Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on possible
Posted by Aaron on Thursday, March 22, 2007
Xbox UK boss Neil Thompson told BBC News, “Whatever format wins it is highly likely we will offer a solution.”
Microsoft enjoys downplaying the PlayStation 3’s Blu-ray movie playback ability, often saying that Sony is forcing consumers to adopt a pricey feature that they don’t necessarily want.
“The only debate is if you want to watch Blu-ray movies and pay the extra money for that feature. We prefer to offer the consumer choice,” he added.
Microsoft currently offers a $200 Xbox 360 peripheral that plays Blu-ray rival HD DVD discs.
This isn’t the first time that Microsoft has hinted that it would be willing to adapt to a Blu-ray world. Xbox head Peter Moore himself said a Blu-ray add-on would be possible, but also made clear that Microsoft is still firmly behind HD DVD.
Source: Next Generation