Well, this is a bit crazy. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is supposed to be a huge game and weighs in over 40GB on the PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version is supposed to be even larger in size due to the ability of choosing better textures and resolutions. The PC version of the game sold at retail stores will be on 6 DVDs.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions come on a single dual layered Blu-ray disc, which is able to hold up to 50GB of data. Even though modern PCs come with the latest hardware, the adoption rate of Blu-ray drives is still very low. So most if not all developers who release physical version of their games are forced to release them on DVDs. Since the game is so huge I expect the DVDs to be dual layered as well which carry around 8.7GB of data, so 6 discs make that around 52GB of data which sounds about right.
Check out the retail packaging and discs of the physical PC version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the image below courtesy of Reddit user /u/dasfrettchen63.
The physical copy also comes with a download code and does not require the discs to be inserted to play them like the console versions. So buying physical copies is understandable for those who have slow connections or limited bandwidth. Anyway I thought this was interesting, good luck to the guys getting the physical copies, installing 6 discs is gonna be a pain.
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