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Microsoft Says No Updated HD DVD Xbox 360 Add-on

21 Sep, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

The current HD DVD add-on to Xbox 360

Microsoft will not be releasing an updated HD DVD add-on to its Xbox 360 in 2008, according to Personal Computer World.

The magazine first reported the updated add-on on its Web site Sept. 20 while covering a Microsoft event in London. Reporter Clive Akass wrote on Sept. 21 that Microsoft was denying the add-on was a reality.

“A Microsoft spokesperson also told me this morning that there will be no plans to incorporate HD DVD into the PC platform in the future,” Akass wrote. “He may have said something he didn't mean to, but Mark Bennett, business development director for HD DVD at Microsoft Europe, told me there would be a new HD DVD drive in 2008 when I pressed him about the dominance of Blu-ray in the market.

“Bennett wouldn't go into details and I have no idea what kind of drive might be on the horizon, since it could be new [colors], a slimmer redesign or internal changes to support upcoming triple layer HD DVDs.”

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