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KarmaCow
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(10-07-2017, 06:12 AM)
The worst part is that if it's anything like Shadow of Mordor, the cutscenes wont up end up looking significantly better (or even worse) than the game running in real time. I wish developers would offer separate downloads prerendered like they do with texture packs. It still annoys me that Sega decided include higher resolution but still worse than real time prerendered videos in the Bayo and Vanquish ports. It made the games balloon up almost three times the size of the last gen versions for the fucking awful cutscenes in those games.
THe_DeiCiDe
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(10-07-2017, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spirit of Jazz

So many different loot box rewards.

Originally Posted by Chobel

So many loot boxes.

Lulz.
Gitaroo
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(10-07-2017, 06:19 AM)
There should be a new law to ban dev from using pre recorded fmv videos from now on. Waste of hdd space.
Rizific
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(10-07-2017, 06:20 AM)
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Forza 7 was 90+gb on pc. at least ill be able to download on steam, no big deal.
ZombieSupaStar
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(10-07-2017, 06:20 AM)
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LMAO thats like a third of our monthly cap.


yeah no.
Jangowuzhere
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(10-07-2017, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

"Artists, just make less good impressive work!"

Unless they're pulling out CG visuals, there's nothing impressive about putting the ingame models and effects on a video file. Real time cutscene visuals will always look better and be more immersive.

One of the criticisms popping up about this game is that the loot and costume wear you collect does not appear in the game's cutscenes. That's because, well, it can't. Video files are pretty restrictive that way. The player trigger's a cutscene and will see their main character looking completely different from the one they're currently playing with. That's just lame.
sleepwalkcapsules
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(10-07-2017, 06:21 AM)
I hope in the near future the console's OS and steam gives us options for download. And make games more modular.

If you only want the multiplayer, you can install and download only that. That kind of thing.
Gitaroo
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(10-07-2017, 06:22 AM)

Originally Posted by Jangowuzhere

Unless they're pulling out CG visuals, there's nothing impressive about putting the ingame models and effects on a video file. Real time cutscene visuals will always look better and be more immersive.

One of the criticisms popping up about this game is that the loot and costume wear you collect does not appear in the game's cutscenes. That's because, well, it can't. Video files are pretty restrictive that way. The player trigger's a cutscene and will see their main character looking completely different from the one they're playing with. That's just lame.

This and done.
xRaizen
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(10-07-2017, 06:22 AM)
We’ve got stupidly large file sizes defenders now? Holy shit
PhaZZe
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(10-07-2017, 06:23 AM)
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I think, steam should offer options about what to download, uncompressed videos or normal, more options. In my case i can download that without problems (no caps in Chile).
Aters
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(10-07-2017, 06:26 AM)
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The industry is making me play indie games exclusively. Fuck me if I use 20% of my entire space for one game.
Verder
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(10-07-2017, 06:28 AM)
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you got me fucked up.

DooM 2016 was alrready a fuckton but i cant do another heavy file like that.


what the fuck is making THIS game 95gb


edit-lol watch like 50gb be hidden files for actually pay to win orcs and gear ;)
Crossing Eden
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(10-07-2017, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jangowuzhere

Unless they're pulling out CG visuals, there's nothing impressive about putting the ingame models and effects on a video file. Real time cutscene visuals will always look better and be more immersive.
One of the criticisms popping up about this game is that the loot and costume wear you collect does not appear in the game's cutscenes. That's because, well, it can't. Video files are pretty restrictive that way. The player trigger's a cutscene and will see their main character looking completely different from the one they're currently playing with. That's just lame.

Look is subjective, pre-rendered visuals can (and usually do) look better than what the engine is capable of running in realtime. The lighting in Mafia 3 for instance was completely borked in-game so with pre-rendered they could have polished scenes that weren't full of little glitches. I mean just look at the new Star Wars Battlefront cutscene they showed off recently that absolutely would not be possible in realtime with so many bells and whistles. It's more immersive that you see the costume that you're wearing in a cutscene, but there are a whole lot of valid reasons why a studio would rather go with pre-rendered in-engine video files over real time rendering. Like performance could be really bad with the higher quality models, lighting, effects and post processing, while simultaneously needing time to load the game in the background. Currently not finding anything about the specific version of the engine they're using for this so it's up in the air. The way they edit cutscenes probably has a lot to do with it:
Yarbskoo
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(10-07-2017, 06:29 AM)
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In-game cutscenes are definitely preferable, especially if you're just using in-game assets anyway. Doubly so on PC where the image quality of the rest of the game tends to get better over time as hardware advances.
HenryEen
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(10-07-2017, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

