Saturday, December 16, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook Admits Spending Time on Social Media is Bad for You
Facebook Will Start Putting Ads Before Videos
Samsung's Smart Speaker Coming Next Year
Internet Neutrality is Officially Dead
Synaptics Brings First In-Display Fingerprint Sensors for Smartphones
Disney to Buy Fox Film and Some TV Businesses for $52 billion
Powerful iMac Pro is Available Today, Starting at $5,000
IBM Announces Collaboration With Leading Companies to Accelerate Quantum Computing
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Games > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Microsoft Denies Blu-ray Plans For Xbox 360


Microsoft is not in talks to include Sony's Blu-ray technology in its Xbox 360 video game console, an executive said on Wednesday.

The comments by Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, poured cold water on recent speculation that Microsoft could support Blu-ray after Toshiba gave up HD DVD technology.

"Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience," Greenberg said in an interview with Reuters.

The news comes just one week after Microsoft'CEo, Steve Ballmer, echoed at the Mix08 conference that the company was in talks over possible moves for supporting Blu-ray in Windows.

"We've already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on," he said then.

"Toshiba has moved on. We've moved on, and we'll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense," he added.

However, Greenberg's comments clarify Ballmer's original statements as focusing purely on the Windows environment.

Greenberg's comments also contradict what American Sony president Stan Glasgow had recently revealed - that the two companies were in talks over Blu-ray hardware.

Microsoft, which has stopped making an HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360, would continue to invest in its Xbox Live online service that already lets users rent hundreds of movies, including ones in high-definition.

"We're the only console offering digital distribution of entertainment content," Greenberg said.

Microsoft believes that the Xbox 360 has a significantly better value than Sony's PS3. "

Every month we've actually been in stock we've outsold them by a 2 to 1 margin," Greenberg said.


Previous
Next
Enjoy Blu-ray Disc Playback for Less Than €150        All News        Geforce 9800GTX Specs Revealed
Video Game Sales Up 34 Percent Last Month     Games News      Sony Releases Latest firmware Ver.2.17 For Playstation 3

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Plans Expansion of Redmond Campus
Microsoft Expands Deal With SAP to Use and Sell More of Each Other's Cloud Services
Top Black Friday deals from Microsoft
Microsoft Cloud Continues to Grow, Powers First Quarter Results
Microsoft to Buy Wind Energy From GE's new Wind Farm in Ireland
Microsoft Brings the Edge Browser to iOS and Android
Microsoft Announces First Windows S Devices, Brings cloud, AI and Mixed Reality to Businesses
Windows Creators Update Available in October
Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability
Microsoft Coco Framework Improves Performance and Governance Characteristics of Enterprise Blockchain Networks
New Microsoft keyboard brings Windows Hello to Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft pays up to $250,000 for Windows 10 bugs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .