The developer drafted in by Konami to work on the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadows has said that while the game will be shipping on a single Blu-ray disc for PS3, the Xbox 360 SKU will have to be put onto two DVDs.
Furthermore, it thinks that the problem is only going to worsen for Microsoft.
Microsoft actually sent their tech guys to the studio to see the game and look at how we’re compressing it, but they said it’s OK, we’re doing all we can,” Mercury Steam boss Dave Cox told Xbox World 360, as reported by CVG.
I think it’s something Microsoft are going to experience more and more – that they need to help developers overcome the storage problem. I mean, each console has it’s own issues, but you have to work around them.”
And despite that fact that famed Metal Gear Solid developer Hideo Kojima has been drafted in to work on the games, Cox insists that it isn’t the length of cut-scenes that is to blame. Instead, the title’s 24 hour story mode has been pegged as the main culprit.
Of course, now that Xbox 360 is able to install games onto HDD any potential inconvenience that will be occurred is dramatically lessened for those with enough storage left on their machines. Indeed, Cox stated that when installed the game will be playable form only the second disc.