Watch Dogs, GTA 5 and other next-gen titles could max out Blu-ray disc capacity on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4?
Download GTA 5, Watch Dogs on PS4 could reach 50GB
The president of Sony’s worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida talks about the vision behind his company’s next generation console with PS4 and dropped hints of the enormous size of data in upcoming games.
The games are big, they’re 50GB; download isn’t instantaneous.
So, with PS4, we can expect game sizes to reach 50GB but it could be more than that considering there are a number of titles on PlayStation 3 already surpassed 40GB, for example Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII and Santa Monica’s God of War III.
It remains to be seen whether Ubisoft to tap into the full power of Blu-ray discs by using maximum capacity available for Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4.
For Rockstar Games, there is no announcement on PS4 release for GTA V but with previous titles such as L.A. Noire used to be a six-disc Xbox 360 game until it took them “a lot of effort to get down to three discs”, it is interesting to see how GTA V will stack up.
The factors that contribute to the size of the game mainly derived from the detail they put on the map as well as the character’s performances.
With quadruple layer Blu-ray discs, one can store up to 150GB worth of data.
In 2008, Pioneer Corporation unveiled a 400 GB Blu-ray Disc (containing 16 data layers, 25 GB each) and there is ongoing development to create a 1 TB Blu-ray Disc as soon as this year.