Sony Bend's impressive, free support of PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone is set to continue today by doing it's community a real solid. Patch 1.61 should be available to download on your console right now, and it actually reduces the game's overall size -- leaving you with more room for other PS4 title's to take up.
Detailed over on Reddit, the team explained that players will initially need to download a gigantic 30GB update, but in doing so it optimises the game to a point where its overall size will be smaller once all is said and done. Therefore, it seems very much worth doing. Elsewhere, patch 1.61 makes the following changes:
- The mission “Better to Light One Candle” bounty should able be obtained properly
- General optimization towards certain missions
- Scoring will properly apply when utilizing oxygen tanks in the “Reloaded” Challenge
- The mission “The Anarchist Spy” will properly reset traps if you fail the mission
- The mission “Out of Nowhere” helicopter’s light are been fixed
- General optimization prior to playing before the game fully downloads
- General improvements to optimization and stability
Do you think you'll take advantage of this patch? Have you been running out of storage room on your PS4? Get downloading in the comments below.
Such an underrated title, this will gain much more appreciation in the coming years when people finally buy it in sales.
How does this work? Reducing the size of the game. Are there any compromises in regards of the quality?
That's actually very cool.
@JAMes-BroWWWn I imagine it's just optimisation.
@JAMes-BroWWWn better compression, optimised code, getting rid of useless assets or improved game engine. The list goes on. I doubt they would remove anything useful
I doubt I'll bother with the patch as I'm right near the end I think..once I get the plat I'll be done with it.Absolutely fantastic game!
They been using double data because of the slow HDD in the consoles, that's why with the SSD in next generation consoles patches & game sizes will be smaller than this generation.
It will be interesting to see what they can do exclusively on PS5 hardware. maybe a horde with over a 1000 running at you.
i feel for the people on data caps that have had this from the beginning. regardless of how good the support has been, the size of the patches has been ridiculously excessive, and numerous.. must easily be 300gb+ of download for just one game.
@mdogg91 It would be crazy seeing what they can with all that extra horses. I am think almost 1500+ endgame horde , advanced lighting and physics in a town setting would be crazy.
some call this a underrated title, that is bs, it have sold very good. i think a goty/complete edition will be coming for the ps5 of this game.
Finished the game and got my Platinum. Doubt I will return. Cool to know the patch will free up some space though.
I only encountered 4 bugs the entire game - 2 involved side quests and 2 involved Hordes.
My first side quest bug involved one just...ending with a success - it was one of those protecting the weak quests. I went to a location, used that tracking vision, and boom - person freed. No side story, no freeing of anyone, just...succeed. I was kind of bummed because it seemed to be a more emotional side story than the rest when I looked it up online.
The second side quest bug was much later in the game where it just kind of started. It was a bounty quest. I got the radio call to meet up with the person to accept the quest, and instead, the Quest just assigned to me with no explanation.
The two Horde bugs might not necessarily been bugs...but tough to tell. I took out a couple of Hordes just by being far away and tossing explosives and sniping (with a machine gun) and the Horde never ran in my direction. It's as if the AI couldn't figure out how to get to me so the Horde just...well...did Horde things in their crap piles as if nothing was happening. They reacted to explosives but only in the sense to check what was going on, but not to my gun fire.
@mdogg91 Probably just sharper graphics as that is what people are allways craving. I really don't care about anything above 1080p. Just give me better framerates and cool gameplay additions like you say with hordes of 1000's of zombies.
I imagine this isn't the best place to ask, but could someone explain to me some things about the post launch added stuff to this game? I'm aware there were a ton of challenge missions and whatnot. My question is, when I eventually buy the game, how much of the "new" stuff will be available? Was anything time limited?
They should do this with all games that get patches
@Tulio517 Everything should be available, none of the challenges added after launch are time-limited.
@Tulio517 No, it's all still there. Better than ever!
Here we go again there’s lots of people like me in Surry Virginia who have very slow Internet. These companies think the whole world has high speed Internet and that’s not true. Bummer but nothing new! 😢
@Loftimus @LiamCroft that's great to know! Thanks guys!
Poor optimization was a gripe of mine during all the patches and updates. It's nice to hear the studio is still improving the experience.
Yeah no sh*t they downsized it as its almost 20GB smaller now, don't know what kind of witchcraft they used but i hope more Devs do this.
@Rhaoulos compressed optimized code sounds interesting but getting rid off of useless assests do sound like a compromise of quality. Hope that's not the as I plan to replay it.
@banacheck I didn't know that the difference of hard-drive makes such a difference of size or even usage of the gamesize. Sounds exciting.
I’ve yet to go back and do new game plus but I love this game
I’m hype to see what Sony bend does next on the ps5.
I didn't know that either until I read what a developer & Mark Cerny said on the benefits of SSD, it's not a normal SSD either it's a customized one. Sony’s PS5 SSD has “raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs. Mark Cerny believes it's the SSD that going to be a "Game changer" for consoles. Cannot wait to hear what Sony has to say about the PS5.
@DonJorginho So true! I only recently played it due to mixed reviews and now ones one of my favorite stories on PS4. Really liked the fact that the story a links to a classic PS1 game
Bar the intial bike sound glitch this never skipped a beat for me . Bend have to be commended for the ongoing support. May be my favourite game this gen
I experienced a few glitches, but overall I loved Days Gone and got a platinum.
The biggest glitch I encountered was when I was entering the cave to fight the Reacher boss - the AI behaved erratically and the horde that was supposed to spawn afterwards never came. Even after several 'exit to menu' did not fix it. I finally turned off my Pro completely and restarted it and it worked perfectly.
@VatoLoco47 I had it digitally preordered and when the reviews came out I thought I was an idiot and made the wrong purchase but when playing it it felt nothing like what reviewers had described it as, it had an amazing story, great characters, fun mission design and such a great open world with amazing visuals, I also loved the references to Syphon Filter and the fact you can unlock Gabe's taser in the game too!
I was one of the first to platinum this game and even got to talk over twitter dms with many members of the team including the head honcho John Garvin and they were so friendly and open to talking to fans that Bend are one of my favourite studios at the moment!
@banacheck wow sounds like Sony can't wait to showcase the PS5 as we can't wait to see it. Getting more and more excited about the next gen. Nice tech improvements as it seems. Hope it'll be somewhere next month.
@DonJorginho They even burn like in Syphon Filter haha. That's so cool that you could chat to them. Really hoping this gives them a chance to revive Syphon Filter that way they can end it leading to Days Gone
@banacheck I'm not saying you're wrong but... if you're correct about removing double data to reduce file size then surely by removing this 'double data' the game is now going to run slower? Since we haven't moved to these new SSDs yet and the double data was being used to speed up the game?
This game is so much better that what I expected. It brings nothing really new but at the same time, it has a good story (really liked the characters) with some cool features in a beautiful open world. Not the best ai for humans, but for a guy that never liked zombies (yap, never liked resident evil), I really like the ones in this game.
I have 4 TB of storage (2 internal 2 external) and I really wonder how I will handle all my games on the PS5. I'll have to use my PS4 for my older games and only use some frequently played PS4 games on the PS5. PS5 storage could be extremely expensive. We'll see.
I understand the wish to have your entire library available to you at all times, but does it really justify such a huge investment into storage? Memory chip prices will definitely go up this year.
Personally, I only keep my absolute favorite games on an external 1TB HDD and the games I currently play on a 1TB SSD in my PS4. The rest I'll redownload as I go along.
@JAMes-BroWWWn when I say useless assets, I really mean useless, as in unused in the entire game. Like models that were created and never used. It happens more often than you think.
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