PS3 News: Ninja Theory: Dual-Layer Blu-Ray Is "Very Real" - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Ninja Theory: Dual-Layer Blu-Ray Is "Very Real"

Those of you tech guys out there may understand just how big 10 gigs really is...especially when we're only talking about audio. Evidently, Ninja Theory is using that staggering amount of space just for the audio in Heavenly Sword, and it's very possible they - and others - could start using dual layer Blu-Ray discs in the future. Hey, it was tough jamming all that high-quality audio on there, despite the impressive capacity of one of those Blu-discs. So said the developer-

“We use a mixture of compressed and uncompressed, but lots were compressed for the reasons people have stated. Make no doubt, fitting all the audio in and not stuttering and being the the highest quality we could get wasn’t easy, it was quite a problem even with the size of blu-ray. At one point we seriously considered dual layer Blu-ray cos of disk space issues.” (source: Gamers-Creed)

Remember, this is Ninja Theory's first PS3 game, and they're already maxing out the space for sound. Therefore, they honestly believe a dual layer Blu-Ray disc will be essential at some point down the road. It's something that many other developers may have to consider as well, provided others are having the same difficulty when squeezing sound onto the single layer Blu-Ray disc.

“Dual Layer BD is very real, as I said we very nearly became the first PS3 title to use it and this wasn’t just a random thought, it was seriously considered (including our publisher doing costing and manufacturing calculations)," added one of the team's developers.

Well, from what we heard in the demo, the sound is indeed fantastic, from the voice acting to the effects to the soundtrack. So if they have to use 10GB of space for sound that good, we figure it's worth it.

Related Game(s): Heavenly Sword

8/19/2007 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (0 posts)

There are no comments to display.

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Did Destiny live up to your expectations?
Yes it did and then some!
Not quite but it's still great.
No, it's only okay.
Not at all; it's a huge disappointment.

Previous Poll Results