Microsoft confirms Blu-ray support for Windows

blu ray windowsMicrosoft had high hopes for its HD DVD player but later lost out to Sony’s rival Blu-ray format. Things have changed dramatically over the past month and Microsoft is taking steps to go with the flow.

Microsoft now says it will develop compatibility software that will allow native support for Blu-ray drives on Windows.

Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer said, "We’ve already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like." He then continued and cryptically said that Microsoft was "going to support Blu-ray in ways that are important."

Could his remarks be the first signs that Microsoft is finally admitting that Blu-ray support for the Xbox 360 is near? Up till now, Microsoft has denied all reports of ever doing such a thing.

"I think the world moves on. Toshiba has moved on. We’ve moved on. We’ll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense. Today, I think it is actually pretty important to have some kind of drive (that supports HD content)."

Hang in there folks. It looks like we’ll be seeing Blu-ray on the Xbox 360 soon.

[via informationweek]


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