Microsoft has denied that it plans to integrate Blu-ray high-definition DVD drives into its Xbox 360 game console.
Rumors havethat Microsoft was considering a Blu-ray replacement for the Xbox's now-discontinued external HD DVD drive.
Last week, the Financial Times, citing an unnamed senior executive, reported that Sony and Microsoft were in talks to integrate Blu-ray into the game system.
Not so, says a Microsoft executive. "Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience," Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, told Reuters on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that Toshiba will likely take athis year, stemming from its decision to abandon the HD DVD format.