Larry Hyrb also known as Xbox Live’s Major Nelson posted on his blog today that Microsoft is opening up their next system update to the public. Microsoft has created an application for for Xbox 360 owners to sign up for an opportunity to preview the next update to their gaming console. According to Major Nelson they are looking at a new disc format for the Xbox 360.
Those chosen to participate in the preview will receive a copy of Halo: Reach along with other possible rewards. He says they are looking for multiple thousands of participants and the preview is only open to those living in the US. Xbox Live Gold members will be given priority but Xbox Live Silver members are welcome to sign up for a chance to be a part of the preview.
Users participating in the update will still be able to use all of the normal features of Xbox Live such as chatting with friends or joining a party.
No further details were offered about the new disc format, what it might bring to the console or when it would be released to the public. The trials are scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks which will hopefully lead Microsoft to divulge a little more information about their new discs.