Microsoft 'moving on' after HD DVD breakup
At Mix '08, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer confirms that his company is looking at supporting Blu-ray disc.
The Xbox maker seems to have gotten over HD DVD rather quickly.
Just a few weeks after the Blu-ray Disc Association unequivocally won the high-definition video format war, and Microsoftfor the Xbox 360, Microsoft says it's already trying to figure out the best way to align itself with Blu-ray.
"We've already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the Mix '08 conference in Las Vegas, according to GamesIndustry.biz.
"Toshiba. We've moved on, and we'll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense," he said.
Ballmer's comment squares with remarks Sony Electronics President made Wednesday night to a gathering of reporters in San Francisco, when he said thatwith a number of partners, including Microsoft, about incorporating Blu-ray into their products. Glasgow said an Xbox 360 console with Blu-ray was certainly "a possibility."
Though Glasgow didn't specify whether that meant an internal drive or a detachable one like the HD DVD version, the Financial Times cited an unnamed senior executive Thursday saying that Microsoft is.