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Blu-ray was worth it - Sony

"Games need more space."

Following comments by Bizarre Creations about the struggle to fit Project Gotham Racing 4 onto a single DVD, Sony has gone "Look, see, that's why Blu-ray's a good idea!"

All right, that's not a direct quote. But SCEA spokesperson Dave Karraker did tell GamesIndustry.biz, "We took a lot of heat at launch for including Blu-ray in PS3. Now it looks like that investment is being justified.

"Next generation games simply need more space on the disc to contain all that high definition content," he continued.

"Take a look at Lair, for example, already pushing 25GB of content, and that is a first-generation title. At 50GB storage capacity, Blu-ray gives the PS3 plenty of headroom for developers to fully realise their visions well into the future."

Sony's comments come after Bizarre confirmed on its forum that you won't see different times of day in each of PGR4's racing locations.

"This involves recreating all the textures again (one for day and one for night). Whilst this wasn't a problem for our dev team, it was a problem fitting all this data onto a single DVD," Bizarre explained.

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