RE5 Bonus Disc: High-Def Blu-Ray On PS3, Standard DVD On 360
Perhaps you own both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and are on the fence concerning which version of Resident Evil 5 you will purchase. Capcom has already stated that both versions should be almost identical visual-wise, so it may come down to your controller preference (as it often does these days). On the other hand, if you're springing for the Collectors Edition, it may be a very simple choice...
Thanks to a reader who wanted an answer to this question, we now have a clarification. You probably already know that a special Bonus disc will be included in the RE5 Collectors Edition, and PS3 owners probably wanted to assume it would be on Blu-Ray. Xbox 360 owners didn't want to entertain the possibility, but Capcom's Christian Svensson confirmed it. As you can see in this response, PS3 fans are gonna be happy:
"Here is the answer:
On 360 - it is a bonus DVD - standard DVD resolution
On PS3 - it is a bonus Blu-Ray Disc - yes, the content is HD on this disc."
Yep, that bonus disc will display in brilliant 1080p Blu-Ray high-def for the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5, while the 360 version's bonus DVD will be limited to the standard 480p definition. Initially, Blu-Ray wasn't a huge selling point for the PS3, but since then, HD-DVD has capsized, developers are beginning to take advantage, and extra bonuses like these are starting to surface. For the hardcore RE fans, you're going to want the PS3 version of the Collectors; plain and simple.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
2/17/2009 Ben Dutka