The PS3 needs it, Hollywood needs it, Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic, LG, and Sony need it. Also, the Xbox 360 could use some more space, too.
Microsoft has always been a strong critic of Blu-ray, saying things like the format will be extinct before it gets time to catch on and things of that nature.
But is that so? It’s been over 5 years since Blu-ray debuted, and its popularity has only grown with the advancement of time. So what’s Microsoft stance on the format now, you ask? According to the giant’s UK boss, Stephen McGill, “who needs Blu-ray”.
“I think people may have spoken about [Xbox's lack of a Blu-ray drive] originally, but that’s long gone,” he told XboxAchievements.
Adding: “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?”
This comes after Capcom spoke openly of the Xbox 360′s DVD format limitations, saying it limits developer creativity.