Xbox 360 Blu-ray support could still happen

Probably one of the most painful lumps that Microsoft received this generation was when the announcement that HD-DVD was officially dead went down. Most Xbox 360 fans recognized the high-definition discs for what they were, but Microsoft still tried their best to keep the format afloat. According to Spong, Microsoft is about to toss out an update to Windows that will allow users to burn Blu-ray discs from their desktop. While it could just be an advancement that the inferior operating system needed, this could also possibly signal a shift towards realizing that Blu-ray is the only way to go, which in turn teases the Xbox 360 and Blu-ray love again.

While this move doesn’t necessarily negate their stance that Blu-ray will never come to the Xbox 360, it doesn’t mean that it won’t. Certainly having your company’s operating system embrace the medium is a step towards that direction. My guess is that an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive will never happen. Most people that own Blu-rays already have a PlayStation 3. Plus, with the Netflix deal, I really see no need for Microsoft to tussle with optional drives anymore.

What do you guys think? Would you still like to see an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive? Or is just one console with the capability enough?

Brad BradNicholson