17 minutes remaining to download 60GB makes me weep

This is why I don't go digital, it took me 1-2 weeks to download 60GB lol.
Baraka Obama
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(10-07-2017, 06:32 AM)

Originally Posted by RRockman

I know, right? This would take me 3 days to download

Geez I don’t think I could live with internet that shitty
Cow Mengde
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(10-07-2017, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by xRaizen

We’ve got stupidly large file sizes defenders now? Holy shit

If this game was on a cartridge, it would cost 1000 dollars.
Krakn3Dfx
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(10-07-2017, 06:33 AM)
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1/10th of my Comcast monthly allotment for a $60 game that hard pushes loot boxes on you for the true ending?

Bluth54
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(10-07-2017, 06:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by guybrushfreeman

Steam could build in a picker when you go to install. They already have different depots for different languages (ie only the languages you need is installed if the developer sets it that way). Perhaps going forward developers could compartmentalise high and low quality assets (for video files this should be fairly easy at least).

Then, when the user clicks install they can get a choice of which assets to download and an idea of the files size of each.

Any extra work is extra testing though (it's simple but things go wrong with simple things all the time).

However, at this point it does seem like download sizes are so large many customers would likely never purchase the game. In fact I'm kind of surprised publishers would want to turn away customers like this and didn't just force the file size down out of fear of losing sales.

Steam already does something like this with DLC (you can choose which DLC packs you want to install) so developers could probably do something like this right now if they include certain content as free DLC.
matrix-cat
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(10-07-2017, 06:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cow Mengde

If this game was on a cartridge, it would cost 1000 dollars.

And it'd still have microtransactions.
Foffy
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(10-07-2017, 06:38 AM)
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At the very least, let people on PC choose an install option.
Conkerkid11
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(10-07-2017, 06:40 AM)
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Oh, well at least that made it easy not to buy that this month. I was on the fence, but I'm not eating through 1/10th of my data limit this month for one game when Destiny 2, Super Mario Odyssey, The Evil Within 2, Assassin's Creed, and Wolfenstein 2 are coming out.

Originally Posted by Krakn3Dfx

1/10th of my Comcast monthly allotment for a $60 game that hard pushes loot boxes on you for the true ending?

Exactly
A-V-B
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(10-07-2017, 06:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Spirit of Jazz

So many different loot box rewards.

You mean, open up a loot box and get 30 gigs of uncompressed videos replaced with compressed and free up space on your hard drive? :D
leng jai
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(10-07-2017, 06:41 AM)
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This game smells.
guybrushfreeman
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(10-07-2017, 06:43 AM)

Originally Posted by Bluth54

Steam already does something like this with DLC (you can choose which DLC packs you want to install) so developers could probably do something like this right now if they include certain content as free DLC.

Exactly, the infrastructure is there. I don't think it would be that hard to implement (for video files at least). It's genuinely quite surprising they aren't using it. Install size seem like a very bad reason to turn a customer away.
Mikey Jr.
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(10-07-2017, 06:44 AM)
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Sweet Jesus.

10 years ago, this one game would have gone over my cap..... Twice!
Conkerkid11
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(10-07-2017, 06:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

Look is subjective, pre-rendered visuals can (and usually do) look better than what the engine is capable of running in realtime. The lighting in Mafia 3 for instance was completely borked in-game so with pre-rendered they could have polished scenes that weren't full of little glitches. I mean just look at the new Star Wars Battlefront cutscene they showed off recently that absolutely would not be possible in realtime with so many bells and whistles. It's more immersive that you see the costume that you're wearing in a cutscene, but there are a whole lot of valid reasons why a studio would rather go with pre-rendered in-engine video files over real time rendering. Like performance could be really bad with the higher quality models, lighting, effects and post processing, while simultaneously needing time to load the game in the background. Currently not finding anything about the specific version of the engine they're using for this so it's up in the air.

