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.
Cause things between them and their existing fanbase could get ugly quick, if they start trying to use it to make games with and a add-on would be a stupid idea for movie playback only.
not really.... why would people get angry? That theory that people will get angry because of hardware revisions is bull... They happen all the time... Ipod comes with a new one every 6 months... the wii comes with light version, the PS3 new controller... etc... why would I get angry if I got the xbox 360 3 years ago and now the revision comes with something else (that's not relevant to playing games)? ohh and wait... I am happier if the features does not exists instead? Microsoft market the xbox 360 as a game console... that plays games... other features like HD DVD and blu-ray have never being marked as one with gaming my microsoft... so as long as all SKU are able to run the same games no one will get pissed... upgraded SKUs are part of life and alweays happens.. Now, it's not like microsoft is doing what Sony is doing... (Removing features like BC with new SKUs.. specific to gamming) I find it interesting how it's not ok for microsoft to make new SKU that bring new features that other don't have (not related to gamming)... but it's ok for Sony to bring new SKU that remove features from existing ones... Just because microsoft release a blu-ray SKU and I don't have it.. does not means I will be able to play blu-ray movies... weird mindset...
And then,we all know what happened. And th-th-th-that's all folks!
Well if they want they can bring in blu ray but i think it will be better for everybody if they went with the add on instead
You need to read before shooting your mouth off like that. I'm not going to point out your mistake....HighDef wrote 2 lines. Go find it yourself. At least we'll have some peace and quiet for a week or so.
sony didn't remove anything that would hinder next gen gaming. ps2 playback is nice.and i have it.but it's not necessary for you to play "PS3" games.that's what you fail at seeing.they didn't take out bluray.they didn't take out wifi.they didn't take ALL the usb ports out. they shrunk it because people complained that ps3 was expensive.so they had to reduce the cost.any smart person can see how it was necessary to keep up with microsoft and nintendo. but with microsoft,they have had to redesign the system and lose the very thing they competed with on next gen movie playback.microsoft calls the 360 an HD system,but has had to add things over and over to keep up with a built in, truely next gen system like ps3. but they didn't make wifi standard in all systems.but call it an "ELITE."no HD movie playback,but call it an "ELITE."had to redesign and add hdmi because sony KNEW it was needed for next gen tvs. look at it this way.and this statement is unbias......."what's wrong with microsoft making a little side money off of bluray besides downloads,xbl,and games?" they need to add bluray even if sony whoop their @ss with it to kill hd-dvd. megaton.......
@MEGATON SHADOW - how old are you? is this the first console war you see? You remember the PS2? the network card... did it have it? how about hard drive? wait.. how about Sony PS3 without rumble? Sony brough it back... didn't they? It's a given Microsoft believed HD DVD was the best choice... and honestly by the look of the latest blu-ray sells I think they were right.. blu-ray is too expensive and HD DVD was cheaper for the consumer... now blu-ray is being kept alive by the PS3... Microsoft had no gain to made the xbox 360 $100-$200 more expensive and probably delayed it's launch by 1 year... for what? it's not a secret microsoft does not own movie studios nor have any gains on selling movies.. so why take a big lost? go b!tch to Nintendo for not adding a blu-ray drive to the wii... why would they? Microsoft signed off for the gamming industry not for the movie industry... supported the HD DVD simply because it benefit them as far as the console war is concern... microsoft care and should only care about the games and digital distribution simply because that the only business that benefits them... the only benefit microsoft has towards blu-ray is to stay competitive... if some would buy an xbox 360 if it had a blu-ray player than they should... but they didn't promise the xbox 360 will do everything... as matter of fact they promised no 1080P and brough it... they promised little or no support for original xbox games and did better than they promissed... they didn't promised HDMI... and they were right about not needing HDMI... because all the top games PS3 or not... are not even running on 1080P let alone more 120FPS as sony promissed. Microsoft promissed games and that's what we are getting... this generation (so far) the xbox 360 has the best games... period... not only when it comes to FPS but also RPGs and other genres... HD DVD? was an addon that no everyone got.. I purchased one and now use it on my PC and TV as a DVD scaller which happends to cost a lot less than standalone drives doing