Titanfall Installation on Xbox One Requires Upto 40 GB

February 24, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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With the newly announced Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which is already available to be preordered, we’ve learned some new details about the game.

The image of the box (above) names the requirements to run Titanfall, namely Xbox Live Gold and “up to 40 GB.” Since the download itself is supposed to be around 17 GB, we believe it is either highly compressed, or the 40 GB is making room for planned updates. Either way it will take up a significant chunk of your standard Xbox One hard-drive space!

Let us know your thoughts on Titanfall and the new bundle. Are you going to be playing it when it comes out in March?

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Digital Xbox One games will be available on release day

August 12, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment

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This is probably the shortest news post we’ve ever done here at (Xbox) One Cheats, but it concerns a much-asked and very important question. Will Xbox One games be available as digital downloads from the day the are released in retail stores?

Simply: Yes!

This is fantastic news and will negate the need to queue up for release day launches/worry about pre-orders and availability, etc.

All you should need to do is select the game in the marketplace and wait for your download to finish. In fact, you won’t even need to wait as the Xbox One will let you play before the download has completed (it’s smart like that)!

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PS4 game data install order can be altered dynamically

August 6, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 2 Comments

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Tidbits of information concerning many of the PS4’s “smaller features” continue to dribble out, the latest concerning the order in which game data is downloaded and installed on your console. You can check out our previous coverage on the matter here (including an overview).

Based on the popularity of particular parts of a game (i.e. single versus multiplayer, or one racing track versus another) the order in which specific game data is downloaded and installed onto your console (whether from the Playstation Network, or from Blu-Ray) can be changed, and it can be done on-the-fly.

Speaking to The Guardian, Evolution Studios’ Scott Kirkland had the following to say:

If we recognize that a majority of people take a particular path through the game that we didn’t anticipate, we could dynamically modify the default order that the digital version of the game gets pulled down in – and actually, that same technique could apply to how the data is pulled off the Blu-ray as well. We can continue to make the experience better for the player.

And if you’re not content to let someone else do all the thinking/work, the option is also there to choose specific parts to install first yourself. Like if you hate single player and wanna jump straight online – install multiplayer first.

It seems like more small features and benefits of the Playstation 4, much like this, continue to come to light as we get closer to the eventual launch of the console (exact release date still unconfirmed, by the way). Wonder what’s next…

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Xbox One has play as you download too

July 16, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 4 Comments

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Just like their Playstation 4 owning friends, Xbox One gamers will be able to start playing their games while they’re still being downloaded to the console, Microsoft has confirmed.

In a statement to Engadget Microsoft said:

Once the required data -– a fraction of the entire game -– is on [a consumer’s] hard drive, they can jump into the action while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.

It means that both disc and digital games now support this “play as you download” feature, with it already being confirmed by Microsoft that while a game is being installed to the hard-drive from a disc, you can start playing it.

What will really be interesting is how much data is actually required before you can start playing. Obviously it’s going to vary (potentially very widely) game to game, but will it average out at 10% of a game’s total data, 50% or more? We’ll have to wait and see this feature in action before making judgement.

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New PS4 tech enables almost instant access to game library

July 11, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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The good news keeps on coming for the PS4, with the latest being that you’ll be able to access your game collection on any Playstation 4 console (such as your friend’s). What’s more, with new “Play As You Download” technology, you won’t have to wait for the entire game to download and install before you can start playing!

Neil Brown, Sony’s research and development senior team leader, said the following during his speech at the Develop in Brighton conference in London:

You can visit your friend’s house, log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.

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