Posted on January 6, 2008,

Microsoft Outright Denies Integrated HD DVD in 360


The keynote tonight from Bill Gates is bound to have some sort of big announcement, but Microsoft has emphatically denied that Microsoft is planning an Xbox 360 with an HD DVD drive built-in, as the Xbox Ultimate rumor would have you believe. Microsoft has denied plans to do such a thing in the past, but with the wave of recent rumors, felt compelled to do so once again.

“We have reiterated multiple times since launching the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player that we have no plans to integrate an HD-DVD player in to the Xbox 360,” a spokesman said. “We feel that offering the drive externally is the best way to give consumers the ultimate choice to create their own high-definition experiences.”

I doubt we’ll see this rumor surface again after the recent exclusive acquisitions that Blu-ray has made, so let’s finally put this one to rest, shall we?

via Eurogamer

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6 Comments on Microsoft Outright Denies Integrated HD DVD in 360


On January 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Oh, it’s coming, and I’ll make it.

Ok, I won’t because I’m too poor to buy either an xbox or the hddvd drive…

but admit it people, it is technically possible to do it yourself..


On January 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

With overheating issues, I’m not sure if I’d want any kind of high definition player inside my 360. I’ve never been one to use consoles to watch movies anyway. I use my consoles to play games and my DVD payers, etc to watch movies. It’s really cheaper in the long-run to avoid running your systems into the ground with movie watching.


On January 6, 2008 at 9:20 pm

That seals it, MS will announce exiting the console market due to the HD DVD debacle and Sony taking 2nd place in the console war. Leave the consoles up to the pros M$, and go away.

Mud is an idiot

On January 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

LOL What kind of drug are you taking mud??


On January 7, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I wonder if the Xbox360 will have a BluRay player as an option now that HD-DVD is all but dead???


On January 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Actually, I was bored and posing as a Sony fanboy to see what the reaction would be, sarcasm is fun!