I’ve always had a thing for games that ship on multiple discs, so it comes as good news for some that Team Bondi and Rockstar’s upcoming open-world title L.A. Noire will ship on three discs for the 360.
“L.A. Noire was always going to be a massive game, from the size and detail of the world to the length of the cases, and of course, the sheer amount of MotionScan data required for the faces of over 400 actors in-game,” Jeronimo Barrera, one of Rockstar’s “top people”, told Kotaku.
“To tell the story and make the game we wanted to make, we knew that it was going to take an entire single layer Blu-ray disc and three Xbox discs.”
Nay-sayers shouldn’t worry though as Team Bondi have promised to offset the multi-disc approach on 360. “Since the game is built around the concept of progressing through individual cases from desk to desk, players on Xbox will find disc-swapping is hassle-free,” Barrera went on.
“In fact, players will only need to swap discs twice at natural breaks between cases without interrupting the flow of the game.”
I don’t see why people should care. More discs has got to mean more content, right?