Sony thinks Blu-ray is too small and is working on a new technology
Sony and Panasonic will work together to create a new standard for an optical disc capable of recording at least 300GB of information, Panasonic announced Monday. The goal is to unveil the actual technology before the end of 2015.
The 300GB optical discs are geared toward professional use with the new storage capacity offering unique advantages to archivists and video editors. Sony pointed to the video production industry, including motion picture houses and broadcasters. But cloud-based data centers could also tap into the high-capacity discs to retain vast amounts of data. So, how could this new technology appeal to gamers?
Current dual layer Blu-ray disc is capable of holding about 50GB of data. Today's triple-A games may only require around 5GB to10GB of information. With high polygon counts, higher resolutions, less loading times the future is clear. More abilities a game can bring to next generation console means more data and space. For collectors, imagine the entire The Sims collection all on one disc or the complete seasons of the X-Files.
No it is about simple and cheap mass storage, try not to be so simple minded.
Does this mean that we'll get Playstation 5 in few years to try boosting new formats sales?
Capcom listening to fans?
There you go. Confirmation for the PS5
Would you really risk destroying Final Fantasy 7 as a franchise in of itself by making a remake that could just be a bust?
Shhh! Capcom might hear you.
No excuses from Square about how Final Fantasy VII remake would take too much resources just to rebuild the towns if this becomes the media standard.
Only multi-console releases are small on space, PS3 has already released games that nearly capped the 50gb limit(Metal Gear Solid 4). The only reason that games aren't taking advantage of that space is because the 360 can't handle larger games, but with the next generation around the corner that will change. The next generation consoles need more space to work the magic, but it should be noted that we are on the track towards digital only releases which would make a new disc type unnecessary. It would be interesting if they released the new type for PS4 without telling anyone lol
You could say the same this concerning Blu-Ray when it came out, though. And now Sony thinks it's not enough.
Some games would be over the normal limit, so some content within the game would end up on the cutting room floor to have enough space. With this new technology no one would have to worry about having too much stuff and will cut down on bottle-necking the creative process.
It'll be the same trend as CDs and DVDs. In the beginning it would be really expensive for a 5-pack, and a few years down the line you can find a 20 pack at the bargain bin at the Dollar Store.
Western Digital presents Green Ray!!!
More discs = more money. Using multiple discs for video games costs developers a lot of money, which adds to their bottom line. Why spend more money by putting games on multiple discs when you can just use one disc for everything?
This is pretty cool! I'm just thinking that Square is going to take advantage of this new technology, and the first Final Fantasy game they develop for the new media will be very epic, graphical, and still take up 3 of those discs.
This is about disks, not harddrives
this is a good read for anyone who thinks this is breacking news: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc I know personally I had heard of a Blu-ray technology capable of 100gb or more on one disc long before the PS3 was announced or released,also any of this is only important if it can be used with existing tech, with say a firmware update.
Imagine: Buy SFV, and on the disk is SFxT 2, SSFV and SSFV: Arcade Edition, each with locked on disk characters and costumes.
Be ready buy yet another dvd player....
Fit entire anime series on 1 disc instead of forcing me to swap disc every 5 episodes.
The only way I can see this being used at all is for backup of data. After that not much use to be had unless you wanted to make the longest game/ movie in history.