So, no matter how many times id Software tries to hide from it, just about everyone has heard something of a DOOM 4 project (The Rock probably isn’t involved so you can calm down now..), now what hasn’t been heard is just how big people think it might be. At a recent event where John Carmack, Technical Director at id Software, answered some questions on the RAGESuper Textures pack gave folks some insight, “There is a decent chance we will fill the PS3 Blu-ray with more data than we ship on DVDs for DOOM 4, but we will have to see how much trouble it is maintaining two complete builds of the data.”
I’ll let that sink in…Ready? Okay, so far as most are concerned a standard PS3 Blu-ray disk can store up to roughly 50GB of data. (That’s a lot of graphics jammed in a little package..) Some rather large games of late include: Final Fantasy XIII (38GB), God of War 3 (35GB), and Killzone 3 (41.5GB). So, if you are keeping score, there has not been a game to date that actually maxes out the capacity of a PS3 Blu-ray disk. In other words, with RAGESuper Textures and id Software packing everything they can into DOOM 4 we could see that feat finally met. However, you’ll have to wait as RAGE is first up on id Software’s list for release.