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Why Assassin's Creed 3 Xbox 360 Is Shipping On Two Discs

Tom Hopkins


Assassin's Creed 3's developers explain that the game is too big for one disc on Xbox 360.

Published on Oct 2, 2012

Assassin's Creed 3 will follow Resident Evil 6, Battlefield 3, Rage and Mass Effect 3 when arrives via two discs for Xbox 360, Ubisoft Montreal has confirmed.

"It's two discs on 360 and one on PS3," AC3 creative director Alex Hutchinson told NowGamer. "You'd be surprised what blows the disc. Sound blows the disc, but also videos. What was scary for us was we blew the disc with no... there's only like two videos in the game, the rest is in-game cut-scenes. We were like 'we're still blowing the disc? That's terrifying.' It's by far the biggest game I've worked on."

Exact details on how the content id divided is unclear, but constantly changing discs won't be an issue.

"Don't worry, there's not going to be like, disc-swapping if you get to the end of chapter 3 and having to swap over - that's not going to happen. We've separated it," added animation director Jonathan Cooper.

Pressed on whether Assassin's Creed 3 simply comprises a one-time disc-swap half-way through the game, Cooper added: "No, it's not even that. We won't talk about how it's done... but don't worry about it, you won't be jumping back and forth."

Would you rather get the game on one Blu-ray or two DVDs? Is installation the way forward? Have your say below!

 

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