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Capcom : 360 Disc Space IS an Issue

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The Playstation 3 features a shiny Blu-ray drive. This affords it much more storage space than a DVD. 25GBs (On single layer BR) as opposed to 9Gb (On dual layer DVD). The Xbox 360? It just has a good ‘ol regular DVD. That’s quite a disparity in available space available to developers – and it’s one that’s starting to become an stumbling block.

In a recent interview, Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi said that a significant amount of content had to be cut from the game to make it fit on a single Xbox 360 disc.

"There wasn’t especially any big trouble. More than those kind of difficulties, the edited content was way too much and dealing with that was more difficult than anything," he said when asked about troubles developing the game.

He elaborated saying how difficult it was for him and his team to make the necessary cuts to keep it down to just one disc. What’s going to happen to that additional content? "I think we could be able to add that content at a later date as downloadable content."

Awesome. Because the 360 has a DVD drive, PS3 players of Lost Planet 2 will have to pay extra for content that should have been included in the first place. I don’t really see why they couldn’t have made the 360 version 2 discs though. As I’ve shown in a few satirical posts, switching discs is a trivial matter – as long as it doesn’t happen every few minutes.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: February 18, 2010


  1. uberutang

    February 18, 2010 at 13:58

    This is capcom… they made us pay for RE5 MP….

    Real and utter bastards.


  2. Muishond Lippe

    February 18, 2010 at 14:10

    PROOF that Xbox is inferior. :ninja:


  3. Nick de Bruyne

    February 18, 2010 at 14:12

    Where is the article? I don’t see anything, just a void… oh WAIT, waaaait a second. Sorry guys, sorry everyone, i still had my fanboy glasses on. I can see it now.



  4. Q121

    February 18, 2010 at 14:29

    Always wondered about this.


  5. RSA-Ace

    February 18, 2010 at 14:43

    Well I’m sure they didnt argue to much. I mean having a second disc will cost Capcom money (and cause enless grief with lazy people). Having DLC will give both microsoft and Capcom more money – so of course they’ll chose the DLC route.


  6. Lupus

    February 18, 2010 at 14:50

    Uhmm back in the days when CDs held so little we had multiple discs, freaking Final Fantasy VII was a few discs. No one complained about switching discs then… WTF!! Developers just make up excuses.


  7. Milesh Bhana ZA

    February 18, 2010 at 14:57

    yeah it was bound to happen sooner or later.

    The irony is that they’ll cut the content to make it fit on a DVD (for both platforms). Then lensoftruth will do a comparison. XBOX will fare maginally better. And the fanboi rucus will ensue.

    Can’t wait!


  8. Fox1

    February 18, 2010 at 16:19

    That’s strange because games that come on 2 DVDs cost the same as games that come on one DVD or Blu-Ray disc :ermm:


  9. Ramiz ZA

    February 18, 2010 at 16:50

    y not make it two disk… 2nd disk can be an install disk like Forza 3 was.. i see no problem with 2 disc…Phuck Lost Odyssey was 4 disc!!!


  10. gooffy

    February 18, 2010 at 17:04

    FF13 will b on 4 disks,is anyone complaining,i dnt think so,ME2 is 2 disks and im really enjoying the game.Make it on more disks and gewt your money.


  11. SlippyMadFrog

    February 18, 2010 at 17:11

    A blu-ray disk already costs more to manufacture than a DVD (i assume), why not throw in another one to make the costs the same as the PS3?


  12. nazcanlines

    February 18, 2010 at 20:02

    I think I read somewhere (wish I had a source) that blu rays were actually cheaper to manufacture than dvd


    • SlippyMadFrog

      February 19, 2010 at 08:45

      Then Sony is a bigger bliksem than MS for making blu-ray disks cost so much.


      • RSA-Ace

        February 19, 2010 at 09:39

        Sony has almost nothing to do with the price of blu-ray disks.

        Here are the board of directors for the Blu-Ray Disc Association.

        * Apple Inc.
        * Dell Inc.
        * Hewlett-Packard
        * Hitachi, Ltd.
        * Intel Corporation
        * LG Electronics
        * Mitsubishi Electric
        * Panasonic Corporation
        * Pioneer Corporation
        * Royal Philips Electronics
        * Samsung Electronics
        * Sharp Corporation
        * Sony Corporation
        * Sun Microsystems
        * TDK Corporation
        * Thomson SA
        * 20th Century Fox
        * Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
        * Warner Bros. Entertainment


        • eyss

          February 19, 2010 at 10:24

          wikipedia most reliable source know to man :ninja:


        • SlippyMadFrog

          February 19, 2010 at 12:48

          I’m going to put all of them on my bliksem list


  13. nazcanlines

    February 18, 2010 at 20:03

    I think I read somewhere (wish I could remember the source) that Blu-Rays are actually cheaper to manufacture than DVD


    • RSA-Ace

      February 19, 2010 at 07:08

      Maybe theonion.com ?


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