Blu-ray-for-Xbox 360 rumours restoked
Redmond keeping mum
The Xbox 360 rumour mill is churning again thanks to fresh claims that the Microsoft has placed orders for consoles with Blu-ray Disc drives, allegedly in partnership with a subsidiary of PC manufacturer Asus.
According to a report on Taiwanese Chinese-language newssite UDN, Pegatron Technology will assemble Xbox 360s equipped with internal Blu-ray drives. It’s claimed the first such models will roll off of the production line within six months, although where they’ll go on sale first is anyone’s guess at this stage.
Microsoft has never really confirmed or denied that it’s working on a Blu-ray Xbox 360. But the company has definitely denied that it’s “in Blu-ray talks” with PlayStation 3 maker Sony.
Earlier this month, Microsoft also denied that it was working with Taiwanese optical drive manufacturer Lite-on to develop a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft wasn’t available for comment as Register Hardware went to press, but a denial that it’s working with Pegatron over Blu-ray probably isn’t far away.
The fanboys are awake then
Jesus, cant you fanboys ever post to a console article without your prejudices shining a spotlight on your ignorance.
If Microsoft want to give the 360 a bluray option then let them do it.
Just go play your games and be happy with your purchase.
Oh wait, that would mean you have to be adults !!!
Is everyone missing?
The fact that lite-on drives suck? : ) I've had cd-rs, dvd-rws, cd-rws, and seen a friend's blu-ray drive lite-on and they were all noisy, overpriced, low quality components.
No wonder Microsoft has chosen them.
re: Isn't it a bit late?
"The 360 is just starting to make a profit."
The 360 is not starting to make a profit, they were clever in hiding that $1.15Billion repair bill in a single quarter, so the next quaters looked good, when they make a $600,000 profit.
If you add up all the losses ($4Billion Xbox development, $1.15Billion 360 repair bill, $3Billion 360 development), they are FAR from making a profit. Unlikely this generation, and only a prayer next generation.
"MS can develop there own pissy games when SONY can really move forward. It has been said that GTA4 was held back due to 360 limitations, i.e. DVD and consoles with no hard disk. Any multi-platform games must be limited by the lowest common denominator. i.e. 360's.
:) FLAME ON"
I smell fan boi. Its the other way around but hey dont let facts get in the way of a good rant.
@ Yeah But
MS werent even going to make HDDVD games... Never mind blu ray. They've been Dooove all the way.
in 6-12 months, that will be the key difference between 360 and PS3.... Having to use half a dozen discs on the Xbox, or one on the PS3.