My download speed would not be the problem for me, what will suck is the allocating disc space and the installing portion of the download. That always takes ages for me on steam, way longer than other services like origin for some reason.
They are forcing people to download pre-rendered 4k video and 4k textures? Can anyone offer a technical explanation for why they can't offer free DLC for these assets on Steam? Consoles is probably a whole other thing but sucks just as much.
My connection is good and uncapped, but I'm still gonna wait for this train wreck of a game to hit a fiver.
I like the way Acti handles CoD these days (though not Modern Warfare Remastered for whatever reason): data specific to each game mode (SP, MP and Zombies) is attached to DLC apps, so if you're just after, say, the campaign, you can knock off several gigs.
You don't see how ridiculous that sounds? If anything, I bet this game has the standard 1 hr and 30 minute give or take cutscene run time. So it's not like they're making too many cutscenes. It's the lack of compression.
Do you have unlimited HDD/SSD space? Because that's why I'm personally concerned about these file sizes, not the download speed and/or data caps. If this keeps up in AAA-gaming, pretty soon you'll need 4TB hard drives just to hold more than ten games unless you constantly uninstall and install your games. That's insane.
Still more reasonable than Nioh:CE being 100gb.
Most current AAA games are half of that size but this will become the norm soon due to 4k.
The only sensible solution is to make it optional for those who want it,just like SoM did.
At least I'd only have to download it once, unlike the aforementioned Gears 4 where the W10 store errors had me download it fully four times before it worked. I think it was only (!) ~70 gigs back at launch though.
Anyway I look forward to a distant future where we have options on installation... what quality level assets to download, split SP/MP, only the language I want, no DLC I don't own, etc. Which won't actually happen for I'm sure very practical reasons but massive installations do bother me. I have a lot of Steam games and like to keep things installed until I am sure I won't come back to try to finish some DLC, am 100% done with MP, etc. but if everything is 50 gigs it's too much space.
Either they start putting fucking Blu-rays into those boxes or I might just quit PC gaming at some point. Downloading Forza was an ordeal, and I honestly don't know how much of this I can stomach if we start seeing this more often.
"Physical games? But I'm all digital, I haven't bought a physical PC game in 30 years. I don't even have a drive anymore LOL" - thank you people. You have a wonderful and constructive mindset that totally doesn't ruin my hobby.
I dont know what why the the word uncompressed is being used at all.
Do people really think that developers just do this for the lols?
You could always buy it on disc if you have a problem with so much of your monthly bandwidth being used.
Which is another thing.
Poor me my data cap, 100gb is 10th of my cap.
How many 100gb games are you downloading per month?!
I feel your pain but 1.5 MB/s is stone age. That's only like 10Mbps. I've had FREE internet that is around that speed. If some of the BEST UK broadband providers are only giving people 10Mbps then that's a joke.
I'm sorry but once 4k gaming picks up even more looks like you'll never buy games again. =[
I can't believe that in 2017 we have people choosing not to play a game because of STORAGE SPACE. What is this, 80s computing? Did people expect games to be the same size forever? Time moves on. Tech moves on. There is no such thing as a 'reasonable' rate of size increase.
I misspoke on the 350, there was a point where it was 248, which was when I deleted it, I actually did a little bit of looking after I posted and found that the number was an error on The Coalitions part after a specific patch and they rectified at some point after I deleted the game.