PS3 game sizes:
Dead Island Riptide - 2.66GB
Star Trek - 2.98GB
Injustice - 8.56GB
Demons Souls -5.9GB
Ninja Gaiden 3 - 3.35GB
Bioshock Infinite - 17.6GB
Also, if you had any reading comprehension skills, you would know that my point was not that a DVD drive was the best option. It was that given the choice between letting PS4 have an 8-month head start or putting a DVD drive in the NextBox, Microsoft would likely pick the DVD drive.
Plus, if you used your head for even a second, you would understand that game sizes are not likely to increase THAT drastically in this coming generation. Game developers are already feeling the hurt of over-bloated development budgets. EA just laid off thousands of people, Square Enix just reshuffled their executives, etc.
Launching without a DVD drive would cripple the Xbox very quickly, and only a handful of games aren't hitting the limit of a DVDs capacity...
Also, your Dead Island Riptide numbers are off...I literally just checked the 360 version and it's 7.3GiB. Games were limited by the PS2 only having a single layer DVD drive for games (iirc there were some bugs with it that could be difficult to work around) back in 2005, and a few new 360 games are launching on multiple discs. 8 months wouldn't be that big of a setback if they have a Halo title at launch or get Activision to do Xbox only benefits or something. (Much like how the PS2 got GTA games 6 months before Xbox and PC)Edited by Brutuz - 5/12/13 at 2:55am