Xbone Xbox One is hitting U.S. shelves on November 22nd, just a few week after the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4, which is scheduled for November 14th. Learning from the Xbox 360 HD-DVD debacle of the mid-2000’s, Microsoft has decided to throw a Blu-ray player in the new Xbone.
That’s good news for prospective Xbox One owners, but here’s something that’s not; 3D Blu-ray discs will not be supported. Not for now, at least, according to CNET. Microsoft could bring 3D Blu-ray support in the future, but it will not be supported out of the box.
This probably isn’t a big deal to some, as 3-D TV’s aren’t that widespread yet. While the technology is definitely getting cheaper and more widespread, the glasses required to experience 3D are still pretty pricey. Very few games utilizing 3D have been released so far, but the technology could very well become important in the near future.
Currently, Sony’s PS3 supports 3D games and movies, and the PS4 is expected to as well. Sony made mention of supporting 3D games in their recently released Ultimate PS4 FAQ, but does not clarify if 3D Blu-ray discs are supported. We will know soon after the console’s November 15th launch.
If Microsoft deems it necessary, they will update in the future, supposedly. Are you bummed out by this news? Let us know in the comments.