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When will PC's start playing games off blue ray disks

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June 11, 2014 2:28:44 PM

I am building a gaming PC.
I was wondering if it would be better to get an optical drive that can play blue ray in case PC games start using blue ray disks in the near future.
When is this likely to happen?
Would you recommend an optical drive that supports blue ray?
June 11, 2014 2:33:25 PM

Blu ray has been out how long now? They arent going that way
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June 11, 2014 2:33:28 PM

jkarateking said:
I am building a gaming PC.
I was wondering if it would be better to get an optical drive that can play blue ray in case PC games start using blue ray disks in the near future.
When is this likely to happen?
Would you recommend an optical drive that supports blue ray?


I dont think pc games will use blue-ray anytime in the near future, if at all. It's all about cloud storage now, Steam games are not sold on discs are they? (atleast to my knowledge they're not) and with faster internet speeds and more people using it than ever, even if games do make a transition from optical to blue-ray, you would not be at a disadvantage, because online purchasing and downloading will still be the norm. just get a normal optical drive (any cheap one will do)
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June 11, 2014 2:59:17 PM

jkarateking said:
I am building a gaming PC.
I was wondering if it would be better to get an optical drive that can play blue ray in case PC games start using blue ray disks in the near future.
When is this likely to happen?
Would you recommend an optical drive that supports blue ray?


They most likely won't. Sony has pretty firm licensing on blu-ray, preventing people from adopting it on a mainstream level. Most games are going digital as well. Even though many Steam games are still available on disk, disk releases are getting less common.

I would recommend an optical drive that supports blu-ray for watching movies - that's all.
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