To quote: The Blu-Ray movie comes in at about 30GB due to a video bitrate of 27.8Mbps, and audio bitrate of about 1.9Mbps.
The demo however comes in at a huge 5.09GB (including 256MB of PS3 Update Data), which is very worrying, especially for Xbox 360 owners as the demo only has about an hour of gameplay.
Further analysis of the files in the demo show that there are two big movie files, one of which is 2.04GB (z016_ps3.wmp), and the second is 2.37GB (z000_ps3.wmp). This means that 4.41GB of the demo is just video.
Final Fantasy games are known for having a lot very high quality CG rendered movies, this means that the Xbox 360 version of the game will have to have lower quality video. Or another option is to take the route of Lost Odyssey, which had only one or two rendered movies, and the rest were in-engine. Despite this, Lost Odyssey still ended up using about 27GB of data due to repetition of textures, character models, and environment models.
So does this mean that the Xbox 360 will be getting...
275w ago - New reports suggest that the Final Fantasy XIII demo may be sold SEPARATELY. However in Japan, the demo is still scheduled to be bundled with the Advant Children Blu-ray release, it's just the rest of the world that might get charged to play the demo!
To quote: Thanks to our ever helpful forum member epsilon, we have yet more of Dengeki's interview with Nomura to show you. Square-Enix announced at DKS3173 that the Final Fantasy XIII demo will be packaged with the Advent Children: Complete blu-ray release in March next year. Unfortunately for everyone outside of Japan, the demo will probably arrive much later than that.
Nomura has told Dengeki though that the Final Fantasy XIII demo may be sold separately some time after Advent Children: Complete's release. Square-Enix know they can make a huge amount of revenue by including the Final Fantasy XIII demo with AC:C but is selling the demo separately possibly taking it too far?
The demo is supposed to be 90 minutes long, so the file size could make it unfeasible to host on the Playstation Network but if they sell it for an extortionate price, would people still buy it? I can pretty much answer my own question and say yes but that doesn't make it right.
Other than this, a few more details about the compilation were discussed...
277w ago - According to the upcoming DKS3713 issue of Famitsu magazine, the PlayStation 3 exclusive Final Fantasy XIII demo will clock in at a longer running time than the CGI film, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.
Currently the original Advent Children film clocks in at a runtime of 101mins; however, the Blu-ray version of the movie will feature scenes that were either cut completely or not finished in time for the initial release, resulting in a significantly longer runtime.
Here is a list of other tidbits revealed from the three-page spread in Famitsu:
-The Final Fantasy XIII demo will be based from the opening section of the game.
-The demo will come on a separate disc rather than on the Advent Children Blu-ray.
- Mr. 33CM's real name is based off of weather as well.
- One of the female characters, refered to as 'Pigtails Girl', has been through some tough times.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is scheduled for release in March 2009.