Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Insomniac:Why Resistance Needs 22 Gigs & Blu-ray.

On his blog, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price explains why PS3 launch shooter Resistance: Fall of Man requires over 20GB of storage space on a Blu-ray Disc.

First, Price points out that the reports are true, the final game will use more than 20 gigs. Part of the reason for the game's vast storage requirements, which are over three times what the largest Xbox 360 game can handle, are due to the game's massive, detailed-packed environments. Price explains that many levels and sub-levels take up over 300 megs each, even after compression. Price expects over 40 "different large loaded areas" on the final disc, between the game's single-player campaign and multiplayer arenas.

Game cinemas also share some of the blame, as Resistance will offer game moves in high-def HD and PAL formats, audio for all supported languages, as well as "some of those Insomniac 'extras' that our fans have come to expect".

No word yet on any other specifics, but we'll keep you posted.

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