God Of War III Eats Up 35GB Of A Blu-Ray Disc
Size and space is always a big deal for video game developers, which is why many first-party studios for Sony are thankful to have the Blu-Ray disc on their side.
According to a recent Tweet by SCEA Director of Technology Tim Moss, the upcoming God of War III uses a whopping 35GB of space on a Blu-Ray disc. Following the remark, he says, "thank heavens for Dual Layer Blu-Rays," which isn't surprising in the slightest. If A developer utilizes both sides of a Blu-Ray disc, they can jam up to 50GB of data on there, although according to The Lost Gamer, new techniques may allow a developer to put 33.4GB of space on one side of a piece of BD software. Over the past few years, we've heard many developers talk about the benefits of the Blu-Ray disc over DVD, and for a game like this, any extra help for the designers has to be appreciated. The final product should be both beautiful and even revolutionary from a technical standpoint, and one has to assume that the Blu-Ray disc has played a significant role in the game's excellence. This, combined with the power of the PlayStation 3, should allow GoWIII to shine brightly.
We'll let you know if that demo will hit the PSN this week; if it does, you can bet you'll see some hands-on impressions. You'll get some of those for the Yakuza 3 demo in a day or two, by the way.
Related Game(s): God of War III
2/21/2010 9:06:39 PM Ben Dutka