400GB Disc for Playstation 3?

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A new 400GB optical disc could end up being compatible with existing Blu-ray players, such as Sony's PlayStation 3, creator Pioneer has informed online publication Edge.

While current Blu-ray players and drives will not be able to read the 16-layer disc--each layer can hold up to 25GB--Pioneer claims that a firmware update may allow existing players to be compatible. The technology is expected to hit mass market by 2010, with a 1TB version of the disc format expected to arrive within five years.

However, Pioneer further noted that the technology "is not being proposed as a candidate for addition to the existing Blu-ray Disc format" at this time.

Blu-ray discs currently max out in a 50GB design consisting of two 25GB data layers. Sony has yet to comment on the possibility of PS3 support for the new technology.
Source: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/56200
 
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Oh how times have changed since magnetic tape and vinyl....
 
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Word on the street is that most PS3 games don't use most of the Blu-Ray disc's capacity. What's going to be done with the remaining 375 GB? =P
 

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Word on the street is that most PS3 games don't use most of the Blu-Ray disc's capacity. What's going to be done with the remaining 375 GB? =P
That's not surprising.

A single layer Blu-ray disc is 25GB and I have yet to come across a game that large (that I know of, anyway).
 
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If they used the 400 GB disc for old PS1/PS2 games that can be played on the PS3, like a package with like 40 (or more until it fills the discs) full games on there, I'd so buy it. Would be great for packaging a couple of movies with that amount of space too.
 
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You would be able to fit about 100 PS2 games on one of those discs.
 
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Hmm yeah, there is no developer on the face of the planet dedicated enough to fill that capacity with a game or yeah >.> dunno seems like a good idea for packaging **** together though.
 
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**** man thats more than my current HD capacity :s
 
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If i recall, Hideo Kojima wanted to make MGS4 a 2 disc game. He wanted to fill the first disc and start on a second. Sony however werent keen on bluray being perceived as small and wouldnt allow it. Was this true or was this a rumour? How much space was used on the MGS4 disc?
 
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I'd say mgs4 would be 10 gigs max, probably half of that.
 
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Well, by developing that disc they won't have to develop anything else for the upcoming 10 years for video game discs.

Although I somehow believe that we will stop with discs for video games and u will actually have a huge ass hard disk in the console and the games you will buy will be on disk-on-key, or something like that.
 
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I'd say mgs4 would be 10 gigs max, probably half of that.
I'm pretty sure it was 25 gigs or more. I heard they wanted it to go on the 360 but couldn't couldn't fit it all on one disc.
 
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Dude my EA folder with crysis, crysis warhead and dead space is smaller than that. There is not that much content in mgs4.
 
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wikipedia said:
Guns of the Patriots is the first PS3 game that uses a full 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Disc, even after extensive efforts in data compression.
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mgs4 is ****ing badass.


ok... so with all those hours of cutscene animation, almost flawless in-game animation (can't imagine how many frames...) lots of 1024* textures per model. world models/animations etc. i can imagine it being pretty big :p
 
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That's coming from Wikipedia. I sincerely doubt they actually tried compressing things. When you have that much space, you can just throw **** on there without worrying.
 
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I stand corrected, I knew msg4 was a massive feat- but this is pretty amazing.
 

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