Important 360 Announcement Next Week?

According to US newspaper The Seattle Times, Microsoft’s Bill Gates is set to make an “important announcement” regarding the XBOX 360 at next week’s CES show in Las Vegas. What will be announced was not revealed in the paper but it speculates that another XBOX 360 SKU with a built-in HD-DVD drive could be on the cards.

Brier Dudley, a Seattle Times columnist, said in the article that “Microsoft may be preparing to license the Xbox gaming platform to consumer-electronics companies. In particular, Microsoft could work with Toshiba to develop a digital video recorder with a hard-drive, high-definition HD-DVD drive and Xbox gaming capabilities. They’re already allied against Sony and other backers of the Blu-ray DVD format and Toshiba could help Xbox finally penetrate the Japanese market. Microsoft could also make a splash by announcing plans to give the Xbox 360 an internal HD-DVD drive, putting it on par with Sony’s PlayStation 3 that has a built-in Blu-ray drive.”

What do you think will be revealed next week if anything? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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