Ballmer: Microsoft supports Blu-ray

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 7 March 2008 12:24 GMT

Leaping monkey-man and Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the corp is now behind Blu-ray, following an FT interview last night with a Sony exec that said the same.

“We’ve already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on,” he said at the Mix08 Internet conference in Seattle. “Toshiba has moved on. We’ve moved on, and we’ll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense.”

The FT piece went as far as saying that a Blu-ray drive may be included in the Elite 360, or that Microsoft may release an add-on drive in the same vein as the now defunct HD-DVD 360 player.

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