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i heard a roomer that microsoft are planning somethink to do with the xbox 360 this april which they wont speak of. sounds scary to me, can anyone else confirm this? Read More
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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
i heard a roomer that microsoft are planning somethink to do with the xbox 360 this april which they wont speak of. sounds scary to me, can anyone else confirm this?
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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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Change the drive to blueray?
#2
they wont change the drive, maybe a blu ray peripheral though
#3
make them work for more than 10 minutes?
#4
Just found this

Despite Microsoft's John Schappert claiming the firm has no plans for an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive, a senior Sony executive has said Microsoft is currently holding talks on the matter.

Sony US president Stran Glasgow said his company is discussing the possibility of launching a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360 with Bill Gates's firm.

Microsoft had previously backed Toshiba's HD-DVD format, but following its collapse Microsoft now appears to be considering Sony's winning Blu-ray platform.

A report by GamesIndustry stated: "Adding a Blu-ray drive to the Xbox 360 could make Microsoft more competitive with the PS3, it would also add further costs to the console. Microsoft could instead offer a Blu-ray drive as a plug-in peripheral."

Glasgow added he expects the price of Blu-ray players to drop sharply by the end of 2009, though he does not believe they will fall as fast as prices did for DVD players.

The Blu-ray Association, which controls the standard, has yet to license it to Chinese firms, who are predicted to help cut prices globally.
#5
60gig might be replacing the 20gig premium.
#6
from what i've heard its the blu-ray external replacing the HD-DVD external. apparently they're also launching a new format called DVD2 but thats years from release
banned#7
Free sharks with Death lasers attached to fins with every Xbox Elite purchased ?
#8
wierdowoss
Free sharks with Death lasers attached to fins with every Xbox Elite purchased ?


i think you mean "frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads"
banned#9
i was thinking more like another bann.
#10
It's the Blu Ray as they have been forced to adopt as they are trailing in the hardware sales.
#11
no as reported multiple times since jan
no blu ray for the 360

But different hard drive sizes coming out.

its why they dropped the price to clear old stock they also moved the making of it to another company.
get over the HD/blu ray thing it was all a waste of time anyway the real future lies in downloads or media that dosnt move :)
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warmapplepie
It's the Blu Ray as they have been forced to adopt as they are trailing in the hardware sales.


Lol where did you get this info lets have the source link or is it a wild stab in the dark youve claimed as fact? sales of the 360 are soaring this month and no way will sony give them the rights to a blue ray drive!!! MS are claiming they dont want it, truth is sony wont let them have it imo. Microsoft will no doubt be pushing is HDi format (downloadable hd i think) rather than begging for blu-ray.
#13
kungfu
Lol where did you get this info lets have the source link or is it a wild stab in the dark youve claimed as fact? sales of the 360 are soaring this month and no way will sony give them the rights to a blue ray drive!!! MS are claiming they dont want it, truth is sony wont let them have it imo. Microsoft will no doubt be pushing is HDi format (downloadable hd i think) rather than begging for blu-ray.


I don't think MS will produce a blu-ray drive, but your facts are a bit off. A lot of people seem to think Sony own the format but it in fact owns about 5% of the Blu-ray Disc Association and has one seat (out of 18) on the board of directors. The other 17 members like money so would license it to everyone and anyone willing to pay. Sony will sell more PS3s being the only console to offer blu-ray but the BDA would actually love MS to produce an add-on as it only goes to increase install base.
#14
I think April is a bit quick for them to do the; R&D, manufacturing and then shipping for sale. Excluding contracts and all that which will have to be done. I could be wrong, but it usually takes a long time for stuff like this to appear on the market, Blu-Ray will likely appear much later than next month. If I am wrong and it does appear, then it goes to show you that Microsoft must of had some sort of arrangement before-hand, ready to get things set in motion if HD-DVD did die.
#15
Microsoft's add-on drive wouldn't be very complicated though - just a standard PC blue-ray drive and bus controller... This is a company with $50-odd billion in financial backbone remember, if they think it necessary they won't hang about...
#16
I am not sure, Microsoft seem to be more concerned with digital downloads, movies and so on with a possible deal with NetFlix on the horizon. I think things like this are more important to them. Saying that though I read rumours about a 360 with an internal Hi-Def drive, if this happens it won't be HD-DVD..
#17
Sorry to disappoint everyone but the rumour was the recent price cuts they announced.
Not the big blu ray, add ons etc people were expecting.
#18
I think its very likely M$ will at some point release a blu-ray drive both as a add-on and possibly also internally in a high-end model (elite replacement...) but not necessarily so soon. Given the harddrive size and current broadband speeds I don't think digital downloads are really a comparable alternative yet - were talking tens of gigabytes for a hi-def film, even with the most advanced compression technologies...

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