Blu-Ray Disc Drive an Option

Blu-Ray Disc Drive an Option

Published On January 11, 2006 | By Russ Clow | News

The battle for the next-generation of gaming continues as Peter Moore tells ITMedia of Japan that Microsoft could still develop a Blu-Ray Disc Drive for the Xbox 360, if the HD-DVD doesn’t become the favoured media storage device.

After recent news of Microsoft’s external HD-DVD drive being developed for the Xbox 360, Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft Corp. [That’s a mouth-full! -Ed], stated that if Blu-Ray becomes the favoured media storage device, than Microsoft could still develop an external drive for it.

Microsoft are backing the HD-DVD discs, whereas Sony have backed the Blu-Ray disc storage. Sony seems to have more faith in their choice than Microsoft. They have a Blu-Ray disc drive incorporated into their Next-Gen Console, the Playstation 3, whereas Microsoft have opted to have their HD-DVD drive external to the 360…just in case it doesn’t “take off”. Not only that, but Microsoft are covering their backs with the statement mentioned above about a possible swap to Blu-Ray if it becomes the most popular.

Only time will tell as to who wins the Next-Gen battle, but Sony definitely seem the more confident!

About The Author

Russ Clow not only nearly shares his name with one of the best Gladiators around, but he also has a bundle of experience under his belt. Since a very young age he's been playing video games, and has been working in the video game industry for most of his working career. Russ is a secret Sony Fanboy, although he tries hard to hide it so as to keep his position as Editor-in-Chief. When he's not playing games, Russ likes to play football with the "lads".