During a 90 minute keynote speech at this year's QuakeCon, John Carmack, co-founder of id Software, let slip some details about the upcoming title Rage
He warned, in the technical keynote, that if Rage
was installed on the Xbox, it would consume a massive 21-22 GB of disk space. That's possibly the biggest install on the 360. If you're amongst those people still using one of the earlier 60GB hard drives, then that represents one sizeable install, and a major usage commitment of your drive. Those using the 250 GB drives need not worry quite so much but should probably be ready to order take-out and a movie while the installation is in progress. Carmack stated that if you were playing on the 360, although the install would take some time, this would be the way to go.
The game will ship on three DVD's, two for the singleplayer campaign, with the multiplayer on the third, and will still be playable directly from the DVD's, although what that does to your gaming experience remains to be seen.
For those interested, the keynote speech is available for viewing on the official QuakeCon
site in its entirety. The mention of the install size comes in at count 0:22:20.Rage
is due for release in North America on October 4th, and in Europe on October 7th.