US/Europe Metal Gear Solid 4 Won't Have Japanese Track

In the latest Kojima Productions Report podcast, producer Ryan Payton announces that MGS4 won't have voice over tracks for other languages. Says Payton:

Unfortunately because of disc space, we don't have the space to include other languages, other voice over files for the respective versions. So the Japanese version's not gonna have English VO, and the North American and European versions won't have Japanese VO.

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mighty_douche4190d ago (Edited 4190d ago )

Because they didn't have space?? on a blu-ray?? that tells me the MGS is going to be MASSIVE!!!

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Lionsguard4190d ago

Rubbish, they'd just have a dvd for the voices itself. Of course while playing there will be no voices but after you're done just pop in the dvd and play the track of the scenes you just saw! a bit of a pain in the ass but hey it works!


ruibing4190d ago

Assuming it is using a dual layered 50GB Blu Ray disc, it must mean they are using lossless compression on most materials. I really have to buy a better speaker system to take advantage of the 7.1 audio this game will offer.

Xeikon4190d ago

It will be the same as previous Metal Gears.

23% playing
77% watching

blacsheep4190d ago (Edited 4190d ago )

MGS4 for you will be

0% playing

and 99% envious

Korosuke4190d ago (Edited 4190d ago )

size doesn't matter

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sonarus4190d ago

lol in my recent comments i have been rooting for 360 to get that mgs4 port but if there is no space i dunno. they could just compress it though and make it a lesser quality game cus the multi discs are a bit unrealistic. plus mgs4 could also be making use of data duplication so who knows, keep the hope up. might happen in 09.

may be 23% play and 77% watchin don't know havnt played it but it will still be 100% best game of the yr

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ATLRoAcH4190d ago

...using a single layer 25 gig Blu-ray disc.I guess an extra language VO isn't worth going dual layer 50 gig.

mighty_douche4190d ago (Edited 4190d ago )

but isn't MGS4 rumoured to be the first game to use a dual layer already??

oh and slightly off topic, you hear they've had people working on the opening scene of over a year!! God, i cant wait for this!!

ATLRoAcH4190d ago

But if they are the agree I gave you is justified.If its 50 gigs than its huge.Someone might use a four layer one day.

Kain814190d ago

was confirmed by Kojima and that means MGS4 fill all the Space.
Holy Grail

pacman6154190d ago

it has to be a 50gig disc...resistance took almost 20gigs with about a 12-15 hour single player mode and multiplayer...MGS4..will probably clock in around 50 hours to beat assuming you dont skip through all the cutscenes...mgs3 took me around 35-40 hrs to beat i believe...GO MGS4 FTW.... and this is also off topic...but i bet FFXIII will be the first game to use a 100gb 1 purchase for me

Keowrath4190d ago

Don't get too carried away with the size of the game. Rememeber. This is Metal Gear. It's part game, part movie. It will probably have a good few hours of Hi-Def cut scenes which are going to take up a fair chunk of the disc I'd imagine. I can see the game being about the same size as the previous trilogy, maybe a little bigger but I don't think we're going to be looking at a 50 hour game by any means (Although I'll be putting way more than 50 hours into it! =) )

gambare4190d ago

Metal gear series never used FMV for the cinematics, they always have used in game graphics to make the cinematics, the size just means the huge amount of data used for the game.

Erethond4190d ago

Resistance might have filled up alot of space on the Blu-Ray, but that was because it had multiple languages. MGS4 will only have 1!

Mainman4189d ago

@ Keowrath

MGS4 cut-scenes are in-game, so it won't take as much space as pre-rendered CGI would.

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DevastationEve4190d ago

I kinda woulda hoped they could store the original Japanese voice overs, though i've also gotten atached to the American localized crew. Lost Odyssey has five languages, Japanese German Italian French and English. Maybe that's too many, but FYI I have terrible memories of using the "swap" trick to get ole PS to play non-ntsc games, and subsequently falling to the "mod chip" for its similar abilities. MGS4 without Japanese voices? I'd probably still buy anyway.

hfaze4190d ago

Which is why it's GREAT that the PS3 is not region locked for games... If you want the Japanese voice-overs, grab a Japanese copy of the game and it will play fine on your US/EU/etc. console.

AngryHippo4190d ago

wow....this game must be seriously epic in every sence of the word to fill up all that space. Can't wait to take snake through his final mission. This is going to be fantastic.

tweaker4190d ago

I wouldn't care. The game in English is all I want. MGS4 FTW!!!!

DonSqueak4190d ago

Someone mail Kojima that he need not worry: Tweaker doesn't care. As usual, that settles it, no?

mighty_douche4190d ago

tweaker can only speak for tweaker. thats HIS opinion, he's not trying to speak for everyone.

tweaker4190d ago (Edited 4190d ago )


listen to the man :)