New Xbox 360 disc format adds 1GB of space

Posted By | On 30th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News

Microsoft is currently running a public preview program for a new Xbox 360 disc format, and according to recent reports, the disc format will add 1 GB extra space. Digital Foundry‘s “highly placed development source” has reported this, who has confirmed around a 15% boost in space for the console’s disc format.

“The maximum space allocated to game data on the current disc format is just 6.8GB out of a maximum of 7.95GB on a standard dual layer DVD, with over 1GB dedicated to a DVD-Video partition that also contained anti-piracy security sectors,” says the source.

“Astonishingly, this meant that the last generation PlayStation 2 had a higher level of raw storage available to games developers than the newer Xbox 360. It seems that this video partition has either been drastically reduced or omitted completely in the new format Microsoft is looking to roll-out.”

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