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Last week closed out with news that many a PlayStation 3 gamer was eagerly awaiting to hear: Konami and Kojima Studios will fire off Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on June 12. In addition to early access to the Metal Gear Online April beta test, the publisher also revealed that those who preorder the game will receive a bevy of extras, including a bonus DVD that includes a prologue that recaps the series' intricate and winding story, a 20th anniversary retrospective, character bios, and trailers for Guns of the Patriots.

While the release date is surely good news, the weekly Kojima Productions Report podcast delivered a bit of an unsavory tidbit for Japanese-language purists living abroad. Responding to a fan's question of whether or not there would be Japanese audio in the North American and European versions of MGS4, assistant producer Ryan Payton said, "Unfortunately, because of disc space, we don't have the space to include the other languages--the other voice-over files--for the respective versions. So the Japanese version won't have English VO, and the NA and Euro versions won't have Japanese VO."

Payton's sentiments echo Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima's own in a recent interview the gaming legend did with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. In the interview, Kojima noted that he still isn't satisfied with the game's visual quality, but because of capacity constraints, the team had to make certain compromises to get the entire game to fit on Sony's Blu-ray Disc. Whereas traditional double-layered DVDs max out at 8.5GB, dual-layered Blu-ray discs accommodate a spacious 50GB worth of data.
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Not 50GB install, a 50GB disc. There goes that rumor.
So.... its possible to get a BIG install size, but no 50GB. Im guessing anywhere from 10-15GB install for this game. If not, less.
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OMG.

I hope that 50GB includes other content from the game.
The PS3 only has 256MB of ram, and I'm guessing the load times will be insane.
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OMG.

I hope that 50GB includes other content from the game.
The PS3 only has 256MB of ram, and I'm guessing the load times will be insane.
It can be... or not. If the game loads kind of like Burnout Paradise - then it will maybe be better. If the game installs about 10-15GB like I predict, then prolly not either.

Btw - before anyone yells REPOST...
This thread is the words from Kojima himself, and how he plans to actually fit it. As quoted in BOLD.
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So you think a 10-15GB install? My PS3 only has 8GB of free space. There goes my media center.
    
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Is the game THAT LONG?
a 50GB disc wasn't enough for all the graphics?????
this is going to be epic......
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this game better be good lol
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post #7 of 45
Somewhat a repost:

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...msg4-50gb.html

Not really a need for new news article..
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OMG.

I hope that 50GB includes other content from the game.
The PS3 only has 256MB of ram, and I'm guessing the load times will be insane.
The ps3 isnt a pc and doesnt need super amounts of ram for its OS or any other software on it, it uses its Cell to process almost everything and that includes loading...
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The ps3 isnt a pc and doesnt need super amounts of ram for its OS or any other software on it, it uses its Cell to process almost everything and that includes loading...
You still have to load it, and 2x Blu-Ray only offers around 9MB/s. So that is about 28 seconds just to load 256MB worth of textures.
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since it is some time left, everybody that wants to have more space, backup, and buy a 160GB+ Sata2 2.5' HDD. or wait and see...
I follow Kojima's words till the end. but why not packing the install on a DL-DVD?
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