By Quintin Smith
Xbox developers in talks with Sony over adding Blu-Ray technology to Microsoft console
Following the market failure of the Xbox 360's HD-DVD drive, Microsoft is currently in talks with Sony about adding Blu-Ray technology to their videogames console.
It's unknown at this point whether Microsoft intends to start producing high-end variants of the 360 with a Blu-Ray drive built in, or to sell it as an add-on unit as they did with the HD-DVD drive.
Microsoft is currently pushing HD content on its console, with HD movies available for download via their online Xbox Live service. Sony is readying a similar digital download service for the PS3.
US Sony President Stan Glasgow has stated that he expects the cost of Blu-Ray players, currently retailing at $399, to fall to $300 by the end of 2008 and to around $200 by the end of 2009.
A price drop such as this would be consistent with that of DVD players back in 1999.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.