TGDaily: Sony will be the first to release a Blu-ray Disc movie title using new technical specifications, including a feature that memorizes all the content that has already been accessed on the disc.
Resident Evil: Extinction on Blu-ray will hit store shelves on January 2, 2008 in the US, bringing with it a handful of brand new special features. Among those are a picture-in-picture video commentary and “Blu-Wizard 2.0″. The latter feature is an updated version of the menu organization and layout, which has been underwhelming up to this point.
The new feature also will allow the player to remember every scene and every special feature that has been watched, even after the disc is ejected. The new technology is based on Profile 1.1.
BD Profile 1.1 is a new standard that all Blu-ray player manufacturers will soon have to accommodate. Unfortunately, some existing players will not be able to access the new special features, including the Playstation 3. However, Sony has previously said that it will release a firmware update to fix that problem.