Xbox 360 Blu-ray drives on the way

According to Mr Steve Ballmer

Blu ray drives on the way to the Xbox 360 soon according to Steve Ballmer

The Microsoft Xbox 360 is soon set to get its own separate Blu-ray drives, according to comments made by the company's CEO Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft has, to date, shied away from embracing Blu-ray as a next-gen movie format, preferring instead to focus heavily on its digital download strategy.

However, that may all soon change, if comments made in a recent Gizmodo interview with Steve Ballmer are to be believed.

A 'woolly' confirmation

When asked if the Xbox 360 would be getting a Blu-ray drive anytime soon, Ballmer said: "Well I don't know if we need to put Blu-ray in there - you'll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories."

It is hardly an 'official' confirmation and all a little 'woolly' and Microsoft's PR army has been quick to issue 'no comments' when pressed on the matter.