Blu-ray drive in development for Xbox 360
Microsoft keeping mum
Microsoft’s Xbox division has already denied it’s talking to Sony about Blu-ray, but that hasn’t stopped the rumours. It’s now claimed that Taiwanese outfit Lite-On IT is developing a Blu-ray drive for the console.
According to a DigiTimes report, unnamed industry sources have claimed that Lite-On is developing a built-in Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360. The first shipment of drives is expected to reach Microsoft in the second half of 2008.
The source claimed that, in order to incorporate a Blu-ray drive, a next generation Xbox 360 will be developed by Microsoft. Apparently the redesigned console will have a lower wattage power supply, helping to reduce production costs and the gaming system’s size.
Although Microsoft hasn’t ruled out the possibility of an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive, the source also claimed that Microsoft has now decided to adopt the format following Toshiba’s decision to dump HD DVD. Continued production of the Xbox 360’s HD DVD add-on drive was officially canned by Microsoft last month.
Gamers worldwide will be hoping the source’s information is accurate, because if it’s not, then it’s just another cruel April Fool’s joke.
As an avid gamer
And I mean a seriously avid gamer, I went with xbox360.
Over the years I've owned C64, Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, PS1, PS2, PSP, xBox, xBox 360.
Bluray appears to be adding nothing to the PS3 in gaming terms, maybe it will in the future but up until that point, who cares?
As soaklord so rightly puts it, the best console is the one with the games you want to play on it, PS3 misses the mark by a long shot.
I wasn't aware....
...DLNA was complaining.
Damn those colouring books distracting me all the while!
re: You are joking ..
Every single line of your comment is flawed.
My local paper is full of used 360's for sale, from owners lucky enough to still have a working one. It's very rare to find a PS3 for sale.
Try buying a 60GB PS3, it's rarer than hens teeth. Even the 40GB units are hot property and outselling the recently reduced and cheaper Xbox360..
Finally, my PS3 hooks up just fine as a media centre entender. infact it's better implemented than the 360's, as not only does it work with Windows Media Player, it works with ANY DLNA complaint server.
They're both cool... have fun!
They promise to add deformation for GT5: Proper, do they?
That's odd. They promised to add online multiplayer to GT4: Proper as well, and that didn't happen. They promised to add deformation to Prologue when GTHD didn't get it. I'm thoroughly bored of Polyphony's excuses, and so wait until we see what actually comes in the box on release day.
But then, Sony shills' entire philosophy is based around the promise of things to come rather than actual product, so I shouldn't be surprised.