Sony and Panasonic say they've developed a new optical disc evaluation technology that will allow the layer capacity of Blu-ray to grow from 25GB to 33.4GB using existing Blu-ray laser diodes.
Yes, we didn't quite catch that last bit either, but Blu-ray.com seems to know what it's talking about. Basically it means that more information could be crammed onto the already massive Blu-ray disc format.
Whether that means we'll get bigger, or more detailed, PS3 games, we'll have to wait and see. BR says there no word on "when or if the Blu-ray Disc Association will evaluate the proposed layer capacity increase for inclusion in the Blu-ray spec".
Apparently Sony and Panasonic say it will probably happen later this year and a firmware update is all that is needed for current Blu-ray players (including the PS3).
Maybe Peter Jackson will be able to get each Lord Of The Rings movie on its own Blu-ray disc now? Can't wait for that.