PS3 Install Size For Battlefield 3 Revealed
With Battlefield 3′s depth, scope and breadth being something that’s unprecedented in certain aspects, install sizes for the DICE-developed shooter has been a hot topic for months.
Well, it’s certainly been a hot topic for the Xbox 360 version, at least; the game will ship on two disks for the platform, as well as featuring an optional texture pack install (which, if not installed, makes the game look “standard-def”).
The PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3, meanwhile, has stayed out of the spotlight in regards to install sizes; however, the install size for Sony’s console has now been revealed.
In a recent video showcasing the unboxing of the Limited Edition, it has been revealed that the PlayStation 3 install size for Battlefield 3 weighs in at exactly 2GB (it’s not clear whether the installation is mandatory, or what it entails — such as the texture pack):
When comparing Battlefield 3′s install size with recent releases, there’s substantial differences. Firstly, RAGE — as well as Battlefield 3 — was expected to push console’s limit, in particular its graphics, and thus received a mandatory 8GB installation requirement for PlayStation 3 owners. In contrast, the Xbox 360 version of the game has an option 22GB install.
Battlefield 3 releases on October 25 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. You can watch the unboxing video below.