NEWS - Friday, March 23, 2007

Xbox 360 To Support Blu-ray, If Needed

In the high definition disc war between Blu-ray and HD DVD, Microsoft and Sony are currently stood firmly in rival camps. Sony’s PlayStation 3 comes as standard with a Blu-ray drive, while the Xbox 360 has an HD DVD add-on to enable playback of HD DVD movies. Just because Microsoft is supporting HD DVD now, it doesn’t mean the software giant won’t offer Blu-ray support if needed. Speaking to the BBC, UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson said, "Whatever format wins it is highly likely we will offer a solution." Obviously Thompson hasn’t confirmed Blu-ray for the Xbox 360, but it does sound like Microsoft is open to the idea of Xbox 360 Blu-ray playback should it be required.


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