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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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