Alert: PS3 Ghost Recon comes with 6.35Gb mandatory install

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 08:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

If you’re going to buy the PS3 version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier this week, be ready to give up a chunk of hard disk: it’s comes with a 6.35Gb forced install.

If you’re going to buy the PS3 version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier this week, you may want to be aware that it comes with a 6.35Gb mandatory install.

The Xbox 360 version require an install as well, although it’s noticeably smaller and, according to a note on the screen, is required for audio reasons.

The 360 install data doesn’t show as a storage file on the hard drive for some reason, so it’s not possible to see its size.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier released in the US yesterday. It’s out in Europe this week.



  1. Perfectionist

    I never understood that, why does the PS3 force you to install but it’s always optional on the 360?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ge0force

    @1 The PS3 blu-ray drive is a bit slower than the x360′s DVD-player (but doesn’t make any noise) and Microsoft doesn’t allow mandatory installs because there are x360-consoles without harddrive.

    But what I don’t understand is why some ps3 games need a huge mandatory install, while other ps3 games don’t need an install at all. Dark Souls and Uncharted are streamed from disc without long loading times.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. NeoSquall

    @2 Maybe the dev teams used different tools and techniques to develop their games.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. kingofscotland

    Uncharted loading is hidden behind cut scenes so the only loading you ever get is the initial load.

    Naughty Dog = Smart Cookies

    Others = Lazy

    And yeah Microsoft don’t allow and Sony does, so to a certain extent Sony are responsible by leaving it up to devs.

    I don’t mind the space being used it’s my time being used whilst it’s installing that I don’t.

    I hate this mandatory install fo 5Gb/6GB or whatever to load up and find you have a patch you then need to download – Argh

    Bring back the megadrive!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hunam

    I don’t mind large installs. I prefer them to be optional ideally, but I’d rather wait 20 mins or so the first time I play a game to have quick loads for the entire game.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. KAP

    @5 Eeeeeeeeexactly. Couldn of put it better mate.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    This game should be right up my street but I was completely put off by the “beta”. First off stoopid Uplay account hoops to jump through before it would let me play. When that was sorted first game is lobby-tastic as we sit there waiting for more before everyone slowly leaves. Second game connected – started – no idea what controls are and no chance it invert look until in the game. They even disabled help on the menus – nice. Got killed once then game disconnected. Meh.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. stretch215

    Picked this (& dragons dogma) up on a whim yesterday and I’m really enjoying them both. The mp for ghost recon is fun, but punishing. I’m learning to tame my inner cod, and I’m getting better each game. @7 – If it’s any consolation, I’ve been playing without any trouble. Maybe you should give the game a go.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Anyone tried the PC version yet?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    Yeah maybe after a proper demo. Noticed it’s cropped up on PSN as a download title for £50 but with a 15% discount for PSN+.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. SolomanAu

    How about you all harden the fuck up and stop bitching about a piss poor 6 Gig install….wow I thought it was 2012???

    #11 2 years ago
  12. pukem0n

    i always install games on my xbox, so i dont think this is a big deal. same as swapping your dics once in a while. those are stupid things to get angry about

    #12 2 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @11: No body is bitching, you moron. All they did was ask “Why?”

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Fantus

    You do realize that on the back of the box of all PS3 games that require an install, there is a little notification that tells you the manditory required disk space?

    Take a look, it’s there. Install size shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Unless they want to be suprised, I guess.

    #14 2 years ago

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