Originally Posted by bd2003
I'm thinking MS is going for the same thing. They can get the high capacity without supporting Sony's physical media. Which they want you to forget exists anyway. Even if they do go with BD, there's no guarantee they go with the 100GB+ BDXL drives, so there could still be a storage disparity.
They'd still be supporting them in licensing fee's, just not larger fee's that include movie playback. MS already "supports" them in licensing fees on their DVD drive anyhow, but people don't seem to be up in arms over that.
Companies don't care about this kind of crap, unless they have a dog in the fight like MS did with HDDVD. MS planned to win the next gen format war, and would have included it in this next console. Now that it's dead, if adding a BD drive with movie playback means more revenue than it's costs, they'll do it and be perfectly happy with letting the fanboys find a way to explain it away. Sony did the same with controller rumble, once the lawsuit allowed them. If it makes them money and is a plus to consumers, they'll do it.