Doesn't matter how good the cutscenes look when they're only 1080p or less and aren't future-proofing at all.
balgajo
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(10-07-2017, 06:45 AM)
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Wtf... Didn't know that pre-rendered cutscene was still a thing. Most of games I play have real time cutscenes.
Husky
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(10-07-2017, 06:45 AM)
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I hope it has the best kind of prerendered cutscene--recorded footage of something originally done in-engine!
Why do any games do this? Do they think that playing it in realtime is going to kill my PC?
Mister Wolf
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(10-07-2017, 06:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

17 minutes remaining to download 60GB makes me weep

Stealth brag thread?
Vital Tundra
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(10-07-2017, 06:47 AM)
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Like, I understand modern AAA games with large assets are going to be big. But most Americans alone have shit internet and data caps out the ass. Im lucky with 200-300mbs, but before that I had a 10gb data cap at like 60mbs. Its just a little ridiculous.
Tall4Life
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(10-07-2017, 06:49 AM)
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That would eat 2/3 of the cap I had a year ago
Skux
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(10-07-2017, 06:49 AM)
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Sure the game is big, but people blaming this on "lazy devs should just render in-engine" shows a lack of understanding.

There are many times when you just can't render in-engine, for example if you have multiple scene changes that would eat up all your VRAM trying to render.
Dargor
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(10-07-2017, 06:51 AM)
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Well, I don't have data caps, but my internet is 15mb, so I don't think I'll be downloading it in 17 minutes like our privileged OP here :( ;P
MagicWithEarvin
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(10-07-2017, 06:53 AM)
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Stuff like this I would buy a physical copy of... they still sell physical copies of PC games you can install off the disc, right?
takriel
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(10-07-2017, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by gogosox82

Another bad decision by WB and Monolith. This game just has nothing but bad press and negativity surrounding it.

... on GAF. As always, GAF is but a tiny percentage of the whole gaming community and is not representative. Which is kind of a shame, because in a lot of things and barring some corporate apologists here and there, GAF takes the pro-consumer stance.
Zolo
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(10-07-2017, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tall4Life

That would eat 2/3 of the cap I had a year ago

1/3 for me now.
Drillary Clinton
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(10-07-2017, 06:56 AM)
That’s fucking comical
Jangowuzhere
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(10-07-2017, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

Look is subjective, pre-rendered visuals can (and usually do) look better than what the engine is capable of running in realtime. The lighting in Mafia 3 for instance was completely borked in-game so with pre-rendered they could have polished scenes that weren't full of little glitches. I mean just look at the new Star Wars Battlefront cutscene they showed off recently that absolutely would not be possible in realtime with so many bells and whistles. It's more immersive that you see the costume that you're wearing in a cutscene, but there are a whole lot of valid reasons why a studio would rather go with pre-rendered in-engine video files over real time rendering. Like performance could be really bad with the higher quality models, lighting, effects and post processing, while simultaneously needing time to load the game in the background. Currently not finding anything about the specific version of the engine they're using for this so it's up in the air. The way they edit cutscenes probably has a lot to do with it:

I understand that there are technical limitations for engines and stuff, but I still don't find it all that impressive. Real time cutscenes will always look better in the end. Video files are limited by framerate and rendering quality, while the opposite method is not. I'm going to be playing SoW on PC at 60 FPS, so seeing the entire game slow down to 30 FPS for a cutscene will definitely take me out of the experience.

Not really buying that example with the editing in SoW. Mass Effect 2 is pretty much 95% real time cutscenes, but it managed to blend pre-rendered and real-time rendered cinematics together quite seamlessly. It used pre-rendered material sparingly to disguise load times and improve the pacing. You can show quick cuts to other far locations with pre-rendered stuff, but not everything has to be a video as a result.
Nubian Star
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(10-07-2017, 07:08 AM)
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This is the first game where the final boss is your data cap.
Cipherr
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(10-07-2017, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by xRaizen

We’ve got stupidly large file sizes defenders now? Holy shit

mah content. Or something.

The FMV shit is a scourge. It was 10x as bad during the Ps1 era with all the multidisc games that had no business being multi disc except to force shitty movies on you. Didnt get much better the following gen either, but its sort of surprising to see it pop back up these days.

