Treyarch's David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar told the Black Ops 2 community that the install textures option wouldn't offer a significant performance gain, but would put less strain on the disc drive.
"This is one the fans havve been demanding for a bit. Black Ops 2 has an option to "Install Textures to HDD," explained Vonderhaar.
"When we explained to PS3 folks that installing to the HDD wouldn't neccessarily give us any significant performance gains, they explained back that the issue is they play so much it puts constant stress on the Blu-ray drive and wears them out.
"It's a non-trivial amount of HDD space to install all the textures. I don't want to get into exactly numbers because anything can, and does change during development.
"You don't have to install to enjoy the game. We still pre-cache like we did on Black Ops," he added.
Copyright: ActivisionAnnounced earlier this year, Black Ops 2 is set during a 21st-century Cold War and will release on November 13 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A Wii U version will follow.
The game's campaign will feature usable drones and horses, as well as a robot enemy forced to fight in a devastated Los Angeles.
Zombies mode, meanwhile, will be announced and detailed on September 26.
Treyarch has released a number of teaser trailers for its popular undead mode, following a report that zombies will appear in multiplayer, and as a campaign option.
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