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Rumours abound that Microsoft is set to announce a Blu-ray drive for its Xbox 360 console. To add to the intrigue it's suggested that Toshiba and Samsung will be working together to build it

Remember HD-DVD? Remember the format war? Well of course the likes of Microsoft and Toshiba were firmly on the losing side, and as a result the Xbox 360 was given a rather poor external HD-DVD drive – this could be about to change.

The Internet is now awash with rumours that Microsoft will bite the bullet and release a Blu-ray drive for its Xbox 360 console.

'Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp.' is said to have won the contract to build the device, which begs the question, will Toshiba now be making Blu-ray players? Naturally we're trying to get a comment from Toshiba...

With Christmas looming, and the big CES Show in Las Vegas in January next year, could it be that this is the big announcement that Microsoft has up its sleeve?

More after the break

Perhaps the growing momentum of the PS3, as a games machine and a Blu-ray player, is finally going to force the powers that be at Microsoft to act... We shall see.