Originally Posted by Kosty
Xbox 360 internal HD DVD drive anyone?
Lets say a new game came out for the Xbox 360 in 2009 that used a 51GB HD DVD disc. Or even a 15GB HD DVD disc. If you have an old Xbox 360 without a HD DVD drive in 2009 , you could always buy one for $49 or so to play your new box 360 game on.....
Brand extension of new Xbox 360 players to add a HD DVD drive, where existing ones could be upgraded by buying the add on drive.
Microsoft's sneaky patient version of the PS3 Blu-ray Trojan Horse.
there will be an internal hd dvd drive in the 360 but it wont be for games.
2010 will be the time frame for the next xbox . With 4-8 gigs of ram we will see the need for a 51 gig disc.
Originally Posted by Brian Hampton
I think that the longer the technology is available the more people will realize uses for it.
My guess would be video games might require 51Gb.
As PC's catch up in performance to PS3 having a large capacity format to port popular titles over to PC would make it easier. (However, more then likely 50Gb Blu Ray would fill that need already.)
Another example could be people requesting hard copies from off line back ups. Like If I asked shutterfly for all my pix they would send multiple DVD's or potentially maybe a larger format once it's more of a standard.
PCs passed the ps3 a long time ago .
Esp in the most important part when it comes to disc size and thats storage.
Today we see 256 , 512 and 1 gig video cards .
The 1 gig cards and the newest games require alot more space. The reason pc games get away with dvds still is because they are compressed to high hell since they dont have to stream them in real time from the dvd. They completely install on the hardrive.
Everquest 2 which i think is 2-3 years old now was 9 gigs . Today mmorpgs are aproaching 15 gigs
Lord of the Rings with out any updates and contant packs is 10 gigs .