PS3 Game MGS4 Too Big For A BD50?

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on March 3, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, PS3


According to the creator (Kojima) of the Metal Gear Solid series, A blu-ray disc is too small for MGS4. Hideo Kojima has said "am not satisfied with the quality yet, however…there isn’t enough space." He also mentioned that they have had to make compromises in order to fit the game on a Blu-ray Disc.

We do wonder if the developers were trying to use uncompressed audio and 35Mb/s video cut scenes. We also wonder if he is talking about the 25GB Blu-ray disc, since no where in the original Japanese article was 50GBs mentioned.

[Via Kotaku]

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5 Responses to “PS3 Game MGS4 Too Big For A BD50?”

  1. Mehar on March 3rd, 2008 4:04 pm

    I don’t see why they didn’t compress atleast the audio, of course their is going to be a install, so it would have worked out in the end. This guy is just making Blu Ray look good for gaming, nothing more.

  2. Dave Cowl on March 3rd, 2008 4:17 pm

    Microsoft maintains that dual layer DVD is plenty of capacity for gaming needs…

  3. Belard on March 3rd, 2008 5:59 pm

    What I find amazing is HOW the game is so big?!

    Crysis eats 12GB of HD space. Far-Cry2 about 8GB when it comes out, but may max out to 10. UT3 eats about 5GB off my HD.

    But the XBOX360 version is on 20 DL DVD discs (170GB) – not a cheap game physically or development wise. The PS3 Blu-Ray version would still require 4 discs. It must take a month or 4 to finish up that much data. The new consoles don’t hold a candle compared to today’s GF8800s or ATI 3800 cards… but MGS4 does looks quite good.

    I don’t know how this game can be so big – how many VEC models are there? Only so many cars, trucks and aircraft that a game needs.

  4. Ryan on March 4th, 2008 4:21 am

    It’s likely the cut scenes MG is known for – I just hope they pony up and split across multiple discs rather than sacrafice the quality … I guess I didn’t realize it was so huge!

  5. Belard on March 4th, 2008 12:13 pm

    I don’t think there is too much that can be cut-down, but perhaps a bit more compression… But how many(and long) CUT-SCENES are there?

    That would be more movie than game.

    If its really 170GB worth of game, with adjusted encoding, get it down to 150GB to fit onto 3 Blu discs.

    How much 1080 video fits onto 50GB? About 6hrs? So, lets say each disc has 5 GB of computer engine data (textures, effects, etc) leaving 45GB of movie/audio data on 3 discs = 135GB of non computer data = 16~18hrs of video? That may bore the game – spending more time watching than playing.

    With the limited space on 9GB DVD for the 360 and requirements for game data, we can see why it requires 20 discs (about 100GB for video).

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