Dead Rising 3 patch coming today, at 13GB in size

Possibly the largest game patch ever, definitely on Xbox.

Posted by Callumpy   21st January 2014

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Today's Dead Rising 3 update should make us question the future of gaming on Xbox One as it will boast a huge 13GB file size.

We are used to a 'large' update on Xbox being around 500MB to 1GB in size, but now gamers who play Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One will be prompted to download a massive 13GB update in order to play the game. It may not affect some of you who have unlimited data usage and fast internet connections, but not everyone has that unfortunately.

Here are some estimates I have made for how long it will take to download the update for different users on different connections:
128Kbps (ISDN-2): 225:41:40
2Mbps (ISDN-32): 14:06:21
25Mbps (ATM25): 01:07:42
100Mbps (100Base-TX): 00:17:20

Dead Rising 3's executive Producer, Josh Bridge, released this statement:

"You can dodge the patch by disconnecting your router or your Xbox One, but if you want to play Dead Rising 3 while online, you have to download the update. And, really, while this might be kind of annoying if you have a slow Internet connection, it’s not that big a deal… unless you have a data cap. If your cable company limits the amount of bandwidth you can use every month, this could be a serious problem."

“The patch is designed to both fix issues and ensure compatibility with the online players and all of the upcoming add-on content that is coming out shortly as well”.Josh Bridge

So it seems that the patch is being released today just before the first DLC, Operation Broken Eagle, comes out tomorrow. If you are unlucky enough to have a data limit from your ISP, you may want to avoid this patch and download it when your limit has reset, hopefully it won't be the norm for future updates to be so large in size.

Let us know in the comments section below how this update may affect you, or maybe it doesn't!

Source: Kotaku Australia
Via: eTeknix

    Administrator Stealth David 21 Jan 2014 04:30 pm

    Only 13gb Must not fix that much then :innocent:

      News Editor Grimlocke Prime 26 Jan 2014 12:51 pm

      13GB Dang that is insane good thing I never get disconnected for updates.

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