NEWS - Monday, May 6, 2013


(RUMOR) Blu-Ray might hold back Next Xbox launch

As we wait for Microsoft’s highly anticipated May 21 event where we will finally see the next Xbox console unveiled on stage, a new rumor has emerged which suggests that a somewhat surprising 2014 release date may be on the cards for the next-generation Xbox. Even more surprising is that the reason for the delay could be due to an exclusive agreement that Sony has in place on the Blu-Ray disc format.

The PS3 runs Blu-Rays of course, while Microsoft opted to use DVD discs for the Xbox 360. While this was considered a victory for Sony during the current-generation storage wars, the fact that Sony utilized the Blu-Ray format first may come to pay further dividends for the company, with painful repercussions for Microsoft if this rumor is to be believed.

A report over at MondoXbox, suggests that Microsoft will have to wait until 2014 at the earliest to release their next Xbox with Blu-Ray support, due to licensing issues and the fact that Sony may have an exclusivity window in place for console releases with Blu-Ray discs.

If true, it has to be considered rather clever by Sony whilst at the same time being a massive headache for Microsoft. The next Xbox was presumably going to be released during the 2013 Holiday season in the US, but imagine a scenario where Sony ends up being the only next-gen console to release during the month.

Obviously this is just a rumor, and a thin one at this point. It’s something to bear in mind though as we approach the May 21 next-gen Xbox event. If this does happen, let us know your thoughts on waiting until 2014 for the next Xbox.

 

 


Source: www.product-reviews.net

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,708
Forum Posts: 725,813
Xbox One Titles: 1,342
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,731
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,570
Screenshots: 31,573
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Playdates Canada July, 2018 playdate info.
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 76 Views

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 401 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 274 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 419 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 719 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 700 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 953 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 653 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 699 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 991 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1131 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1380 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1182 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1531 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1929 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics