Microsoft has predicted that Blu-ray will be all but dead before it can become the leading disc format in the video games industry. UK Xbox boss Stephen McGill says the concept will just “pass by” before it can manage to make any impact.
I think people may have spoken about Xbox’s lack of a Blu-ray drive originally, but that’s long gone,” he told X360A. “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?”
Well, you’ll need something to match the power of Blu-ray, won’t you?