Yesterday, we posted an article covering the latest bad news for Sony. Hackers have successfully made new PS3 games available for download. What caught our attention the most was the size of some of these games. Is Blu-Ray even needed today?
Of course it is, Blu-Ray can hold tons of data on one disc, but the problem is that most third party developers will never use that space. Looking at the images below, you will see that the third party PS3 games are less than the capacity of a Dual Layer DVD. Now, if Sony were to somehow convince the third party devs to add extra content on the PS3 version of a third party game on a Blu-Ray, wouldn’t that help DL DVD become extinct and make Blu-Ray the physical media to use today? Heck, this might even get Microsoft and other companies to jump on the Blu-Ray ride and finally make Blu-Ray the DVD of today.
Needless to say, PS3 exclusive games such as God of War 3, Yakuza 3, Killzone 2, and of course movies have been using the large capacity Blu-Ray discs. It would be nice when video games and movies come on one disc, as an option of course.
Here are some of the images of the different sizes on PS3 games from a usenet source.