PS5 Games to Use Sony’s New Blu-Ray XL Discs?

The upcoming PS5 games disk is going to have 4 layers and will feature 128 GB storage. Here is what you need to know regarding the matter.

The PS5 is going to be the next generation console that will replace the PS4 and PS4 Pro. As we slowly near the next generation of consoles, we are starting to see the need for bigger storage spaces; not only on your console’s hardware but also on the BD discs we use.

Thankfully, it seems Sony is already taking measures in this regard. The company has created a new 4-layer Blu-Ray disc. It is safe to say that PS5 games will utilize these this new format, the BDXL.

Each layer is able to store 32 GB of data which means on 4-layers it can comfortably hold games as big as Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is 149GB on PS4 when fully unpacked while the disks olds compressed 90+GB data.

While this is good news, PS5 games could end up costing more than $60 as BDXL has a higher price point. This new disc is going to release next month.

The PS5 is reportedly releasing in 2019 and keeping in mind how quickly game sizes are increasing, PS5 games will need this new 128 GB Blu Ray Disk.

PS5 Games

While we are on the topic of PS5 games, we recently came across a patent Sony working to support PS4 games on its next-gen console.  The following is the summary of the patent that was recently discovered.

Aspects of the present disclosure are related to execution of a computer application on a computer system. In particular, aspects of the present disclosure are related to a system or a method that provides backward compatibility for applications/titles designed for older versions of a computer system.

Let us know what you think about PS5 games using the 128 GB Blu Ray and whether or not this is something that you are interested in checking it out.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.