Major Nelson: No plans for Blu-Ray on Xbox 360

Major Nelson Rejects Rumors of Blu-ray on Xbox 360

Major Nelson has cleared the air in reference to a blu-ray add on for the Xbox 360. The Blu-ray Xbox 360 saga which has been going on for some time now took another twist yesterday when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, during an interview with Gizmodo, was asked about Blu-Ray and the Xbox 360. Ballmer said “Well I don’t know if we need to put Blu-ray in there—you’ll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories.”
Major Nelson has now come out and reaffirmed the statement made by Steve Ballmer, he writes on his blog
“Steve was referring to Blu-Ray accessories for the PC. As we have said in the past, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360. In fact, the future of home entertainment starts very soon when Xbox 360 becomes the first and only console to offer instant-on 1080p streaming HD movies. With a library of thousands of TV shows and movies to choose from, Xbox 360 owners can instantly watch the movies they want, when they want, in the highest form of high definition.”

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Major Nelson on the left and Steve Ballmer