Hideo Kojima: Blu-ray doesn’t have enough space for Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid 4 Snake - Image 1The Blu-ray disc’s 50GB capacity may sound impressive, but for Hideo Kojima, filling up that much space was easy enough with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot. In fact, Kojima Productions had to compress a few things to make the game fit in one disc. Check out the full article to learn more.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots screenshot - Image 1The sky’s the limit for Hideo Kojima, as fans of his Metal Gear Solid series among others would know. Such expression is no understatement, since for the mastermind behind the most popular stealth action title and head of Kojima Productions, even the massive 50GB space the Blu-ray disc offers is not enough for his Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot on the Sony PlayStation 3.

In an interview, Kojima explained that his team had to compress many elements of Metal Gear Solid 4 to make it fit in the disc. While they managed to squeeze the game into Blu-ray, Kojima said the quality could have been better if there was more capacity to work with.

Just recently, it was announced that Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released on June 12 worldwide, with each version of the game having region-specific voice overs. In other words, given Blu-ray’s size, it still wasn’t possible to add Japanese voices in American versions of the game and vice versa.

Via Hatimaki blog

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