Microsoft Tips New HD DVD Drive for Xbox 360, Retracts Tip

Mark Bennett, Microsoft Corporation's EMEA business development director for HD DVD, told a conference in London, UK, that the company would release a new version of its HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 game console in 2008 and also has "more plans" to "incorporate HD DVD into the PC platform in the future". Several hours later the software giant retracted its comments, claiming no update was planned.

The current HD DVD drive for Microsoft's Xbox 360 supports both dual-layer HD DVDs as well as HDi interactive capabilities. Could a new drive support triple-layer HD DVD media or perhaps, as farfetched as it may seem, gain support for Blu-ray discs?

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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