360 HD-DVD drive will not allow game storage

Microsoft have today reaffirmed that the HD-DVD Drive that they announced yesterday that will be externally used on the Xbox 360 will be used for movies only.

The comment comes after alot of speculation that maybe the HD-DVD Drive could be used for game storage.  Peter Moore told Gamespot:  “Right now it’s focused purely on movie playback. Think of the drive as something that lets you play high-definition movies on the Xbox 360”

The main problem with this is that Sony’s Playstation 3 will be fully utilising the 50GB of space on Blu-Ray discs, allowing for massive games to be stored on one disc. 

Moore admits that the obvious battle for Next-Generation console domination will be down to personal taste with regards to disc storage, much like that of VHS vs Betamax – and we all know who won that one!

The failure to allow games to be store on HD-DVD’s and used on the Xbox 360 could be a major downfall in Microsoft’s strategy, because they are loosing out on the extra storage space that, in reality, they really need to stay in contest with Sony’s massive Blu-Ray disc storage.

Russ Clow

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".

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