Blu-ray will be "passed by" says Microsoft

"Who needs Blu-ray?" says UK Xbox boss

Microsoft continues anti-Blu-ray stance despite concerns over game sizes.

Microsoft isn’t shy of sharing its thoughts on Blu-ray, and its latest musings are the clearest indication yet that it wants nothing to do with Sony’s HD format.

Speaking to Xbox360Achievements, the console’s UK chief Stephen McGill said, “Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format. People have moved through from DVDs to digital downloads and digital streaming, so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay. So, who needs Blu-ray?”

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McGill was responding to questions about whether burgeoning game sizes would lead to Microsoft ditching DVDs for higher capacity Blu-rays. And while he says such worries are “long gone”, others in the gaming industry have shared their concern that Xbox 360 games may need to be spread over multiple discs in the future.

Still, McGill’s comments are a pretty comprehensive smack-down of Sony’s format. Is he right? Or is Blu-ray really the way to go? Let us know what you think on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via Xbox360Achievements