- It was revealed last month that a Blu-ray disc wasnââ‚¬™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 donââ‚¬™t have the space to include other languages, other voice over files for the respective versions.
So the Japanese versionââ‚¬™s not gonna have English voiceover, and the North American and European versions wonââ‚¬™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.
Whatââ‚¬™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 formatââ‚¬™s short history.