Microsoft Corp., the developer of the popular Xbox 360 game console and the backer of HD DVD standard, said in an interview that it would detail its external HD DVD disc drive for the latest gaming machine at E3 trade-show in San Francisco, California next month.
In an interview with German Spiegel Online web-site Chris Lewis, vice president of the home and entertainment division for Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region said that the company would unveil some new details concerning the already announced external HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. He said that with the help of the drive users will be able to watch HD DVD movies and, probably, have some other benefits.
“We’ll say a little bit more about it at E3. It will give people access to HD DVD. […] We will make sure that the HD-DVD-peripheral device will meet all the requirements for consumers to enjoy high-definition DVD playback,” said Mr. Lewis.