HD DVD Xbox 360 binned because Warner switched to Blu-ray?

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A new rumour/conspiracy doing the rounds is that the Xbox 360 Ultimate (the one with the rumoured HD-DVD drive) was cancelled at the last minute due to Warner’s Blu-Ray statement.

In fact, I’d bet money that Microsoft’s much-rumoured HD DVD-enabled Xbox 360 was one of the deals on offer to tempt Warner to support HD DVD exclusively in a “you support our format, we’ll send out a few million more players over the next year” kind of deal.

Personally I think that is rubbish and the Ultimate was never even considered.

In related Blu-Ray / HD-DVD news however it looks like the war may be well and truly finished. It appears that Paramount has a get out clause in it’s HD-DVD exclusivity that states if Warner Bros goes Blu-Ray exclusive so will they.

If this is true then the format war is over and we have a winner.

Last Updated: January 8, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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