The Active Network
ActiveWin Anonymous | Create a User | Reviews | News | Forums | Advertise | Career Portal | Users Online: 222  
 

  *  

  What’s in the Next Xbox? Blu-ray, ‘Always Online’ Requirement Claims Site
Time: 11:57 EST/16:57 GMT | News Source: Time Magazine | Posted By: Robert Stein

It sounds like nonsense because it probably is: an Xbox with a Blu-ray drive? But that¡¯s what VG247¡äs claiming, that the next Xbox ¡ª they¡¯re dubbing it the Xbox 720, which you can bet is precisely what Microsoft won¡¯t call whatever¡¯s next ¡ª will include rival Sony¡¯s Blu-ray technology, countering a still-more-plausible report by MCV in early March that the next Xbox will do away with optical media entirely. Also: The new system will debut holiday 2013. The Blu-ray claim doesn¡¯t add up, not with high-definition video rentals and purchases moving online as well as all the hypothetical proprietary large-scale optical storage solutions Microsoft could turn to, if it¡¯s trying to sidestep a mega-download size and storage capacity bullet. Why would Microsoft pursue a sunsetting format and bring rival Sony into the next Xbox¡¯s revenue fold with license fees? It makes no sense.

Write Comment
Return to News

  Displaying Comments 1 through 0 of 0
  The time now is 10:52:25 PM ET.
Any comment problems? E-mail us

Be the first to write a comment on this story!


Write Comment
Return to News
  Displaying Comments 1 through 0 of 0
  The time now is 10:52:25 PM ET.
Any comment problems? E-mail us
Please Enter Your User name and password:

Or Sign Up For A New User Name

 

  *  
  *   *