MS Sees Blu-ray as a Passing Trend

By Kenneth Richardson

September 22, 2010

People have been harping on and on about the Blu-ray disc and Microsoft’s refusal to implement it within the Xbox 360. We finally have some information as to why. When asked about the format in a recent interview with Xbox360Achievements, UK executive Stephen McGill replied:

I think people may have spoken about that originally, but that’s long gone. I think people now recognise what a smart decision it was to keep the pricing low, and actually 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?

While I can definitely get behind keeping pricing low, don’t new PS3 titles and those of the Xbox 360 cost the same amount? Unless they meant keeping their own costs down…

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Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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