Microsoft denies Lite-On Blu-ray rumour
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Microsoft has officially denied that it’s working with a Taiwanese manufacturer to develop a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360.
On Tuesday Register Hardware reported that the software giant had inked a deal with Lite-On for the development of Xbox 360 Blu-ray drives. It was claimed the drives would be integrated into a smaller and less power-hungry Xbox 360s.
But a Microsoft spokeswoman has since told Register Hardware that the company has denied any such rumours. In a statement, Microsoft said: “No. Lite-On is not manufacturing Blu-ray drives for Xbox 360”.
The company added that Xbox 360 sales are driven by games and that the Redmond-based firm “remains focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available”.
Microsoft also claimed it has the “largest library of on-demand HD content available” and the ability to “play back DVDs in high definition”. The company recently canned production of the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on drive, following Toshiba’s decision to step back from the next generation format.
Although Microsoft may have denied it’s working with Lite-On to develop an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive, the statement doesn’t rule out the possibility of a Blu-ray drive for the console altogether.
When Microsoft recently denied it was in Blu-ray talks with Sony, the software giant didn’t explicitly state that it isn’t considering the format. So, thanks to some careful wording on Microsoft’s part, a Blu-ray enabled Xbox 360 could still be a possibility, just not with Sony or Lite-On.
The world would be a better place if...
...you all went and played your consoles instead of posting comments to websites about how rubbish the one you don't own is.
If you really feel the need to go on the internet at every opportunity to argue about how your console is better than the alternative, then you must be feeling quite a bit of envy right now for the other system. If you really believe everything you write, you'd be happy playing your console and not seeking some affirmation from the wider world that you made the correct choice.
RE: Get GTA 4 on the PS3
The problem is, the Failbox 360 is getting all the juicy downloadable content and the PS3 is getting zilch. This presents a dilemma for those of us rich and stupid enough to have both consoles sitting under t'telly. It also has a much nicer controller - I know it shouldn't be a major issue but that tiny, stupid, six-axis pad really puts me off using my PS3 when given the choice of using the 360.
An extremely valid point there, Sir!
The only way that could happen is if they brought out a BR version with the BD-J software on the XBOX.. I have absolutely no odea what that would do to games/software that use the Virtual Machine code... So, ergo, viz-a-vie, I guess there can not be a BR version of the XBOX.
Hmmm... What will they do now? Games are progressively getting more and more detailed requiring more and more data storage on discs. i.e. (PURELY AN EXAMPLE!!) Take Killzone 2 - the lead designer has already said if KZ2 was a multiplatform, they couldn't put it on anything that didn't have 20gb of storage space on a disc (so.. not a multiplatform then.. His example was that one level of KZ1 is the same amount of data for one character in KZ2[!!!] source - Playstation Magazine). Just an example, mind.