[–] theoldones 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

given the promises this games made, and the dev making the SJWs fuck off, im willing to withhold judgement and wait to see how good this game is

[–] L_Ron_Hoover [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm not too worried given thier reason.

The production realities of game development mean that a ‘release’ version has to be finalized some time before the actual release date. We could have used this time to get some rest, or we could use it to create some additional content and sell it to you as DLC, but we went back to the version-to-be-released and worked on it. The results are obvious: quests are more balanced, RPG progression is smoother, the game runs faster and every facet of the game got more polish. The drawback of course is that most of the data in the old build was replaced and has to be downloaded as a patch.

People in the comments speculated its an anti piracy measure.

[–] MensAgitatMolem 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It also kills saves of those who played the game before the "Day 1 Patch", but the main reason its so large is due to the CryEngine and the way it packages files. instead of replacing individual files, you have to replace the entire packaged archive.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Jesus. I know that the stuff you comb together for release day and the stuff you actually have on release day can diverge wildly, but 23gb? That's enough date for a game on its own.

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

oh wow i feel for those who are under data caps lol

[–] Astupidname69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah they need at least a couple more months.

[–] sugamari 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

World of tanks does that every week or 2.