Originally Posted by aroc91
If stuff is compressed, there's no way in hell this game is 50GB. Unless MGS4 is 10 times the size of Oblivion, there is no possible way that compressed data can take up 50GB. Game developers wouldn't make such a drastic change in game length/amount of content.
You need to talk to Joystiq or Engadget or something, because apparently you have played the final version of MGS4.
Maybe games fit on a DVD or CD in the past and way past because it was the LARGEST MEDIUM AVAILABLE? Maybe that's why we had PC games on FIVE CDs? With a larger medium, game developers can put a lot more content onto the disc. You're stuck in the last generation.
Blue Dragon for 360 is on 3 DVDs...that's a minimum of 18GB (obviously more) of data.
Still no proof that the data that makes up this game is uncompressed.