It was revealed last month that a Blu-ray disc wasn't big enough to hold all languages for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4. Since all previous Playstation 3 games have resorted to the more constricted 25GB Disc, it was unclear whether MGS4 was to stray from this trend.
In a Konami retailers meeting yesterday, it was exposed that the game would be produced on a 50GB Blu-ray disc.
Ryan Patyon announced on the Kojima Report Podcast that US/European copies of MGS4 would not contain a Japanese voiceover and visa versa:
Unfortunately because of disc space, we don't have the space to include other languages, other voice over files for the respective versions.
So the Japanese version's not gonna have English voiceover, and the North American and European versions won't have Japanese voiceover.
Many presumed that Kojima decided to go with a 25gb Blu-ray disc to save on costs, but it was yesterday revealed in a Konami retailers meeting that the game is the biggest of the series, and will be presented on a 50GB disc.
What's taking up so much space we can only imagine. There will be hours of high-quality surround sound, and perhaps HD movies even though previous series had cutscenes rendered in real-time. How much space is taken up by game assets is unknown, but the release of MGS4 might be the greatest production of double-layer Blu-ray discs in the format's short history.
Even with different language versions, the game cinematics and gameplay will be the same, only sound files will be changed, am i right? What the hell is taking up so much space? That's 1/10 of my computer's hard drive!
I better be able to taste the lead when I get shot.