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Microsoft Says No BD Drive for Xbox 360

13 May, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Microsoft has denied reports out of China's Economic Daily News publication that a Blu-ray Disc drive is in the works for the Xbox 360.

Earlier in May, the newspaper reported that Microsoft had tapped Pegatron Technology to manufacture Xbox 360s with internal Blu-ray drives, with the new gaming systems hitting stores in the fall.

“As we have stated, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360,” Microsoft told GamePro.com May 5. “Games are what drive consumers to purchase game consoles, and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available.”

Previously, only an HD DVD add-on drive was available for the Xbox 360, though it has been discontinued.

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