Hollywood director attacks Microsoft over HD-DVD strategy

Ben Parfitt
Despite the tremendous success of recent Hollywood flick Transformers on HD-DVD, the film’s director Michael Bay has lashed out at the format, claiming that the Xbox 360 platform holder wants both Toshiba’s HD-DVD and Sony’s Blu-Ray to fail so it can grow its own digital distribution plans,

Kotaku reports that speaking on an internet forum, Bay stated: "What you don't understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about.

"That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million cheques to studios just embrace the HD-DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu-Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth."

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