Bill Gates commented in June that the Xbox 360 might be upgraded in the future with an HD-DVD drive, something that would technically allow the system to run games off the higher capacity discs. However, [Microsoft Japan's Xbox operations chief Yoshihiro Maruyama] indicated in the [Famitsu Xbox] interview that the disc format would only be used for movies, and not for gaming purposes.
"It’s a possibility, but it won’t have any relationship to gaming," Maruyama is quoted as saying. "If the Xbox 360 uses a next-generation DVD drive in the future, it will only be used for watching movies that run on next-generation DVDs. The format for games will remain as [standard] DVD. That’s not going to change."
Published in: Games Consoles on 2005-11-01