that. Will I buy a new xbox 360 if microsoft release blu-ray? Hell no... nor I would be happy if microsoft would of force me to pay an extra $200 for a blu-ray player I wouldn't use... ask many PS3 owners if they are buying blu-ray movies... honest one will say, "Blu-ray movies are too expensive." so, you paid (because the PS3 will continue to go down in price) for a features that's useless (yeah a little huge game called GTA4 is only 7GB)... some say blu-ray (if ever) will not be mainstream for another 2-3 years... Just in time for the next xbox... don't forget this is already almost the 3rd xbox 360 year... and is still kicking.. that's more than 1/2 the average life span for all consoles... sucks if microsoft would of force me 3 years ago to buy an HD Drive when I purchased my xbox 360.. specially HD DVD and blu-ray woudl of won... 3rd year... what microsoft should focus now is bringing more and more games, reduce cost of the xbox 360... @(*^@#$ blu-ray which will not be mainstream for another 2-3 years... anyone buying a 360 only care about the games... and will not pay $30+ for a movie just because it has a few more pixels... if HD movies would of be people's primary reason the PS3 wouldn't be the one keeping blu-ray on life support... Microsoft took a big risk with HD DVD and will take the same risk with blu-ray? yeah, that's right blu-ray still not mainstream and may never will... and because of that microsoft should only bring blu-ray to attack the PS3 HD movie side of things... Microsoft would have more succes with the xbox 360 if they drop the price by $100-$150 than to add blu-ray playack... focus microsoft.. not even PS3 owners are buying blu-ray movies.
hi def,plankton or whatever u prefer.why comment on a posible 360 feature afecting 360 owners u don't care about? didn't u say once that the "SECOND" ms didn't put a blueray drive in the 360 "it was over for them". let them put blueray in xbox. why comment about something u yourself think is not next-gen,don't care about and think is inferior? it's not like ur going to like the 360 because they put blueray in. :)
This is getting old. REALLY old. Article - BREAKING!! Company X is releasing this. Next Article - First article was a lie. Thanks for spending 5 wasted minutes reading and commenting, now please comment on your comments that shouldnt have been commented in the first place because the last story was fake. N4G FTW!
haha, you do make a valid point. It's almost as if someone goes and finds and article and then the next person says "oh yeah, well take this".
I question what kind of integrity a news site has, if so many of the articles are one ridiculous headline (usually ending in a ?) followed by just enough nonsense to get people bickering... Somehow: 'Will Sony add 360 Core model emulation to firmware 3.60 to trump Microsoft's new PS360 cross compatible console? (codenamed Mr. Bubble)' ...That's ok, without any research, references or actual news because they added a '?' at the end? This site has more manufactured drama than a soap opera set against the gripping background of industrial strife at a soap factory. Tune in next week... . P.s. Next headline: Sony's 3.60 360 firmware emulation uses only 1 spu! Sony engineers say 'Of course! How many would we need to just blink 3 lights' (oh...I almost forgot) "? ? ? ? ? ?" (I'm definitely going to 360 hell now...Surrounded by Atari 2600 Fanboys chanting about the clarity of 192i resolution & the unmatched gameplay focus of three...sometimes 4 sprites on the screen at once...SAVE ME!)
I agree, I felt silly when I posted it, but that's how the news happened too, the one that said they would be getting one near christmas, was IMMEDIATELY followed by this one. It was funny in a way, but it is a direct response to all the other articles, so still valid.. ANYHOOO, this makes a little more sense to me. They were direct competitors in the market, you would think that sony would hold on to the tech as something that only they offer for a little while longer you know? Plus do you think gates would really get in bed with sony this deep?? haha
It would be Suicide if they did such a thing. They just have to live with the fact that the ps3 is going to continue to outsell there machine. It seems that the consumers are getting smarter, because they see a better value in spending 50 more bucks for a blueray player and a game machine. Then just buying a blueray player alone which will cost about the same thing. So blueray will remain as a selling point for the ps3.
Nazisoft had "no plans" to be HUMILIATED by the PS2! Nazisoft had "no plans" to EXCRETE such a POORLY-MADE product onto MY industry! Nazisoft had "no plans" to create an online community filled with GUTTER-MOUTHED RATS a.k.a.- the FLOPbox fanbase! Nazisoft had "no plans" to end up in a distant THIRD PLACE, far behind the Sony Side and Ninterrorist! Sorry, SWINE- you're getting the Blu-Ray of Death whether you like it or not! 38 days until Judgment Days, Nazisoft! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
typical fanboy sh!t. Get a Life.
