id Software's Rage is an ambitious monster-packed shooter will come on three discs for the 360 and require an 8 GB install on the PlayStation 3 and a whopping 25 GB install on the PC.
"We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don't need to install all three discs," creative director Tim Willits said of the 360 version. "If you don't have the space available on your hard drive, don't stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two. You don't really need to install the multiplayer disc if you're really tight on hard disk space."
The PlayStation 3 version will come on one disc, but will require an 8 GB install. While certainly time consuming initially, the installation will allow you to enjoy a very attractive Rage. Apparently, the 8GB install isn't business-as-usual for the PS3.
"Sony was great. Kudos to Sony for letting us do that," Willits said. "They don't allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off... What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it's just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it's all the same. Some of the other systems you have... should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it? So yes, it's very nice."
Obviously, if you're playing on a hardcore PC, you need to meet Rage's system requirements with your rig, but if you have to choose between console versions, which will you pick? Personally, my default is the 360 these days, especially for multiplayer. I like the achievement system better, and most of the people I game with are on the 360. But that's just my opinion. What do you think?
Source: Digital Foundry