It seems like the woes for next-now-current-gen consoles and the next victim for insanely huge patches is Sniper Elite 3 on the Xbox One. Rebellion Games clarified over the weekend that there would be a mandatory 10GB patch available for the game on launch day. The patch replaces a lot of the data on the disc and also makes changes so that future updates for the platform won’t be as insane. Rebellion told Eurogamer that other platforms would also see day one patches that included some of the same fixes, but they would be “much smaller.” Discs pressed later on after the launch will have the patches on them already.
“While we understand gamers will be frustrated at the wait, the good news is that the update will actually reduce the size of the game’s total install footprint on their hard drive, and reduce the size of future patches significantly,” said a Rebellion spokesperson.