Microsoft's CEO, Steve Balmer has confirmed that Microsoft will support Sony's Blu-ray high-definition disc format.
Speaking in Las Vegas yesterday, Ballmer stated:
"We've already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on. Toshiba has moved on. We've moved on, and we'll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense."*
That's a relief, as a nonsense Blu-ray device in Microsoft products would... make no sense. Much like the apparent lack of communication within the Microsoft camp. In London this week, Microsoft responded to a Financial Times'
question regarding the company's dialogue with Sony over Blu-ray. According to the FT
, Sony Electronics (US) CEO, Stan Glasgow
, confirmed that Microsoft and Sony are in talks over a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360.
Microsoft, then (Thursday) had different ideas, stating, "We have made no such announcement. Games are what are driving consumers to purchase game consoles and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available."
We await the drive with more breath bated.* Source: SeattlePI