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Plans for Blu-Ray Successor Revealed

Plans for Blu-Ray Successor Revealed

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Plans for the future successor of Blu-ray discs have been unveiled!

Sony and Panasonic have both revealed their plans to succeed Blu-ray discs. Both companies want the next generation of disc to hold up to at least a whopping 300Gbs of data by 2015. Today’s Blu-ray discs can only up to 50Gbs of data.

Sony has previously said that 4K ultra-high-definition movies were likely to use more than 100Gbs of space. This is true because a few months ago Mark Cerny stated he (and by extension Sony) was very interested in utilising 4K resolution, especially in gaming. The PS4 already has the ability to playback videos in 4K resolution.

I am curious to know what Sony have in store for the next-gen of blu-ray discs. They might probably use it for 4K movies, but I’m not too sure about 4K games, since the PS4 cannot display games in 4K resolution. Then again Sony is an entertainment company, so maybe it’s just business as usual for them. 

In other news: the PlayStation-exclusive content for Assassin’s Creed 4 has been detailed and screenshots of Pokémon X and Y’s user interface have been revealed.

What do you think Sony’s and Panasonic’s plans to succeed Blu-ray discs? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to VG24/7 and the BBC. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!

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