Sony and Panasonic are working on a new disc format that could eventually replace Blu-ray.
The project's current name is the rather fetching Archival Disc. Currently, the format is intended for – as the name suggests – archiving content. The discs are expected to be much more resilient compared to DVDs and Blu-rays.
While Blu-ray was widely seen as the final disc format, the large file sizes of 4K content and the likelihood internet connections won't be fast enough everywhere might mean we see Archival Discs on store shelves soon.
According to the two companies, the format offers “inter-generational compatibility” between different disc formats.
There is currently no word on whether either company is working on commercial players.