Microsoft not looking to add Blu-ray to Xbox 360

xbox360 Microsoft says a lot of things, the most recent being that “Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,” according to Xbox 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg. He then went on to say, “We’re the only console offering digital distribution of entertainment content.”

So that leaves us with the possible inclusion of Blu-ray down the road or a possible decision to skip Blu-ray altogether and focus solely on downloadable HD content.

Show of hands; who wants a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360 and who’s fine with just downloading stuff instead? I vote for downloads, but that’s just me. Plus, I suppose if there was a Blu-ray drive, it wouldn’t mean the end of downloadable content. The two could co-exist like the Sneetches and the more pompous Star-Belly Sneetches.

Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360 [Reuters]