Is that going to be your speech tomorrow at the 'PlayStation Day' event King Kaz!!! ;-D
Agree Deadman but as they say "don't feed the trolls". He's just mad because the PS3 is the one in distant third.
It's something about Xbox 360 emulation being added to the 3.60 PS3 update...and uses only ONE spu. Seems impossible, but when asked if this was true Sony engineers said: "Of course! How many would we need to just blink 3 lights?' http://m.n4g.com/8/Images//... P.s. This is a joke...if you didn't get it, try a different religion that doesn't involve a game console.
die now...(I don't care)I already have a BD player.
I think this article defeats the rumor all together. It's not happening.
Microsoft had no plans to unveil the demise of their HD-DVD hardware neither. Their plans are an excat mirror image of another defunct console manufacturer, Sega. Microsoft is well aware of what makes a champion hardware, which is why Dark Sniper is not surprised by Microsoft making another valiant effort to mimic the superior hardware functions of PLAYSTATION® 3. $niper
I think its sooo cute how you talk in the 3rd person!!
Whyyou insist and talking in third person is beyond me. Maybe you feel like you are pushing your point more to yourself or something. Meanwhile, back in the realworld... HD-DVD was not MS', they just supported it, knowning damn well that it was not going to make it. And if really believe that a BD is not coming to the 360, you are fooling yourself. Of course MS is going to deny that it's coming because it could hurt sales. And just because our gaming console is kicking the crap out of your console, you don't need to throw a fit.
So does his psychotherapist...and the makers of WellbutrinXPS For all your third-person console gamer needs. Wellbutrin for delusional cats sold seperately.
Well, it's good that the rumor is finally killed although... I find their wording to be interesting. They specifically say "for the Xbox 360". So maybe these misquoted Chinese vendors are really bidding for MS next console...
but they dont want to admit....bill gates is not stupid and he know people are going to start relasing that u get better value for money when u by a ps3 because it is also a blue ray player, more adults u watch movies will probly get a blu ray player at some point and the will se that u can by a next gen console with a blue ray player and some games for less than £350.
Not a bad theory, 720 might have blue ray...next thing you know, we'll have that rumor going around here hahaha
it sucks and cant compete w/ps3 list 5 games that are exclusives to xbox that will out sell ps3 besides halo and gears bc those r the only games they got! wait let me answer that for all of u none!!!!!!!! bc xbox knows it not going anywhere fast so they jus piggy back off of games that r orignally for ps3 and begg for it to b on ps3 so they can make sells but hey i guess when u know ur going to lose wat can u do about it
Name ONE game on the PS3 that will outsell EITHER of them...besides MGS4 or GT5. See what I did there? YOU LOSE. :O
Final Fantasy, God of War, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Socom, etc.
HAHAHAHAHHAHA! You POS3 fangirls don't actually believe that MGS or GT will outsell Gears or Halo 3, do you? GTA 4, your most beloved game until she left you for a better console is outselling your movie machine and even still, you are lying to yourselves! Please. The POS3 doesn't have one title that has sold more than 2 million copies. Maybe...MAYBE MGS will break 3 million.
- yeah right! 1. MotorStorm (3.13 million) 2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (3 million) 3. Resistance: Fall of Man (2.69 million) 4. Assasin’s Creed (2.48 million)
before you xbots finally get it through your thick uninformed delusional skull. Are you fking borderline stupid or what. 360 WONT ever get a Blu Ray drive.
i think you are the one thats delusional. why wouldn't sony want MS to us blu-ray thats just more money in their pockets. thats like saying MS doesn't want windows on a sony PC's. if anything MS will make an add-on to the 360. just for movies.
