And... then we have five million (?) more non-degradable plastic discs and their jewelboxes in our landfills. Paying a little more to reduce waste is a noble thing.Downloading so much data for just a game....
If I had to download this game to play it and it's 250GB - that's 1/4 of my monthly datacap from Comcast.
With the whole "lockdown" BS from the stupid leaders and things being so limited/restricted my family is home so much more than we used to be. It's not hard with a family of 4-5 people to hit 750-1000GB of data in a month. A game this size just isn't a good use of data, at least not in my opinion.
Perhaps crap like this might sway companies to looking into moving back to physical copies more. A dual layer Blu-ray disc can easily hold up to 50GB and according to Samsung they could hold more:
"A dual-layer disc can hold 50GB. To ensure that the Blu-ray Disc format is easily extendable (future-proof) it also includes support for multi-layer discs, which should allow the storage capacity to be increased to 100GB-200GB (25GB per layer) in the future simply by adding more layers to the discs."
A multi-layer blu-ray (or two) could easily house any game out there and I'd much rather take an hour or two to install the game off a disc or two over downloading 100s of GB of data that takes several hours anyway and eliminate the massive data hit I would take towards my monthly datacap.
It's not like you'll be downloading 250GB games on a regular basis anyway, right?