Posted on January 6, 2008, Chris 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.”