There's a lot to get excited for in id Software's Rage. One thing Xbox 360 owners won't enjoy? Rage ships on two discs and has a whopping 21-22GB game install size.
That's the news legendary developer John Carmack dropped at his QuakeCon 2011 keynote. The reason for the large install size is basically attributed to latency issues when Rage runs off a DVD disc.
"On the 360 we don't have a partial install option; it's all or nothing, which is kind of unfortunate. It means you have to install 21/22GB of stuff which takes a long time but if you've got it and you play it on the 360 that's the way to go."
The general consensus around the web and on Twitter seems to be that the game install is simply too much. True, 22GB of space is a lot to ask for, even if you do own an Xbox 360 with 250GB hard drive, but it's not really anything new.
While most game installs on the Xbox 360 typically hog up about 4-7GB of hard drive space, there are huge games like Star Ocean, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey that have taken up 17.1GB, 19.2GB and 21.7GB, respectively.
If your 360 hard drive is already full, erasing some data is not an option, or you just don't want to pay up for a new 360 hard drive, loading Rage off the ol' DVD will have to do, but be prepared for longer loading times, downgraded textures and possibly a choppier frame rate.
Rage won't be released until October 4, so you've got plenty of time to figure how clear up some hard drive space if it's already exploding with old 360 demos or whatnot.