Final Fantasy XIII News for Xbox 360

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Final Fantasy XIII screenshot
Final Fantasy XIII screenshot

Given the storage limitations of DVD compared to Blu-ray, the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII has been expected to arrive on multiple discs, but thus far there's been no confirmation from Square Enix regarding the exact number of discs.

It looks like we might not have to wait for official confirmation, though, with video game rental firm GameFly indicating the game will ship on three DVDs.

"This is a three disc game, but it only counts as one disc against your rental plan," states GameFly.

A disc count of three is in-line with what game director Motomu Toriyama had previously stated Square Enix was aiming for.

According to Kotaku, GameFly isn't one to pluck this kind of info from thin air.

The game's scheduled for release on March 9 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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El-Dev

So the game is 40hrs long roughly, so if it's split equally on each disc that means around every 13hrs people will have to get out of their chairs and swap a disc. Good God what has the world come to. It's like being back in 1999.
Posted 14:59 on 02 February 2010

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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Ghost_Dog

So I can get up and swap disks half way through said movies only to find out it's RRoD'd while paying extra to do so?

Yeah, great idea.
Posted 23:38 on 02 February 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

I think this is being blown out of proportion, i agree with El-Dev, if your too lazy too swap a disk every 10+ hours then what is the world coming to.
Posted 16:17 on 02 February 2010
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ghostdog25

in this case... less is more LOL
Posted 15:57 on 02 February 2010
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Ghost_Dog@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

If the PS3 only has games that are essentially videos, why didn't you get 360?
Posted 15:11 on 02 February 2010
Deago007's Avatar

Deago007

Final Fantasy 13 will be one of the most epic RPG's to date. It dosent matter how mant dics it is. All that means is great game will last that much longer.
Posted 15:10 on 02 February 2010
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renegade@ El-Dev

I know it makes you feel sick in side
Posted 15:03 on 02 February 2010
El-Dev's Avatar

El-Dev

So the game is 40hrs long roughly, so if it's split equally on each disc that means around every 13hrs people will have to get out of their chairs and swap a disc. Good God what has the world come to. It's like being back in 1999.
Posted 14:59 on 02 February 2010
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IndoorHeroes

I rather enjoyed changing discs in ME2 over the weekend. It was a nostalgic curiosity that amused me.
Posted 14:52 on 02 February 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Ghost_Dog

Because I want to play video games this gen.
Posted 14:51 on 02 February 2010
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Ghost_Dog@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Why have you got a PS3 steg?
Posted 14:45 on 02 February 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ renegade

Quote:
PS3 version is 39.4GB(32.6 of it movies)

Typical PS3 game.
Posted 14:39 on 02 February 2010
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Karlius

I'll bet it's down to the security algorithm that's attached to all Blu Ray disks.
Posted 14:39 on 02 February 2010
Endless's Avatar

Endless@ renegade

Or the PS3 coding is woefully inefficient ;)

It's probably compression on the CG, probably decompresses on the fly.
Posted 14:27 on 02 February 2010
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renegade@ Endless

PRobably because the Xbox was an after thought to quote a Kotaku commenter

"That's 28.2GB
PS3 version is 39.4GB(32.6 of it movies)
So what's crippled?"
Posted 14:10 on 02 February 2010
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Endless@ FantasyMeister

That smacks of poor design if you ask me. Core systems, maps and mapped areas should all be on every disc if you're able to go back to them. Scripted scenes and CG should be all that's on the subsequent discs.

@Rogue_soul: I doubt it, though it would be a nice feature. You'd obviously have to have at least one disc in the drive to authenticate.
Posted 13:45 on 02 February 2010

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