[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/04/Q0Zov7.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft is currently working on some changes that will expand the capacity of Xbox 360 game discs, but exactly how the extra space will be used has not yet been confirmed. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-format-increases-xbox-360-game-disc-capacity-by-1gb-42445/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-format-increases-xbox-360-game-disc-capacity-by-1gb-42445/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
- Tighter distances & smaller tolerance, between adjacent … tracks.
- New more efficient encoding algorithm - non-DVD compliant algorithm.
- Reduced error correction capability.
- All of the above …
I bet it’s an attempt to stop people copying them by using a non standard format. Wonder if M$ has ever heard of Blu ray as a hi capacity format…??
[QUOTE=paulw2;2582765]I bet it’s an attempt to stop people copying them by using a non standard format. Wonder if M$ has ever heard of Blu ray as a hi capacity format…??[/QUOTE]
That would require remaking the entire 360 console, or releasing a seperate add on bluray drive
Which is too expensive. They’ll have to tweak their existing dual layer DVD format within spec of all the drives they’ve used for their consoled.
There was always about a gig on the disc which could not be used for game data, it was reserved for something else. This new proposal is in no way a proprietary disc format as this would require a new dvd drive… The disc will still be a dual layer 8.5GB disc. Developers will now have more, albeit a small amount, of extra space to work with.
yah this isn’t a new disc format, its microsoft changing how the structure the current discs. The waste a gig on each disc for a “video partition” which is pretty much there from some security features that were hacked a long time ago. Leaving that much unused space on the discs was kind of lame. Now they’re rejigging it so they can use more of the dual layer discs for games data rather then the video partition.