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maybe the disc only has the Games For Windows installer, then it goes out and gets the game.
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It's a shame all those pretty cinematics are stuck on a console with less GPU power than a HD7790
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It's a shame all those pretty cinematics are stuck on a console with less GPU power than a HD7790

For some. Considering the Xbox 1 is essentially a pretty powerful AND APU (relatively) I guess we'll just stop taking about all AMD APU's here since they're not elite enough. Game is running 1080p/60fps, but let me guess, now the golden standard is 1440p/120fps rolleyes.gif
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Official Statement from the developer
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According to O'Connor, that 20GB of data is not a fix for in-game issues, but is instead game content that would have otherwise required that the game ship on multiple Blu-ray discs. "The game is designed to run as a single, unified product, digital is seamless obviously, but we also wanted disc users to have the same experience, without swapping discs," O'Connor told one irate fan. He then added that a title update (read: patch) would be included in the 20GB update, but that it is a "tiny fraction" of the total download. "We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience."
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Official Statement from the developer


Having an install disk last gen seemed to work fine -_-

Heck I think Halo 4 even had one. You had to install a second disk so you had access to both multiplayer/campaign
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Having an install disk last gen seemed to work fine -_-
Which would be exactly why they aren't doing it with this one.
    
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Which would be exactly why they aren't doing it with this one.

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Having an install disk last gen seemed to work fine -_-

Heck I think Halo 4 even had one. You had to install a second disk so you had access to both multiplayer/campaign

And it really can't be any more expensive either. A extra penny cost for the second disc or less at the volume they're making games.

If the internet infrastructure was there... no caps, and good speeds all around, then it wouldn't matter as much. But having been traveling pretty much non-stop for the last couple of years and just recently started traveling again after a short break, I can honestly say that outside of the major cities in the US, internet is absolute crap.
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Official Statement from the developer
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According to O'Connor, that 20GB of data is not a fix for in-game issues, but is instead game content that would have otherwise required that the game ship on multiple Blu-ray discs. "The game is designed to run as a single, unified product, digital is seamless obviously, but we also wanted disc users to have the same experience, without swapping discs," O'Connor told one irate fan. He then added that a title update (read: patch) would be included in the 20GB update, but that it is a "tiny fraction" of the total download. "We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience."

Remember that whole DRM policy they wanted. How about instead of forcing them to have internet, we force them to download 20GB of game instead. =/ They might as well just have put the DRM at this point because everyone who bought just got Micro Shafted.
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Remember that whole DRM policy they wanted. How about instead of forcing them to have internet, we force them to download 20GB of game instead. =/ They might as well just have put the DRM at this point because everyone who bought just got Micro Shafted.

I've yet to see anybody tell me that somebody couldn't just download the game to an external HDD on a separate console and take the game files back to their home (where the limited ISP is)

The need to download 20GB isn't ideal, but it is a valid method of distribution. Think about every new tablet/Ultrabook variant in the PC market. If you want new software, you download it. If the PC market can deal with that, so too can the console market.
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