Picked up GamePass Ultimate for R16. It combined all my subs automatically and set the renewal date for the whole sub to when my XBL Gold was going to renew. So I get GamePass on PC till end December basically for that R16. Some guys with subs ending in Decemeber 2020 will only pay full price on that renewal date!
Spiderman for PS4
Get home, insert disc, earegly clutching controller.
"Hang on mate, just installing the game, come back in 15 minutes"
"Game installed, grab your controller! waaaaaait for it.... Just hang on while we install this 19 gig patch"
6 hours later
"Right. all done! You ready for da web?! Get set! Aaaaaaand, there's another 2 gig patch, just hang on..."
Games are huge and in the case of 4K textures, you expect the patches to be sizeable. But, and this is due to many factors including increasing complexity of games, Day 1 patches, and subsequent patches just to fix bugs, etc are ridiculously huge. There have been games in the past year where the patch has been as big as or even bigger than the initial install. PC gamers are used to it, even in the days before 56k modems games got patched, you just had to buy magazines to get the patch. For console gamers, this is a relatively new phenomenon, really the last ten or so years.
Long gone are the days of popping in a disc and just playing the game, that convenience is a thing of the past.
It's also how they patch games these days. Instead of having a small file that inserts the new files into the correct places, they just throw out entire sections of the game because high speed internet in first world countries allows it.