Lite-On developing Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360?
DigiTimes is reporting that according to industry sources Lite-On is developing a Blu-ray drive for Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
The drives, according to the sources, will begin shipping to Microsoft in the second half of this year.
Some view Blu-ray as a stop-gap technology between DVD and downloadable HD content, but considering the penetration that Blu-ray already has if Microsoft sees its adoption continue to rise there’s no reason why they shouldn’t at the very least strongly consider adding a new SKU with a built-in Blu-ray drive and maybe an add-on drive for existing owners.
Downloadable content is great and I use it all the time, but there’s still a place for physical media in the market just like there’s still a place for paper in the workplace.
The paperless office and disc-free entertainment center sound great in theory, but in some ways it’s just not very practical…at last not yet.