So HD DVD is almost a dead format now. But the formatwar is not over yet, not until Toshiba say it will pull the plug.
There have been many rumors the last couple of day. Engadget.com among others said that Toshiba will soon announce that day have lost the format war. The announcement may come this week.
And than there’s the rumor that Microsoft will have a Blu-ray player add-on for Xbox 360 as soon as May (source: Joystiq.com). The same rumors also says that the 360 will get a internal Blu-ray player. But we have to wait and see. Microsoft won’t say anything yet since they are commited to HD DVD.
GamescoreBlog.com posted this statement today:
“We do not believe the recent reports about HD DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace. As we’ve long stated, we believe it is games that sell consoles and Xbox 360 continues to have the largest next-gen games library with the most exclusives and best selling games in the industry. We will wait until we hear from Toshiba before announcing any specific plans around the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. HD DVD is one of the several ways we offer a high definition experience to consumers and we will continue to give consumers the choice to enjoy digital distribution of high definition movies and TV shows directly to their living room along with playback of the DVD movies they already own.”