Gizmodo has an exclusive interview with Microsoft CEO’s Steve Ballmer going up in full this Friday. Until then, they’re releasing little clips from the interview and the one they have up right now sees the CEO talking about Natal, and more importantly, a Blu-ray add-on accessory for the Xbox 360.
Gizmodo asked Steve Ballmer on whether we’ll see any Xbox 360s with a Blu-ray drive to which Ballmer replied by stating that “you’ll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories.” No time frame is given for when we’ll see this Blu-ray accessory and Xbox spokespeople avoided answering the question when Gizmodo pressed for further information.
So after all this time, a Blu-ray accessory is coming to the Xbox 360. Neato? I don’t know about you, but I’m just going to sit back and watch as the entire Internet collapses from the fanboy war that’s about to unfold.
[via Geoff Keighley’s Twitter]
[Update: Stop the press! This looks to be a misunderstanding, with a Microsoft representitive issuing this statement to us on the matter:
“Steve was referring to Blu-ray accessories for the PC. As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360. In fact, the future of home entertainment starts this fall when Xbox 360 becomes the first and only console to offer instant-on 1080p streaming HD movies. With a library of thousands of TV shows and movies to choose from, Xbox 360 owners can instantly watch the movies they want, when they want, in the highest form of high definition.”]