Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Jerry Del Colliano
For much of the HD disc format war Microsoft’s Xbox 360 represented one of the most stable and the most affordable options for consumers to try HD DVD. Unlike Sony’s Playstation 3, which is based specifically on the Blu-ray platform, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console requires an external drive to play HD movies and today the HD DVD partner announced they will no longer will be making the drive for HD DVD.
Don’t expect Xbox 360 to switch its drive to Blu-ray any time soon, but the switcheroo comes only a little more than a week after HD DVD’s main supporter, Toshiba, announced they are throwing in the towel on the format.