So, i was browsing the net yesterday when i found this news. I dunno why(i don't anticipate the game or know anything about it) but this outraged the programmer in me. For those who don't know, that's the issue.
Over on the Xbox One, the installation is only about 20GB. So, why the disparity in size — is it the high-res textures? A lack of optimization? No, it’s all thanks to roughly 35GB of uncompressed audio.
The game’s minimum CPU requirement is a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and that simply isn’t enough horsepower to run the game and decompress audio at the same time
Right... And i am king arthur prince of camelot...
Seriously tho, this doesn't make any sense. First of all, audio never been a bottleneck in any game i've ever played since 1995 and the invention of sound cards. Also, why 99% of the peoples have to pay this massive price for the ones who don't have a decent cpu? (Again, how is the sound the bottleneck, and not graphics, humm?) Think about it, 35gb of uncompressed audio equal roughly 3gb of compressed audio, that's 32gb less on your drive right there. Then, there the fact that the audio files contain ALL languages, you can't just chose to install the english ones or the french ones, and that's another thing that drive me nut.
Most peoples that leaved comments said that with today's price of hard drive memory, that's nothing, but they are missing the point, the point is that it could be 1-2gb instead of 35gb, and that this space is a total waste that could be used for other things.
The compagny that made this game show a total disrespect of their consumers, and i hope this thrend will not get adopted by others company as well.
What do you think?
EDIT: crap, i meant to post in the lounge... sorry about that
Edited by Vortez, 12 March 2014 - 12:44 PM.