Do they look like they are in need of a few measly million they are going to make anyway. Dumb xbot. Not everything is about money in this world. I know when you dont have a buck, 100 bucks seems a lot. But when you already spend millions, a few million is worth next to nothing. Im sure Sony is jumping up and down for MS when the rest of the companies around the world wants Blu Ray. Youre delusional. Just deal with it. Crap60 isnt getting any blu ray this generation. And if memory serves me right, according to MS and xbots that shouldnt be a problem because ***DRUMROLLS PLEASE*** BY THE END OF 2008 DIGITAL DOWNLOADS ARE TAKING OVER. SO WHAT HAPPENED THERE BOT. Its already May 2008. Im laughing my ASS OFF here. Youre not getting it. Just deal with it boy.
you have to be the dumbest fanboy hear. again why wouldn't sony want to make money. thats what companies do. make money. if sony can make money off companys with blu-ray they will. the same way MS makes money off sony and others.it's called "business". sony hopes more people will adopt blu-ray because they make money on royalties. as for me getting a blu-ray player. i rather get a DVD upconverter. because it convert my old DVD up to 1080p. and it cost 60$ for the player. as opose to 300$ for a blu-ray player. and by your logic if digital distribution is coming in 08. then sony is in trouble. because more and more people will stop buying blu-ray.
You're obviously not intelligent enough to understand that Phony cannot say who gets BD or not. Blu-Ray is a consortium of companies and guidelines that Phony is a part of. Besides, it's not like the 360 really needs a BD player anyhow, considering that even without one that it's kicking the crap out of your movie box.
So according to you. Sony who made Blu Ray has no say in the matter. But Microsoft who went with HD DVD has everything to say in this matter? Silly xbots, do you people live on planet 360 with RROD orbiting around it? And make no mistake about it, its not just Sony that doesnt want Microsoft to have HD DVD. So keep on dreaming. You want Blu Ray drive? The only place you are getting one, is when you buy a PS3.
just like they had no plans for HDD HDMI HDDVD etc etc
...WTF are you talking about? When did MS EVER say anything about "no HDD" OR "no HD-DVD"????
the two ps3 morons, Kutargi and Kaz! What a pair...............OF DUMB SH!TS! Seriously take the advice and go get a life.
Looks who's talking.
Blu-ray in Xbox is good news for sony.
And putting a Blu-ray drive in a Xbox360, would achieve what exactly. other that to play movies, it's would be pretty pointless unless they want to start releasing games on BR disks which I highly doubt given they would would quite an angry reaction from just about every 360 owner.
What did i say for the last bluray speculation news? I said "Another attack to slow down Xbox360 sales?"
for storage capacity,(50gb Games)
They could have done that with HD-DVD, but instead of releasing that as a standard device in the 360, they decided to go with a DVD drive, with the HD-DVD been optional. If they have had the HD-DVD from the start, I am pretty sure that Blu-Ray wouldn't be where it is today. As for releasing it for games, I really can't seen MS committing commercial suicide like this, if people where not interested in buying an external HD-DVD do you think they would purchase a external Blu-ray drive?
And what benefit has BD given to gaming on ps3 till now? Even teh multiplatform games are same or even better 98% of the time on 360 with its old dvd9 capacity.
Microsoft has said this kind of thing time and time again. They said hdmi ports aren't needed. But look at the elite. They said you'd never need a hard drive. Take a look at their SKUs and you see they feel otherwise. Nothing against them in this instance. I'm just saying they've said all this stuff before
@shanbcn "Blu-ray in Xbox is good news for sony" I'm not gonna right out disagree, because I see your point, but if they gave the BD player now, they would lose console sales as a result. I love my PS3, I do, but the game library isn't as vast, and the BD player preinstalled is a good selling point for people to go ahead and get one, and then if a good game comes out, they can buy it. That's the reason I own one right now, is because I wanted a BD player, and why not go ahead and get the new Playstation as well, I'm glad I did it, but I would not have if not for the BD player, I would have waited for MGS bundle, or maybe later for another price drop, after all, I already have a 360 and a Wii...
If true, releasing an SKU with internal Blu-ray is technically, "not introducing a blu-ray drive for Xbox 360." Meaning no external drive. Microsoft could release it as an uber set-top box, who knows. We'll have to wait and see. The manufacturers have no reason to spread the rumors, while Microsoft has every reason to keep it as quiet as possible until it is released.
How many times will MS have to say this?? Droids, we aint about movies, we want games.
Then why was MS shoving Digital downloads down our throats at E3 last year?
