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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

Sony doesn't really "own" or control Blu ray. There are several members of the Blu ray consortium... Besides, Sony already uses Windows on their Vaio line of laptops, and Blu ray drives already work on Windows, so I don't see how Blu ray being in the next Xbox is some insurmountable obstacle.

They're part of the board of owners that each own a share of Blu Ray. The founders I mean.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

IIRC Sony owns the patent for Blu-Ray.

not sony alone.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

sony is one of the founders of blu ray, along with Matsu****a, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung.

Ah okay, I was very much misinformed, disregard what I said then... smile.gif
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I was under the impression that Sony has the right to license the technology to whoever they please (or don't please). They own the patent, don't they?
Otherwise you'd think that the XBox would've gotten a USB Blu-ray device after HD-DVD hit the tank...
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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is the industry consortium that develops and licenses Blu-ray Disc technology and is responsible for establishing format standards and promoting business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc. The BDA is divided into three levels of membership: the Board of Directors, Contributors, and General Members.[1]

The "Blu-ray Disc founder group" was started on May 20, 2002 by MIT and nine leading electronic companies: Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG (Lucky GoldStar) Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung.[2] In order to enable more companies to participate, it announced in May 2004 that it would form the Blu-ray Disc Association, which was inaugurated on October 4, 2004.

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If you want to help create industry standards, then you must play by the industry rules. This is basic macroeconomics.

Microsoft was never fully invested in a next-gen media format, that's the whole reason we didn't see HD DVD built into the Xbox 360, but existed as an expensive peripheral that didn't sell.

A Blu ray attachment would have been more expensive, suffered lackluster sales, and would have conflicted with the digital distribution platforms that Microsoft launched, all at a time where DVDs were still outselling Blu Ray discs 2000:1. Not to mention, Blu Ray has shown no advantage over DVD for gaming. In fact, most console ports look and play better on Xbox 360.

There was and is still very little incentive to have Blu ray.
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It seems PC and console is merging ever so close. I can't wait for the next generation of gaming. I'm sick of Xbox ports
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Moving away from OpenGL i see. This will be interesting.

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Impatiently waiting for more leaks, waiting to see if either Xbox 720 or PS4 will use an APU smile.gif
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Sony and Microsoft work together so often I really wish they would have made this generation a joint venture. Then you could have Nintendo for younger kids and PS/XBOX for older gamers. Call it the Play Station Xbox 1
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I'm not sure anyone in this thread knows what a console port is exactly. I have a link about console ports in my sig if you'd like to learn more about them.
Anyway, it would make sense for Sony to use DirectX if they want development to be easier and faster, and just because they're using DirectX doesn't mean they're catering to Microsoft, it really doesn't benefit Microsoft all that much. I'm curious if Sony will need to pay some kind of licensing fee to use DirectX? I know in PC games that isn't the case as it is built into the OS, but if Sony has its own OS then maybe it would cost something to use it. Regardless, Sony would recuperate those costs if Microsoft uses Blu-ray in their next Xbox.

But I thought Sony didn't create Blu-Ray, I know they had something to do with it's creation, but it was the co-operative work of many different companies/organizations, right?
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