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Old 12-07-2008, 07:42 PM
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Default 400GB Blu-ray Discs Here Now - Entice Developers - 1TB: 2013

Game developers are likely to take full advantage of high-capacity new Blu-ray discs. Pioneer says the development plans are to create these super read-only discs in 2008-2010, rewritable discs in 2010-2012, and 1 TB discs in 2013.

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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uncompressed stuff is awesome. it increases loading speed and stuff... but man, i cant see (YET) that any game or video will really need 1tb, let alone 400gb
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Think in 2013, they'll have the new "Super-HD" discs out to market?
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It would be nice for game developers to have the nearly-unlimited space of a 400GB Blu-Ray. It would allow them to do everything uncompressed, which would also likely save on development and licensing costs so they don't have to pay royalties to Dolby for DD on games or, in the case of games like Uncharted, DTS and still have multichannel audio. Not to mention it would decrease the time developers would have to spend learning or developing their own compression algorithms to decrease file size, which in turn lowers development cost and time. This isn't even considering how much MORE content they could cram on these discs.

Of course, if these discs are ridiculously expensive to manufacture, that kinda negates any cost benefit as far as development goes.
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Think in 2013, they'll have the new "Super-HD" discs out to market?
I don't think anyone is sure about the date, but this is great news for Blu-Ray in that it would likely be able to stick around largely unchanged if the industry moves to 2160p as as been projected by some. I'd predict a backwards compatibility of sorts with current players and newer hardware capable of producing 4k.

As far as video games are concerned...the current PS3's BD-Rom is about as fast as Jabba the Hut slithering to a Weight Watchers meeting. It's already causing serious problems as evidenced by the mandatory installs so many games have. 400gb games make me very nervous on the current hardware. Here's hoping that the PS4 not only uses Blu-Ray but also uses at least a 6x BD-Rom.
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