PS3 exclusives which truly utilized Blu-Ray storage
Back in 2005 when the next generation of consoles were first announced, if somebody told us that games would use more than 20 GB of disk space, we would have told him to go suck on a salmon. How wrong we were! Hell at first, weÂ didn’tÂ even expect games to ship on Blu Ray discs until the PS3 came along.
Some games today were actually restricted by the 25 GB single layer Blu Ray capacity and had no choice but to resort to dual layer discs. Yet, you have developers who still managed to exploit that as well. Thatâ€™s 400 billion 1s and 0s on a 5 and a half cm circular disc for you!
Most multiplatform games also utilize much more space on the PS3 than the 360, courtesy of uncompressed 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and higher bandwidth videos but it’s the PS3 exclusives that truly utilize the extra space on offer. Without further delay, here are the PS3 exclusives game thatâ€™s truly exploited and pushed the the limits as far as storage and content goes for PS3 games:
8. Killzone 2: 12.40 GB
Killzone 2 is the best looking FPS on the PS3 and according to Guerrilla Games, each Killzone 2 level was 2gb in Size. The campaign didn’t have many different environments so yeah 12GB seems to be proper. Although Killzone 3 might very well ship with 30GB on a disc who knows.
7. MotorStrom: 14.72 gb
15 GB isnâ€™t much when stacked up against todayâ€™s releases, but at the time of its launch, this was unheard of. Even PC games at the time didnâ€™t occupy more than 10 GB.
6. Resistance 2: 18.42 GB
Resistance 2 is simply loaded with tons of features so it shouldnâ€™t come as a surprise that its the FPS which occupies the most space on the market.Â Insomniac truly took the PS3 exclusive to another level thanks to the ready availability of a Blu-Ray drive on the PS3.
5. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune: 20.63 GB
Yet another title which launched in the first year of the PS3′s life cycle, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was a life saver for the console. It was the biggest leap a game had made in terms of graphics on Sonyâ€™s black box and gave us a glimpse of what was ahead.
4. Gran Turismo 5: 20 GB
Considering the staggering amount of features this game has, it’s hard to imagine the game is just 20GB in size. Forza 3 was 12GB as well, so it’s not that bad after all. It needs a 10GB installation according to the developers to shorten load times. But who cares? The game won’t be out of your drive for at least a month. A game which truly utilizes the Blu-Ray disc.