Use better compression, and ditch the FMV please.
2blackcats
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(10-07-2017, 07:10 AM)
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Is Steam like PS4 where you can start playing when just a bit of it is downloaded yet or do you have wait for the whole thing?
Crossing Eden
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(10-07-2017, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jangowuzhere

I understand that there are technical limitations for engines and stuff, but I still don't find it all that impressive. Real time cutscenes will always look better in the end. Video files are limited by framerate and rendering quality, while the opposite method is not. I'm going to be playing SoW on PC at 60 FPS, so seeing the entire game slow down to 30 FPS for a cutscene will definitely take me out of the experience.

Not really buying that example with the editing in SoW. Mass Effect 2 is pretty much 95% real time cutscenes, but it managed to blend pre-rendered and real-time rendered cinematics together quite seamlessly. It used pre-rendered material sparingly to disguise load times and improve the pacing. You can show quick cuts to other far locations with pre-rendered stuff, but not everything has to be a video as a result.

The scale of those scenes is absolutely impressive, including the effects used and the lighting the problem is that it's likely no possible to switch between such large scale scenes in real-time without huge performance tanks. Again we don't know what the tools are like so it's impossible to make more than an informed guess as to why they're pre-rendered.
big_z
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(10-07-2017, 07:13 AM)
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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo should require compression. Sure download speeds are faster and disc space is much larger but that doesn’t mean there’s no need for compression if the game fits.

There is no noticeable difference in quality between uncompressed and optimized assets and optimizing can reduce file size to by 30-60% on average. For those that want to go digital or have download caps/slower speed (and that’s a lot of people) it makes a huge difference.
Kintaro
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(10-07-2017, 07:15 AM)
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Tweet says: "Shadow of War might be the single biggest download (at launch) I've ever seen. A lot is 4K video, plus a TON of uruk voice acting."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but 4K assets and a ton of sound probably take up a good amount of space. Xbox One X assets on 11/7 will probably push it near PC levels.

Eh, I don't have a problem with this.
Prophet Steve
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(10-07-2017, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

You don't see how ridiculous that sounds? If anything, I bet this game has the standard 1 hr and 30 minute give or take cutscene run time. So it's not like they're making too many cutscenes. It's the lack of compression.

Well yes, I think they do make toovmany because judging by the impressions and last game the cutscenes convey a pretty bad story.
gogosox82
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(10-07-2017, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by takriel

... on GAF. As always, GAF is but a tiny percentage of the whole gaming community and is not representative. Which is kind of a shame, because in a lot of things and barring some corporate apologists here and there, GAF takes the pro-consumer stance.

True. I more speaking about my perspective on the game. Everything surrounding this game has just been nothing but negative and a turn off to me and what I have seen on the game hasn't looked all that impressive at least not for all the bs that is coming with it. Most people outside of gaf don't care and will just say I won't buy them or like them and buy them. Even here on gaf their are people defending the lootboxes. Just go into the BF2 thread. I saw a bunch of people in there saying it was no big deal.
NormalFish
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(10-07-2017, 07:19 AM)

Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

The scale of those scenes is absolutely impressive, including the effects used and the lighting the problem is that it's likely no possible to switch between such large scale scenes in real-time without huge performance tanks. Again we don't know what the tools are like so it's impossible to make more than an informed guess as to why they're pre-rendered.

I'm sure those impressive cutscenes will serve their primary purpose as piss breaks perfectly well regardless of compression.
Crossing Eden
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(10-07-2017, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

Well yes, I think they do make toovmany because judging by the impressions and last game the cutscenes convey a pretty bad story.

Regardless of story quality for a triple A game there's always a lot of talent, time, money and effort put into the cutscenes....The post above says the game's cutscenes are in 4K, (again, even 2 minutes in 4K is an incredibly large file). On top of that is the metric fuckton of unique voice files. I hadn't even considered that factor truth be told. File size makes completely sense in this scenario.
SeanTSC
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(10-07-2017, 07:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alexander DeLarge

Render cutscenes in engine. Stop bloating games unnecessarily. Also, we don't need our sound files in FLAC. Just saying.

Speak for yourself.~ I think we should have the option to have the highest quality option audio possible that's within reason.

But, I think developers need to start giving us options to only install the audio of the language of our choosing. We don't need a dozen different audio language packs taking up drive space and bandwidth.

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