Blu-ray Cannot Contain Metal Gear Solid 4's Awesomeness

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The one technical advantage Blu-ray held over HD DVD is that Blu-ray discs hold more stuff, 50GB on a dual-layer disc. But that's still not enough for Metal Gear Solid 4 in all its glory, according to creator Hideo Kojima:

Kojima: For us, we're not still not satisfied with the quality we can do. You know, there's not capacity space.

Interviewer: Wait, wait a sec. Saying there's not enough capacity, are you talking about Blu-ray?

Kojima: That's correct. There's not enough space at all. [Laughs] ...There's not enough space. We always talked about where to cut and what to compress.


Just how does one cut and compress pure badassness? And the race to develop a new super-duper HD format [Hatimaki via (and translated by) Kotaku]



Well, I hope you put a bit more thought into it than that since there's an MGS4 console bundle releasing along with the stand alone game.


MGS3 was about 10 hours at an average pace, or 30 hours if you're slower or want to do everything there is to do in the game. I believe the back cover also said it had about 3 hours of cut scenes totaled across the whole game. Don't get be wrong, three hours is a lot, but it isn't as excessive as you make it sound. Besides, not all of them come during the course of normal gameplay - you have to do different things to unlock some of them.

Oh, and you can say that line to me all day long and I'll still be getting this game. We don't even know the entire context of that line yet - it could be sarcastic or jokingly said.


MGS has never, and will never, use pre-rendered or FMV videos in cutscenes. Kojima already confirmed that this trend would continue in MGS4. All the cutscenes are run off of the in-game engine and in-game character models.

Now, do I think it's a bit excessive for Kojima to be saying that he's filling up a 50GB disk to the max for one game? Yes, of course. I'm just hoping that the quality will show through and give this game a reason to be so massive in file size.