ObnoxiousGamer: With the recent "reported" rumor that the Xbox 360 would be creating an external Blu-Ray drive for its system to compete with Sony's PS3 Blu-Ray player, here are a few reasons this wouldn't work or happen.
I hope it will.
kinda pointless add-on to be honest since games won't use it. I say wont too because there's no way games CAN use it without completely shattering the audience already made. ...unless they do some kinda recall program to send in a 360 so they can put a blu-ray drive in it and send it back. But let's be real
It wouldn't just be "kinda" pointless, it would be completely pointless. A stand-alone brand name Blu-Ray player can be had for less than $100. How much will a clunky add-on cost that is only used to play movies? I never once heard any Xbox 360 owner say: gee, I wish the Xbox 360 had Blu-Ray!
yet there are those who like to keep thinking it will. Like MGS4 on the 360. Yeah I wanted to see it happen but gave up on it and got it for the ps3 (didnt have a ps3 at the time all the rumors were flying). Bluray is doing more for other companies than even sony. Samsung, LG, Sanyo...etc that all make stand alone movie players. They are all adding in web connectivity so the only reason to get a ps3 would be for games. So far there have only been first and second party games that come close to quantifying the use of bluray for games. For the most part the format is used as a way to prevent copying ps3 games. The games are capable of fitting on dvd but the question is why? Sony invested lots of advertising and $$$ to make blu their format of choice. MS hasnt a vested interest in the tech like sony does. Sony has more to lose than MS from this kind of venture but MS isnt doing it so it needs to stop. IF MS were to use a higher capacity format for "GAMES" then they would likely revive the hddvd. Cost to mfg the discs and the drives are not that different from existing cost of dvd. Sony will be the only ones to use bluray for games as nintendo is using something different in the wii-u and ms will either go all digital on the 720 or go with something that is cost effective while providing space for developers to use.
There is no point in adding blu-ray to this gen as we are on the tail of it but a higher capacity disk will be a must have for next gen, M$ will have to come up with "something" or bite the bullet and adopt blu-ray. They tied their hands with development on requirements with devs and the arcade model, they shouldn't make that same stupid mistake again.
Its M$ they make many stupid mistakes but they have the money to buy themselves out of their mistakes...for now.
It doesn't matter if blu-ray will be on xbox 360. It is pointless now and extremely late. I was reading at http://playstation4.net that PlayStation 4 will have DVR capabilities. Xbox is so far behind, the blu ray has been on the PS3. I bet once PS4 is released it will take another 6 years for Xbox to copy them on the DVR. Do something original.
MS has been talking about doing DVR for a while now. http://www.joystiq.com/2007... I'm sure ps4 and the next box will incorporate this.
Do something original? lol I won't even dignify that with a response beyond this. Wow.
I believe the Xbox 360 is getting Live TV with DVR functionality soon. At least that is what was hinted at at MS E3 conference.
@ps3deo And we never knew Sony invented and held all the rights to DVR... Another delusional Fanboy
Sony already has DVR in the EU/Asia markets with the PlayTV for EU and Tome for Asia. It would be in the USA but with all the copy-right of TV broadcasters Sony would have to have a monthly fee added on to the DVR function of the PS3 to cover fees.
*Waiting for the next article* "five reasons why xbox must get blu-ray" and then "five reasons why xbox must not get blu-ray" ........................*any minute now*
and an official response from MS denying it again.
Everyone who wants a blu-ray either has a stand alone or a ps3. For MS to release an add on this late in the game is ridiculous.
an LG bluray player for watching movies. I dont use the ps3 for anything other than games.
@darthv72 wait wait you bought 2 blu ray players 1 sony which is the best drive (not for movies) the other a off brand (for movies) that's like buying a durmax for show and a f250 for your general use and hauling lol.
I know...crazy right. As if there would be a need for more than one with more than one tv in the house. I just prefer to game on one screen (42" samsung plasma) and watch the movies on another (47" LG lcd). Until i got the lg I did use the ps3 for everything including up scaling.
If Blu-ray as it is now, overtakes the dvd in the optical media then Xbox has to release an addition so it can play that media on it. Otherwise how can Xbox claim to be a home entertainment console when it can't play Blu-ray?
will NOT happen, MS will have a new console out in 14 months, they are almost done supporting the 360 in anyway besides 3rd party, remakes and live, they are hard at work at getting a great launch lineup for the new console. My titles for Nextbox launch; Halo 4 Tomb Raider (reboot) Some racing game Ghost recon FS Neverwinter The Witcher 2 (it will also come to 360, but they may also come to the nextbox) Prey 2 Soccer Game Football Game could you imagine that lineup??? 20-25 million consoles would sell in 3 months!!
most of those will be on Xbox so there'd be no point putting them on Xbox 3. again, Xbox 3 needs to be s subtle launch to cover availability of units. plus marketing and distribution it would be an unholy expense to put that many consoles on shelves.. now selling them online and skipping retail...
I am very interested in "some racing game" and "football game" myself.
Microsoft might as well stick with what they have at this point.
With the success (although I wouldn't call it that from a consumer stand point) of XBL gold and forcing there customers to pay to play with each other they could come up with a another business model, Go completely all digital download for all there games just to avoid adding BR.
Blu-ray will be a good idea to expand the 360's lifespan I say go for it.
No, because then it would be an outdated machine with a Blu Ray player, just like the PS3. Time for new consoles people.
I'm amazed that someone has bothered to point this out. It's kind of like pointing out why wheels are round or why planes have wings. : P
Why is this argument still going on. That's what I want to know. Its like when Sony makes a mistake and fixes it they're never forgiven for the mistake. But when MS makes and fixes a mistake not only were they not wrong in the first place, but the fix is the best thing ever.
Yeah I can't see that happening since blu-ray is sony's product.
Except for the part where it isn't...
Blu-Ray Isn't just Sony's product. It was pushed by Sony due to them throwing everything into the medium, but they do not own 100% of the rights to Blu-Ray.
I love HD DVD
It has already been stated technically that the Xbox360 can NOT Play Blu-ray discs. Anyone who disagrees go look at the requirements for Blu-ray 1.0. A Blu-ray Certified Device must be able to output at NATIVE 1080p and lower resolution. The Xbox360 can only display at 720p and hardware upscale to 1080p.
are you drunk?
i'm in a time warp
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