Microsoft: No Blu-ray for Xbox 360

Posted on Monday, May 05 2008 @ 21:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week it was rumoured that an Asus subsidiary secured an order to assemble Xbox 360 consoles with Blu-ray drives but Microsoft told GamePro they have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360.
"As we have stated, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360," said a Microsoft official in an email to GamePro on Monday. "Games are what drive consumers to purchase game consoles, and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available."

The statement comes amid persistent reports that Microsoft will release a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360 given the discontinuation of the console's now defunct HD DVD drive.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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