Microsoft Kills Xbox 360 Blu-ray Rumors

When asked about the possibility of a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer replied: "I don't know if we need to put Blu-ray in there - you'll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories."

This comment led fans and analysts alike to speculate that Microsoft might be working on a Blu-ray addon for its console.

To clarify matters and kill all rumors, Xbox Live program manager Larry Hryb (a.k.a. Major Nelson) stated that he " wanted to clear something up. Steve was referring to Blu-Ray accessories for the PC."

"As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360."

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Microsoft Kills Xbox 360 Blu-ray Rumors

there will never be a blu-ray add-on for the 360. the blu-ray consortium requires that ALL blu-ray players be capable of 1080p playback. not ALL 360's have HDMI, therefore a blu-ray add-on won't be released since they can't ensure the add-on will only be used on HDMI capable 360's.

Microsoft Kills Xbox 360 Blu-ray Rumors

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