Sony and Panasonic Looking To Create 300 GB Optical Discs By 2015

on July 29, 2013 12:35 PM

Today, Sony and Panasonic have announced today that they’re jointly developing a new optical disc, one that will have at least 300 GB of recording capacity and have environmental protections like dust and water-resistances.

As reported by Sony:

Both companies aim to improve their development efficiency based on the technologies held by each respective company, and will target the development of an optical disc with recording capacity of at least 300GB by the end of 2015. Going forward, Sony and Panasonic will continue to hold discussions regarding the specifications and other items relating to the development of this new standard.

Check out the full press release on, which includes background information on Sony and Panasonic’s road to higher performance discs with high storage capacity. Can you imagine the possibilities of discs with that much space?

 /  Features Editor
Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.