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[IGN] Xbox 360 Getting Updated Disc Format

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Microsoft is beginning a new public preview for Xbox 360 users as they prepare for an updated Xbox 360 disc format.

Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hryb made the announcement this morning through his Major Nelson blog. "This is an important update as we continually strive to improve our products and we could not do so without the help of our great Xbox community," Hryb wrote. "As part of the preview program, you will receive a copy of Halo: Reach along with other possible rewards."
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I wonder what it will be.
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Bluray? lol
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Well, they could always use the dead HD-DVD format. The low availability would probably help deter pirates as well.
    
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lol what aren't they working on a new console??? why blow money on old tech?
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This is quite great! Not only can more content be fit onto one Disc, but texture streaming should benefit from the extra space on the disc.....
    
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lol what aren't they working on a new console??? why blow money on old tech?
Apparently this Gen is not expected to die for another 4-5 years.
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They could probably buy the tech for a steal as well.
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Huh... i doubt it'll catch on if people have to buy new drives. idk though...

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Well, they could always use the dead HD-DVD format. The low availability would probably help deter pirates as well.
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Is this for existing Xboxs? If so, this comment is unnecessary:

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Hryb told IGN in a separate e-mail this is not an update to Blu-ray discs, but could not provide any additional details at this time.
I'd like to see a DVD laser read a blu-ray disc.
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