Rockstar has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire will be spread across three discs, while the PS3 version fills a single-layer, 25 GB Blu-Ray disc.
The publisher has also confirmed that it made so much content some even spilled over into downloadable content.
“L.A. Noire was always going to be a massive game, from the size and detail of the world to the length of the cases, and of course, the sheer amount of MotionScan data required for the faces of over 400 actors in-game,” Jeronimo Barrera, one of the company’s top people, told Kotaku. “To tell the story and make the game we wanted to make, we knew that it was going to take an entire single layer Blu-ray disc and three Xbox discs.”“This gave us a powerful main story, and left us with quality extra content that we wanted to put out as DLC.”
Obviously this means two things, one is that a multi-disc game requires a lot of disc-swapping and that other is that this game is huge. While the first option may not please Xbox 360 fans, its seems they needn’t worry too much as explained by Barrera. “Since the game is built around the concept of progressing through individual cases from desk to desk, players on Xbox will find disc-swapping is hassle-free. In fact, players will only need to swap discs twice at natural breaks between cases without interrupting the flow of the game.” That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
You can pre-order L.A Noire here (PS3) and here (Xbox 360) for £37.85.