Peter Moore has brought us some information on the external HD-DVD drive for Xbox 360 Â– The external HD-DVD drive for Xbox 360 will only serve as a HD-DVD movie player add-on.
“Right now it’s focused purely on movie playback. Think of the drive as something that lets you play high-definition movies on the Xbox 360.” The external drive will function as an alternative to purchasing a separate HD-DVD playback device: “If you want to watch HD-DVD movies and if you own an Xbox 360, there will be no reason for you to go out and buy another player.”
Very disappointing. We hope Microsoft change its mind later and enables other features via the external drive. That would be a real boost to the game volume and enable the game developers to do more amazing jobs (pre-rendered graphic excluded XD).