Sony has a plan to leverage the PlayStation 3’s Blu-Ray capabilities in the hopes of gaining an advantage in the market. VideoBusiness.com has posted an article on Sony’s plans to release discs with movies and game content in one.
“We are actively pushing, and the way that we see the future is that the movie and the game are placed on the same disc,” said John Koller, director of hardware marketing for the PS3. “There are a lot of developers who say, we have this game based on a movie, wouldn’t it be great to marry these concepts? We will definitely see this stuff this year.”
Blu-Ray discs hold up to 50GB of data, which gives plenty of room to fit a high-definition movie and a game. Of course, these games will be of the licensed variety, so don’t expect something of the same caliber as Resistance 2 or Uncharted.
My concern when it comes to this is price. If the expectation is a PS3 game is $60 and a Blu-Ray movie is $20, then that equals $80 (math is hard). Considering these games won’t be AAA titles, will it be worth it to pay the extra?
Of course, this could be a goldmine for companies like Disney that could pack together a Blu-Ray of one of their movies with a video game tie in.
What upcoming movies/games do you think will benefit from this?