Originally Posted by 1Kurgan1
I got to disagree, they would get paid for it. Xbox has been the most popular console (that isn't targeting casual gamers), and if that continues into the next generation, that could make for some good money, and also make an interesting situation with MS depending on Sony. If Sony declines and forces MS to come up with it's own media type, then the Xbox leads in sales again, all thats going to do is hurt Sony, and Bluray. Right now Bluray just doesn't have competition, and if they force M$ to give it some, that could be bad for them.
Microsoft will just buy the drives from LG, Pioneer, or Samsung (they have licenses to produce Bluray hardware). Microsoft was on the board that developed AACS (the Bluray DRM).
If Sony sues Microsoft over it, Sony will start another format war which will cost them a fortune. They know that and won't fight it because of that.