Kojima: Blu-ray isn't big enough for MGS4

Written by Joe Martin

March 3, 2008 | 10:25

Tags: #famitsu #format-war #kojima #metal-gear-solid #mgs4 #playstation-3 #ps3

Companies: #blu-ray

Kojima Productions, developer of Metal Gear Solid 4, has revealed that Blu-ray discs aren't offering enough space for its games.

Speaking in a Kojima podcast, Ryan Payton, one of the key producers at Kojima, said that there wasn't enough room on the game discs for Japanese and English versions to carry the languages from other versions.

Interest piqued, Famitsu followed up on the comments and asked head-honcho Hideo Kojima about space concerns. Hideo gave the following reply:

"For us, we're not still not satisfied with the quality we can do. You know, there's not capacity space...There's not enough space at all. (laughs) ...There's not enough space. We always talked about where to cut and what to compress."

Blu-ray discs currently offer around 50GB of space for the PlayStation 3, but apparently that just isn't enough for some developers.

Is Kojima just being greedy about it all, or is the 50GB cap a legitimate concern for developers? What do you think the final game will play like when it's out? Let us know in the forums.
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