Microsoft denies HD-DVD Xbox 360

Jan 7, 2008

There's promise of "important" Xbox news from Bill Gates' appearance at next week's CES in Las Vegas, but despite the rumours it looks like a HD-DVD enabled Xbox 360 won't be revealed at the Sin City electronics show.

Taking a sharp detour from its "we don't comment on rumours" policy, one Microsoft spokesperson said, "we have reiterated multiple times since launching the Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player that we have no plans to integrate an HD-DVD player in to the Xbox 360," in an interview with Gamespot.

"We feel that offering the drive externally is the best way to give consumers the ultimate choice to create their own high-definition experiences."

It's a bit confusing then exactly what Bill's going to reveal in tomorrow's speech, though if it does turn out to be nothing to do with HD-DVD it'll probably save Microsoft some embarrassment following Warner Brother's defect to Blu-Ray.

We'll let you know what Gates has to say as it happens tomorrow.

Courtesy of CVG.