A quick random but interesting bit of info for you: according to Develop Mag, out of the Heavenly Sword Blu-ray disc, a whopping 10GB is taken up by the sound effects and music alone. That includes three and a half hours of music, and four and a half thousand lines of dialogue. Looks like when ‘Chief Design Ninja’ Tameem Antoniades said that Heavenly Sword couldn’t be done with DVD, he wasn’t joking!
Crazy, no chance of the dialogue being repeated a lot then.
Cant wait for this game.
Comment by Wisdom Wanderer — Aug 15, 2007 @ 6:18 pm
i’m cool with the news, but i want to know how all that is encoded? that has to be in some soft of 7.1 hd format or uncompressed pcm. that is crazy
Comment by jerrt — Aug 15, 2007 @ 6:23 pm
Awesome, glad they are using the storage capacity to its fullest. Will they include all the making of and animated shorts on the disc too (hopefully in HD) ?
Comment by ajefferism — Aug 15, 2007 @ 7:54 pm
Heavenly Sword will be something special that is for sure. Its the first game for the PS3 that I’m actually excited about owning to come out, what with the big killers Res Evil, Gran Turismo, Devil May Cry & GTA all off in the distance somewhere. I hope they include all the making of stuff too, I know a lot of people won’t look at it but it really adds to a package when developers make the effort to fully flesh out a piece of software. Is there the next installment of films coming tomorrow?
Comment by Terry — Aug 15, 2007 @ 10:16 pm
Off topic: Awesome site redesign!
Um…however according to Kotaku its 4500 lines of speech…in 11 languages.
I think that PS3 developers need to start compressing some of their data. Its just stupid to flaunt the large capacity of the Blu-ray format for no reason. I guess they can do whatever the heck they want, but it makes me mad when they say, “We needed 80 gigs! It could only be for PS3! PS3 FTW!!!!”. The truth is that Sony wants them to include all the data they can (11 languages…?) and to not compress files so Sony can justify the inclusion of Blu-ray tech.
I’m all for the Blu-ray drive and I see it as the most appealing aspect of the PS3, but it makes me mad when they do this kind of stupid crap.
I love the music in this game - definitely feels like Ninja Theory have gone the extra mile with each componant. Graphics, Gameplay, Sound. Ahhh blisss.. now roll on September!
man the more vids reviews and news i read about this game the more i want it… i play the demo everytime i turn on my ps3 its a must…
Comment by GAT — Aug 16, 2007 @ 5:24 am
@Brandon: Iâ€™m very happy that they include all languages. That way I can buy a DVD in any country, and donâ€™t have to worry that it e.g. doesnâ€™t contain English dialogue but only German.
And hopefully this will mean the end of Japanese games which get an English dub, and no option to choose the original Japanese dialogue because they donâ€™t have the disk space to contain both, which is what happened so often on the PS2.
Ok 11 languages is a bit over the top. But you are missing the point here. We don’t know this fot sure, but if it is true that they don’t have to compress the game to make room for storage it’s only for the best. This will speed up loading times and makes the game more fluid. So you can also look at this as an positive thing
One of the many great things about Blu-ray….and one of the most important features in gaming which is usually ignored. A great game needs great music and sounds
Comment by Darren Nugent — Aug 16, 2007 @ 11:15 am
Multiple languages don’t take that much extra space: Jak 2 on PS2 had 7 languages on a DVD, and the game world was huge, there were no loading times and the graphics were awesome.
Comment by Kakulukia — Aug 16, 2007 @ 7:34 pm
Wow! Blu-ray does make games awesome after all then!
[...] What they don’t explain in the article, unfortunately for storage format war purposes, is whether that 10 GB footprint of sound takes up that much space on a Blu-ray disc. Is that the final compressed size? Or is that the master recording data? Semi-official Sony blog ThreeSpeech says says it’s the former, so it’s possible they took advantage of the extra storage and left much of it uncompressed. [...]
Pingback by consoleer » Blog Archive » Gigaton: Heavenly Sword Audio More Massive Than A DVD — Sep 7, 2007 @ 5:15 pm
I agree. The sounds rock. Game is great too!
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