DVDs getting too small for games?

August 22, 2006

[url=http://www.joystiq.com/2006/08/22/will-resistance-fom-justify-the-ps3-pricetag/]This article on Joystiq[/url] brings back one of the arguments that has been levelled against Microsoft’s choice of a normal DVD drive in the Xbox 360. Apparently Resistance: Fall of Man takes up 22 Gigs already, and it’s not even done yet. I had kind of thought that this might be possible. Still, most games so far don’t seem to be filling up a DVD9 yet, and multiple disks don’t bother me until up about 4 or 5.

It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out, and if the “no games on HD-DVD” stance that Xbox is taking will last.

(Note: the article was saying the game is too big for a single-layer HD-DVD, but I haven’t seen anything that says the 360 won’t be able to read dual-layers. I think the idea is just crazy talk)