Hybrid game/movie Blu-ray discs coming to the PS3 this year

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Game Modding' started by iTz MiKe, Feb 13, 2009 with 3 replies and 262 views.

  1. iTz MiKe

    iTz MiKe Getting There

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    February 13, 2009 There's a lot of space on a 50GB Blu-ray disk. So much so that many PlayStation 3 developers are padding up to 50% of it with the data equivalent of whitespace, pushing content to the outside of the disc to decrease load times. Sony plans to change this with a hybrid movie/game disc, and expects at least two titles on shelves by the end of 2009.[Click here to view the link]
    John Koller, director of hardware marketing for the PS3 said "There are a lot of developers who say, we have this game based on a movie, wouldnt it be great to marry these concepts?"
    Indeed. There's already game spin-off movies available on Blu-ray, such as Resident Evil: Degeneration and Dead Space: Downfall. At US$40, these animated features are of questionable value to all but the most dedicated fans of the game, but when included on the game disc at, say, a $5 or $10 premium, they offer a unique value add - especially when included with other, more common "Collectors Edition" features.
    Koller expects two or three of these hybrid discs to be on shelves by the end of 2009, but remained tight-lipped regarding the studios and developers likely to launch them - other than the obvious pick, Sony, that is.
    Like many recent Sony Pictures titles on Blu-ray, the hybrid discs will contain a version of the film pre-encoded in a portable format which can be transfered to a PSP for watching on the go.
    With the rival Xbox 360 system only capable of reading a 9GB DVD, Sony is pushing the benefits of the additional 41GB capacity of Blu-ray in other ways - and will be promoting games from third-party developers who are offering PS3-exclusive content, such as EA's Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition.

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  2. JoeMal

    JoeMal Retired Retired

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    So if a movie had a video game as well, they would be on the same disc?
     
  3. punkskater2448

    punkskater2448 Taking Over The World Retired

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    Something like that yes. This is the one downside of the 360. Developers are maxing out the space on the disc so they can not publish their best work, they have to make cuts in places to make it fit. The day the 360 gets blu ray it would be the best thing for the 360. Graphics would sore up and the games overall would be better quality/
     
  4. Madsnper3

    Madsnper3 Enthusiast

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    that would be sweet. if it was true.:?