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TESO’s console client has 15GB day-one patch

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Console gaming is great – you can sit on the couch, hold a controller and play on a gorgeous big screen TV. However, not all games and genres make it to all platforms. While Neverwinter is there for MMO fans who want to play on Xbox One, many people have been holding out for The Elder Scroll Online to land on PS4 and Xbox One. Just be prepared to delete some games to make room for the massive client.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited console beta test is set to begin. With the launch date of the full game on 9 June, of course they needed to get the ball rolling. It’s a limited public beta and people should be receiving their invitations as you read this. However, it sounds like a pretty good beta – the full game will be available and there’s no NDA so people can share screens and stream video to their heart’s content. It’s just this bit that has me worried:

ESOTU is an incredibly massive game, both in terms of sheer scope and the data required to bring you this truly enormous experience. At the moment, the client will exceed a 50GB Blu-ray disc which means there will also be a large day-one patch that is somewhere in the region of 15GB.

Um, so we’re looking at 65GB of data? And that’s just the compressed version, isn’t it? That’s what they squeeze onto the disc and then gets unpacked onto the HDD at an even larger size? I’m glad the game is massive in scope, but that massive data size… If a day-one patch can be 15GB, just imagine how big the updates will be for this game. This clearly isn’t made for anyone with slow (read: sub-10MB) or capped internet.

I liked FFXIV on PS4 – that was a fun MMORPG that I really enjoyed. Not enough to pay a subscription at this point in my life, but that’s also because I have a steady stream of review games and not enough hours in the day to play it enough to get my money’s worth. I like that TESO:TU is free so people can jump in and play without committed to a monthly subscription. I just worry about this game – the PC version wasn’t great when we reviewed it and I’m not sure that the console version will fix it.

Last Updated: April 23, 2015

31 Comments

  1. Umar

    April 23, 2015 at 08:09

    FF XIV is still the superior MMO and with Heavensward coming, why would anyone jump into Elder Snores Online.

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    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 23, 2015 at 08:12

      Rather play Skyrim, DX:HR or Planetside 2

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      • Brady miaau

        April 23, 2015 at 08:26

        played, played and is that not a FPS?

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        • Admiral Chief asked for this

          April 23, 2015 at 08:28

          Planetside 2 NOT an FPS?

          Ummm, no dude

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          • Brady miaau

            April 23, 2015 at 08:46

            “PlanetSide 2 is a Massively Multiplayer first person shooter that delivers truly epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail.”, from the site itself.

            So, you saying it is more one of these RPG with FPS elements, sort of like Deus Ex:HR?

          • Admiral Chief asked for this

            April 23, 2015 at 08:48

            Ah, misunderstood your intent, I’m on the same page now.

            You can upgrade your weapons and vehicles, so it is an FPS, also with vehicular combat and some level of strategy.

            I thought you said that PS2 is NOT an FPS, which it is ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Brady miaau

            April 23, 2015 at 09:02

            Oh look. The word “is” is missing. Whoops. Changes meaning a bit!

            I would not play it, though.

          • Admiral Chief asked for this

            April 23, 2015 at 09:29

            Well, to name a few things I like about it:
            – No sub
            – Free
            – Choose your own type of combat (sniper, tank, aircraft, medic etc.)
            – Don’t like that section of the map? Respawn somewhere else on the very large map and continue combat there
            – Very low level of abuse
            – A lvl1 soldier can and will take down a lvl100 soldier
            – SO MANY GUNS
            – Insane amount of players, OR, smaller fights, YOU choose
            – DEM GFX!
            – Quick in/out pew pew action fix

          • Brady miaau

            April 23, 2015 at 10:31

            lag?

          • Admiral Chief asked for this

            April 23, 2015 at 10:59

            Very manageable actually, the netcode is magnificent.

            I’m able to snipe the snot out of the guys with a 250-300 ping (2mb ADSL)

          • Hammersteyn

            April 23, 2015 at 11:11

            If you like FPS games I’d check it out. It really offers massive value for a game that’s F2P

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      April 23, 2015 at 08:14

      free vs sub?

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      • Admiral Chief asked for this

        April 23, 2015 at 08:16

        Lame vs super lame?

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          April 23, 2015 at 08:25

          Which one is which? One is a JRPG & the other is ESO ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Umar

        April 23, 2015 at 08:40

        Understandable but, I would pay for something interesting rather than play something boring for free.

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  2. BurnZ

    April 23, 2015 at 08:24

    OMG, HAHAHAHAHA! Im laughing cause i have to justify the tears flowing down my cheeks. I loved Skyrim, poured 300+ hours into it, which is about the same amount of time it will take me to download the patch (if i was getting this game) on my 2mb line. Sad stuff.

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    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 23, 2015 at 08:29

      Yeah, Skyrim was quite the time sponge

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 23, 2015 at 08:32

        Fus Ro Dah is die naweek al weer verby

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        • Admiral Chief asked for this

          April 23, 2015 at 08:37

          IKR 3 hours later all that I’ve done was create armour and sell things :/

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  3. Hammersteyn

    April 23, 2015 at 08:27

    I saw The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition Pre-Order on the PS store for R999…… so I bought LA Cops instead… The reviews are mediocre. But it’s looks like Hotline Miami crossed with Crusader : No Regret. kinda. Gonna play that tonight a bit

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    April 23, 2015 at 08:38

    This is exactly why external HDD support is such an important factor, I’d kill myself if I constantly had to delete and re download games/install games with their latches etc.

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    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 23, 2015 at 08:46

      *patches

      Also, good point

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 23, 2015 at 08:52

      Why would you constantly delete and redownload games? 500GB goes a long way

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      • Pieter Kruger

        April 23, 2015 at 08:54

        Guess that’s one perk of only playing Indies….????

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 23, 2015 at 08:58

          Hehehehe not just indies.

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  5. Lord Chaos

    April 23, 2015 at 08:43

    Hahahaha…

    *Goes dringking

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  6. Melasco

    April 23, 2015 at 09:29

    I got a beta key, but I’m not downloading over 60GB for a 3 day beta… I’ll get to play maybe(this is a beta….) 1 day for 2 days nonstop download… No thanks. I don’t get why they didn’t downsize the beta… Oh well..

    I’ll give the full game a go anyways!

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    • Hoi Jaws

      April 23, 2015 at 16:33

      do u still have that key? if its for ps4 and you dont wanna use it, i would like to check out the beta.

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      • Melasco

        April 24, 2015 at 08:00

        I used it before checking the download size…. Else I would have posted it here for sure. Sorry ๐Ÿ™

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  7. Rock789

    April 23, 2015 at 09:54

    Nope, nope, NOPE! Bantha poodoo in disguise is still just s@!# at heart! Nein danke!

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  8. Greylingad

    April 23, 2015 at 10:30

    Yeah… just no… Especially considering I have a 3g internet solution at 20GB a month, this is just not going to happen…

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