That Gaming Site got in touch with Microsoft to ask them about recent Blu Ray add on rumors, there response was "surprising".
Companies deny things one week then released 'said' things the next. But I doubt the 360 will get a BD drive.
I agree +1 bubble!
I mean how many TIMES DOES MS HAVE TO DENY THIS???????? Damn, get it through your thick skulls fanboys. Blu Ray is SONY. Sony made, Sony owned. It doesnt matter whether Sony is not the only company in the Blu Ray association or not!
Lanoire... you clearly know nothing of BUSINESS. Did you know SONY Vaio Laptops come loaded with MICROSOFT Windows Vista? The two companies have worked in tandem for a long time, they just take pot shots at one another within their gaming divisions. If BD continues to take off and Digital Downloads continue to horribly lag, expect to see BD on an MS console, as a "choice" as so many love to put it.
It doesnt matter what Sony laptops come installed with. 360 IS NOT GETTING BLU RAY. GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK THICK SKULLS. OK?
Aw, looks like I hit a nerve. It's just a freaking storage format, one that many movie enthusiasts enjoy. Stop acting so butthurt and grow up. IF it continues to do well, MS would be silly not to offer it as an OPTION.
If you think Microsoft is going to use DVD in there next Xbox then you really live under a rock. Blu-ray will be in the next Xbox. It wouldn't make any sense for them not to have it in the next Xbox.
They can choose a proprietary format for the next Xbox as well so I wouldn't rely on the Xbox 3/Blu Ray has a safety net, is Microsoft apart of the BDA?
@ OnslaughtX – I have to ask you do you know anything about business. It’s not surprise Microsoft wants BLU RAY to fail and for good reason. It’s not in their company’s interest to promote it. BLU RAY uses Java for as the standard platform for its disc. If you know anything about MS and its other products MS has been kicking Java’s but in development with its .NET platform. So if BLU-RAY takes hold it gives Java a much needed boost to the language. Next the extra hoopla of copy protection that goes into BLU RAY disc was seen as a hassle for MS. Not to say its small disc size does not adequately serve the PC market. Let’s not forget video on-demand service that Microsoft is trying to get a huge part in. No look at all the BLU-RAY manufactures at the moment none are netting a profit for BLU-RAY players because most consumers aren’t on board. They had to liquidate and cut the price just to have a chance at staying something consumers want to pickup and not forget. Example Samsungs director saying he doesn’t see it being around longer than 5yrs. So tell us why would MS want to add BLU-RAY to its console. The 360 is doing fine without it… Latest figures if I’m not mistaken show a boost in sales worldwide and they still don’t have BLURAY.
The next xbox may very well adapt Blu Ray but it is not their choice. It will be the choice of Sony. To get in Sony will ask a ridiculous amount of royalty payment. So much in fact, that MS itself will earn everything for Sony. Now the real question is, will MS swallow their pride and just pay up and consider the money flush down the drain or will they let their huge ego lead the way. Either way, Sony dont care. Blu Ray is the next medium format and thats the way it is no matter what you fanboys think. "next xbox will get it" - blah blah blah. So shove it down your throat. Next xbox...if it is still around that is.
Told you they cant afford it
And these god damned stupid xbots need to get it through their thick skulls. You want blu ray? Get a PS3, biatch!
MS continues to say "NO" BR will ever be used by MS or the Xbox 360, NEVER! but it's you fake wannabe fony sony trolls, who continue to make up and print these rumors, never once has MS ever said anything what so ever about using BR but your wannabe fake websites and blogs continue to post that SH1T. So pleaseeeeeeeeee from the bottom of my heart stop the lies!! We don't want BR, we obviously don't need BR and we will never have BR, Never ever!! Xbox 360 wins bigger better and more bad assed each and every year. This coming Christmas with all of the 360's games and the new LIVE is going to kick the wannabe's butt all over the world !!! Drool on wannabe's and make up all the fake, lame stories that you want but nothing changes the facts that the Xbox 360 is king and your queen ps3 continues to bend over and take it like a girl:)
If true it's the right thing to do.They should just save Blue-Ray for the next console.
They are probably making truck fulls of money with the Video Store and the Netflix release will only add to it which is why I am skeptical Blu Ray will ever grace the Xbox 360, and possibly the Xbox 3 as well!
There are other reasons for no BR Drive for the 360. With Sony, we don't know if BR success is more important to them than PS3 success. But with MS it is easy to say that OS and peripheral software ventures are more important than the 360. With that said, the rest is explained here: http://www.n4g.com/Redirect...
I highly doubt they will ever release blu-ray for 360, or even for the next xbox. MS is much for focused on downloadable movies, games, etc than supporting blu-ray, which they suspect won't be along much longer anyway. I personally feel that blu-ray will be obsolete in 2-3 years and downloading HD movies through netflix and other services will be standard. Also, i'm gonna make a call here and say that the next generation xbox will be DISC FREE for next gaming and movies. It might have a DVD drive for backward compatibility, but what else would they use? they can't stick with DVD, not enough space, they don't have any other disc technology up their sleeves to use. remember that i called this, i am willing to bet a lot of money that it will be DISC FREE, all games, even retail $60 games will be downloadable. sucks for gamestop.
Blu ray will survive side by side with DD mainly due to the physical media.
Didnt see that coming.
Poor Poor fanboys, totally butt hurt about HD-DVD. First they insult BluRay then when LOLDDVD Phails they come crying to Sony about BluRay =]
MS has never wanted BR you littler girl.
Actully read my post you f***ing kidiot, I SAID FANBOYS NOT MS. Jeasus Christ, can't I tell that your play on the LOLBOX360. Ignorant and Retarded, I bet your like 10 aswell.
XGamer, go outside.
Good for MS! I don't give 2 turds about Blu-ray just keep the games coming.
Although if the title had said "Microsoft have brought BluRay rights" Your comment would have been TOTALLY different right? Hows HD-DVD doing for you anyway? :D
Well like most Sony boys on this site you can see into the future and read alternate dimensions so you tell me? Would my comment been different oh mind reader? I've never cared for BR and I never cared or purchased HDDVD. The only thing nice about BR is it would be one less feature the PS3 has over the 360, beyond that yup could give 2 turds. =)
Because your a lolfanboy, and your comments are easy to predict. and how did you know I can see into the future, unless like the rest of you fanturnds, you can read minds?
Yakuza 3, Will see ps3 own the japanese charts. Meanwhile Resistance 2 and lbp will mop up Europe and USA. It's all over M$. http://www.gamersyde.com/ne...
Its going to happen, i dont know why they would deny it as its makes the 360 an even better multimedia machine
They have to deny it as it will look bad. It will look like Sony were right when pushing Blu Ray MS dont want to lose credibilty.
Even if they do add it, I see it as a win for Sony since they're gonna be racking in more cash from bluray purchases.
I really wanted one...
A blu-ray add on would probably fail. Why not just get a sony blu-ray player or something.