reports that the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) would happily have Microsoft join its family and that "any company willing to join [and adopt Blu-ray] would be welcome", despite Microsoft being so anti Blu-ray in the past.
"Already games such as Metal Gear Solid 4 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are pushing the limits of the Blu-ray 50GB discs," said Graham Heaton, CEO of BDA Europe. "The infrastructure for broadband throughout the world varies greatly and is a long way from being able to support the downloading and streaming of 50GB games in a consumer friendly format. It will be a very long time before this changes, so Blu-ray is in a ideal position to ensure that the best games are available to all gamers."
True that, we know broadband issues better than anyone. Of course, that's just the BDA offering Microsoft an in, it's still pretty unlikely they'd ever go down that route. Shame though.