Sniper Elite 3 is the upcoming first person shooter from Rebellion Games. It is going to be released soon for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is already in the hands of some users, and according to early reports, the game has a huge day 1 patch on the Xbox One.
According to early reports, the day 1 patch on Xbox One weighs in at about 10 GB, which sounds insane for a game’s day 1 patch. This is nothing surprising though as Xbox One usually has bigger size of patches for its games.
Rebellion Games have assured that this day 1 patch will be of smaller size on other platforms. As shared by Eurogamer, Rebellion Games gave an explanation on why this patch is so big in size.
“The main part of the update is to sync data between the game’s retail discs and the Xbox Live digital download edition of the game. In the several weeks between sending the code off to manufacture and release, rather than sit around or take a break, we’ve continued to work on the game, making improvements and optimisations.
“We’ve also begun work on multiplayer DLC and a small part of this update is to introduce a compatibility pack. This is standard for any game that adds DLC – it’s just to make sure everyone can have the same multiplayer experience whether they own DLC or not.”
Rebellion Games acknowledged the huge download for day 1 patch but assure that it was necessary due to the optimization that they did after sending the game code for publishing on discs.
“While we understand gamers will be frustrated at the wait, the good news is that the update will actually reduce the size of the game’s total install footprint on their hard drive, and reduce the size of future patches significantly.
“It’s part of this ongoing optimisation process that’s enabled Sniper Elite 3 to perform well at a native 1080p on both Xbox One and PS4. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we firmly believe Sniper Elite 3 will be worth the wait!”
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