It's a single Blu-ray disc for PS3 but 2 DVDs for Xbox 360. Each console "has its own issues" notes Mercury, but you "have to work around them."
Games unable to compress themselves onto a single DVD for Xbox 360 is something Microsoft is going to see as a problem more and more from now on says the Spanish developer Mercury Steam, handling the Lords of Shadow action game.
"I think it's something Microsoft are going to experience more and more - that they need to help developers overcome the storage problem," said studio boss Dave Cox.
"Microsoft actually sent their tech guys to the studio to see the game and look" at how Mercury where compress Castlenavia, "but they said: 'Okay, it's good. You're doing all you can,'" added Cox. Xbox 360 has long been criticized for the lack of disc space.
"I mean, each console has its own issues, but you have to work around them." The PlayStation 3 suffers longer load times from the Blu-ray disc because of its far grander capacity over a DVD. Hideo Kojima was involved with Mercury's Castlevania.
Everyone knows that Kojima-san loves his big meaty CGI cut scenes, so is that where a lot of the space went? "They're pretty short," commented Cox. "Our longest one is 14 minutes, which is the end sequence... The game's around 24 hours long and every level's different. We have so much variety and we re-use very little assets."
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 September 24th. The game for Xbox 360 will have an optional install from the menu, so only one disc is needed.