Digital > DVD/Bluray But either way, piracy owns them both so... :)
They got no damn planes there is no money in it. Sony give them a redicolous price for add on then after they still get royalties on it and on top of it they probably wouldnt sell that much seeing where hd-dvd went. No1 likes getting extra things why spend 400 dollars on a blue ray add on after you already spent 300 for the system thats 700 dollars where you could have just bought a ps3 for 400-500 dollars and have money left over to get some movies or games. Also a blue ray drive in a 360 be definetly out of the question Sony would be like uhh NO. Maybe in the next xbox after blue ray has become already standardized like DVD is now but not until then.
with your limited brainpower, you can only handle one piece of entertainment at a time...and what games are you talking about anyway? You mad that HD-DVD lost? What if it won? You would not be saying "games only" then. Keep your pants down son, Microsoft still has you bent over, and you LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if xbox360 came out with a blu-ray drive there wouldn't be any need for a ps3 and there is hardly any games on ps3 also there exclusives SUCK
The 360 isn't JUST about the games. Its an ENTERTAINMENT experience. A MEDIA centre under your TV! It plays games, yes... but it also allows us to download movies and TV shows. Go on MSN... connect to our PC's... and soon... play BLU-RAY! YAY! HA HA HA HA!
You guys are truly hillarious, but you are in the right section, so whatever. Xbox isn't going to get blu ray built in any time soon, not this year, not next. Sony isn't stupid. MS doesn't want a sony product in their machine, and sony isn't giving MS a major selling point this early in the game, it's as simple as that.
As posted before, go out and read a little before you post stupid crap like this. Phony cannot deny or approve membership to the BD consortium, period. The BD board is made of many companies with guidelines that do not approve or deny membership. The BD board has already openly invited the HD-DVD crowd aboard. Learn before you type!
More BS from Microsoft. I do expect them to have a blu ray add-on. Really, do they expect DD to take off? The hard drives they have installed in their SKUs are 20GB, no hard drive, and 120GB? An HD movie takes about 5GB of your system. Also, it only lasts about 2 weeks in your hard drive. I rather have my movies on a disc instead of downloading them and having the risk of them being corrupted.
Why would they go Blu-Ray when it will be replaced by other formats in 5yrs anyway?
Blue ray will be around as long as dvd is just face it and get over it. Your comment is like why did MS not get a new better format and stuck with an out dated format.
I'm curious, Would you be saying that if HD DVD won instead of Blu Ray? I doubt it.
Read my profile before comming at me with a HD DVD comment.
Apparently MS has proven there is no need for Blu-Ray. After all all the games look and play better on the 360, and it's using DVD9. What ever happened to games being longer do to Blu-Ray Droids? I mean hell look a the 6hrs of Heavenly Sword, 12hrs of Resistance, 8hrs of Uncharted, and 12hrs of R&C. It's supposed to make games longer but Bioshock is 20hrs and Mass Effect is 30-50hrs long and they both look better than anything on the PS3. How fu*king sad is that?
thats actually a false comment and just a fan boy comment because im sure you played them all to the end. but what is not false is that all xbox has is shooters. mass effect, bioshock, gears, halo, xboxs top games right their, the only one worth 60 bucks is gears and i have that for my pc. i like a variety of games not just shooters, and sequels to shooters, thats what is "sad" in my eyes. the time a game takes to be finished is up to the player. san andreas was finished in 4hrs and something minutes in the giuness book of records with no cheats. and to say your game looks better? uncharted is the next best thing to crysis b*tch. its not hard to make a fps look decent, let alone making 50 of them takes no tallent at all to a real developer.
@Jason360 What makes you think that Blu Ray will be outdated??? I'm curious to the facts you have, show us a link or something, because otherwise, you just sound ignorant.
im not disagreeing here, im callin you a straight up liar. motor storm is the most intence off road racing game peroid, you cant even compare anything to it(and look at the graphics). gt5p blew forza2 away with graphics and realistic driving. i personally like resistance better than halo, halos just old news. resistance just a has a more real scenario and better/semi real weapons. just wait till our games start comming out. talk that sh*t now just watch what happens in the end. our line up for 08 09, the need for blu ray, the ps3 *skinny*. duel shock 3.