The legend of the Xbox 360's Blu-ray drive - a legend born of the death of HD DVD - appears to be becoming more of a reality if a report in China's Economic Daily News
is to be believed.
A report in Digitimes in April
indicated that Lite-On would "begin shipping the drives to Microsoft in the latter half of 2008".
The EDN story states that such a drive "is expected to begin shipping the third quarter, to attack the second half of the consumer electronics business season".
It further states (in translation) that, "Microsoft has commissioned the CD-ROM drive maker Lite-On Technology, from the development of the Xbox 360 Blu-ray optical drive".
It's likely that this drive will, like the benighted HD DVD version, be an external addition.Source: EDN"Legend: A non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical"