Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by kronos, Jul 7, 2008.
If this will work with standard BluRay players, imagine the games on the PS3! Crazy!
imagine trying to port a 400 gig game to 360.
"please insert disk 27."
i can hear the flailing of fanboys already...
Well let's wait and see if it's BC first.
But I am drooling over a HD remastering of all the MGS games. ON ONE DISC.
man i so want MGS1 with the engine from 4. that would kick butts all over the place.
"so you noticed something about me snake?"
I doubt this will ever see the light of day, especially if it's not compatible with all the players on the market now.
It has legitimate uses elsewhere, but I can't see the need for this in the home market at all.
As a storage medium, I can see it's uses. As a practical everyday movie or game medium, not so much. The main problem is that the blu-ray drive is really slow due to it's small focused lens. For a disc that large to be usable, there would need to be some serious speed increases on the drives themselves. Could you imagine trying to use a PS3 to access date on any layer past the 4th layer? You'd be looking at 10 minute load times if it needed to get to that 16th layer right now.
Yeah, and that's the rub.
There is no practical need for this kind of thing in the home. I'm sure 50 gig discs are big enough for pretty much everything you could want to do for the next 10 years.
IF Kojima could fit it on one disk.
Even one of these big suckers.
if they worked out BlueRay burners for computers, I could see real application at work for 400G blue ray discs...
Putting everything to tape is a pain. It would be nice for burned media to even attempt to catch up so we had multiple options for archiving.
I have said it before and I will say it again "Blu is here to stay!"
People waiting on this technology are complete idiots, this is further proof of the technology being future proof.
Also, please note currently 400 GB may seem extreme ... its not. I can quickly think of many near future uses for the capacity aside from wicked games.
(1) Entire TV/MOVIE series on a single disc (FINALLY!!!!)
(2) Extreme Definition (XD) or Extreme High Definition (XHD) - 1440p (2560x1440) & 2160p (3840x2160) - resolution movies. 1080p is not the be-all and end-all.
"At present, anything above 1080p is not an official standard, so whilst we might see 1440p, 2160p and even greater sets, they're not yet following any rigid standard.
I'd imagine the first applications that could take advantage of these displays are high-end PCs, and possibly a revved-up PS3, though there's a debate amongst gamers as to whether improved image definition in itself is a good thing for gaming.
Everyone else is still working towards achieving 1080p. It will be a time before even 1080p signals will be commonplace in a broadcast situation, letalone higher specs.
So, it's good to see these sets in development, but who is really going to get the most from them? People with more money than sense might buy them to be cool, but can you imagine a 720p broadcast signal looking any better on a 2160p set than a standard def signal currently looks on a 1080p set?
It's resolution madness!"
In 10 years, 400 GB will be a drop in the bucket for storage needs.
Just the fact that they've come up with 400gig discs that could, potentially, be used for data storage, is pretty groovy. I don't know if I'll ever own technology capable of doing that type of burning/storing, but the fact that it exists makes me go "Wow."
I doubt existing players will work with this without modification. Even if they're capable of it mechanically, I'm guessing the firmware wouldn't know (or wouldn't know how) to look for more layers.
I would LOVE to only need 1-2 disks to backup my primary HDD on my computer.
Well a lot of BR players are being made with internet connections for the Blu Ray Live shiz. Could do it that way.
Like I said, the current speed of BDR players, drives and readers is too slow to make these a practical solution for any use. By the time speedy burners and readers are available at affordable prices, other types of storage media will have eclipsed this. Things like solid state hard drives, both internal and external, will be cheaper, larger and more practical for backing up info.
Unfortunately, since the primary player on the market is the PS3, which has a very slow BDR drive in it, there's no practical gaming or video applications for it.
Will Game companies be able to afford to develop games that would be massive enough to fill a disc of that size anyway?
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