MGS4 install times revealed, Kojima makes in-game Blu-ray joke

Monday, 9th June 2008 08:22 GMT By Mike


Someone over at NeoGaf has posted the in-between-chapter install times for MGS4, the total install being 4.6Gb.

This comes at the same time as an in-game conversation between Snake and Otacon is revealed where Otacon is telling Snake he doesn’t have to change disks because of the capacity of Blu-ray.

As the Metal Gear Solid 4 street date was broken by Wal-Mart last week, spoilers and in-game have inevitably made their way onto the internet.

Spoilers through the link. Watch the video here.

By Mike Bowden

8 Minutes = first install, when you start the game.

Then before each act, the time it takes to install is as follows

Act 2 – 3 mins
Act 3 – 3 mins
Act 4 – 2 mins
Act 5 – 1 min



  1. Blerk

    Well… that’s not too bad? Is it? I mean, you sit and watch Snake and someone-else-on-the-other-end-of-the-com rabbit on about relationships and Chinese philosophy and such for at least ten minutes every time you try to save.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. morriss

    Swapping disks > install times. :)

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Blerk

    No it isn’t morris, you lump! :-D

    #3 7 years ago
  4. morriss

    Takes me around 10-15 seconds to swap a disk then I can carry on playing. :)

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Disc swapping kills worlds. See “Tales of Symphonia” for reference.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Whizzo

    People who make comments like that should be forced to play the Amiga version of Monkey Island only from floppy!

    #6 7 years ago
  7. morriss

    Didn’t kill Blue Dragon. Didn’t kill FFVII. Didn’t kill MGS1.

    It wouldn’t kill MGS4.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. morriss

    Whizzo: I played CMItalia on the Amiga. 9 disks! :)

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Killerbee

    I dug out my Amiga copy of Beneath a Steel Sky the other day: 17 floppy disks.

    Thanks goodness I had a capcious 80MB hard disk in my A1200!

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Tiger Walts

    If those installs are hidden behind cut-scenes then..

    ABOUT FUCKING TIME someone did this.

    If not, then at least you can go and make a fresh pot of tea/coffee.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. mart

    80mb KB?! Blimey, someone was doing alright eh?

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Killerbee

    Yep. :)

    Ah, when 80MB of storage and 2MB of RAM was all you’d ever need… those were the days…

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Michael

    What do you to after you’ve bought 10 games with mandatory installs, and your hard-drive is completely full?

    Wait seven minutes every time you want to play a game?

    Man, it’s like the Commodore 64 all over again.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Well, what did you do last generation when you went to play a game and your memory card was full? You deleted some old shit you weren’t playing any more or you bought another memory card.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    I’ll enjoy swapping out hard drives like I would memory cards. :D

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Amazon were doing 1Tb drives for less than £100 the other week. I doubt you’d fill one of those up quickly. :-D

    #16 7 years ago

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