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Plague Doctor Dec 15, 2013 @ 1:19pm
So, out of curiosity, why does this game need so much hard disk space?
I'm not a technical guru by any means, so could anyone explain to me why Max Payne 3 is a 27+ gig game? I know that games are getting larger, and I would understand if it were say... Grand Theft Auto V or a game like it with a huge map and lots to stream in. But Max Payne 3, while detailed and fairly good looking, doesn't feel like it needs THAT much ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hard disk space. Even RAGE at least justified it with its megatextures, but I don't see anything like that here either.

I do know Rockstar has shifted gears to console development ever since GTA III, and that more often than not the PC versions are a little buggier and less optomized. Forgive me if I end up sounding like a blithering idiot with this next statement - again I don't know jack squat about programming or the technical aspects of making a game - but is it possibly because Rockstar didn't bother to compress the data or something or maybe the code is just kind of loose? I love this game, but I hate having it on my harddrive because it always takes so much space and it doesn't feel like it really NEEDS that space. But despite my lack of technical knowledge I am interested in that sort of thing, and would be curious if someone with advanced technological knowledge could explain to me what's up with the filesize.
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Peter Pan Dec 15, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
I'm guessing it is the cutscenes.

SW:TOR was also a very huge download for a MMO, and it is also cutscene-heavy.
Immolation Dec 15, 2013 @ 10:13pm 
Movies ~ 8Gb
Levels ~ 10Gb
Models ~ 5Gb
DLC`s ~ 1Gb

The rest is maybe the engine itself. Don `t know, I'm not an expert

The game is very detailed. It has many different locations. This means a lot of different textures,sounds and models.

Compared with Rage: If Rage would have so many completely different looking locations,and if all the low Res Textures would be High Res. The Game would be much much bigger as it currently is.
johnskyrim Dec 20, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
35gb is nothing for a game that looks as good as Max Payne 3.
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