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Thursday, 23 September 2010 09:42

Microsoft: Blu-ray will be dead in the water

Written by Nick Farell
microsoft

Don't expect it to make any difference in gaming
Microsoft's UK Xbox Boss Stephen McGill is claiming that Blu-ray will be dead technology soon and will not make a difference to gaming. Asked if he felt that if Blu-ray would extend the 360's shelf life, McGill said that people now recognise what a smart decision it was to keep the pricing low.

“Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format. People have moved through from DVDs to digital downloads and digital streaming, so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay. So, who needs Blu-ray?” he said.

This is actually expected as it was one of the comments that was being bandied around during the Blu-Ray HD-DVD wars.

We wonder what he would be saying if Microsoft's standard had won that round?

Nick Farell

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+15 #1 neo222 2010-09-23 10:32
"Blu-ray will be dead technology soon "
LMAO!!! looossseer!!! :P
 
 
+22 #2 VMB90 2010-09-23 10:36
"We wonder what he would be saying if Microsoft's standard had won that round?"

I guess he'd be saying: "...this is the future !"
 
 
+13 #3 guideX 2010-09-23 10:54
Quoting VMB90:
"We wonder what he would be saying if Microsoft's standard had won that round?"


Funny that Microsoft supported HD DVD in the first place.
 
 
+33 #4 yourma2000 2010-09-23 10:54
if he says it will be dead soon then where would that leave HD DVD?

Quote:
People have moved through from DVDs to digital downloads and digital streaming, so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay. So, who needs Blu-ray?



Actually I prefer to have a physical copy of games, music & films etc which I know I can backup, I don't think a bunch of 0s & 1s written to my HDD can be worth currency
 
 
+23 #5 ghelyar 2010-09-23 11:32
Quote:
we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay. So, who needs Blu-ray?



It's not Blu-ray quality, but if it was, anyone with less than a constant 50+ mbps Internet connection, which is almost everybody.
 
 
+8 #6 Warhead 2010-09-23 12:01
"640kb ought to be enough [memory] for anybody." Bill Gates in the 70's :D
 
 
+21 #7 Blacky 2010-09-23 13:04
It wouldn't be dead technology if the disks weren't so bloody expensive!
 
 
+13 #8 dtzy 2010-09-23 13:11
Any cd technology would be dead if we can all stream "instantly" full HD videos,,
 
 
+5 #9 thematrix606 2010-09-23 13:57
Quoting dtzy:
Any cd technology would be dead if we can all stream "instantly" full HD videos,,


Actually, using Steam, I can say that I never want to own any kind of disk reading drive in my PC again. It's pointless - keeping disks around, sorting them, backing up disks if they are scratched or old, etc. (Unless of course you're a collector, different story)

BTW, bittorrent-like technology can easily provide the streaming capabilities for HD movies with ease.

This is the first time in a long time that I would say that I have to agree with this guy.

And remember, getting fast internet is only a problem in the States, Europe/Asia has no such problems. You guys are WAY behind in most things. (Except military and democracy, it seems.)
 
 
+8 #10 Jaybot 2010-09-23 14:04
Microsoft: "The more the Industry implements download distribution the less problem we'll have with secondhand/resell market."
 

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