Ballmer’s (still vague) admission of the company going the Blu-ray way came during a statement at the Mix08 conference:

"We’ve already been working on, for example, in Windows, device driver support for Blu-ray drives and the like, and I think the world moves on… Toshiba has moved on. We’ve moved on, and we’ll support Blu-ray in ways that make sense."

Ballmer chose to say nothing about any links between the Xbox 360 and Sony’s format. However, adding a Blu-ray drive to the console would be the the first thing coming to mind and the two companies are sure to have negiciations and development plans on their agenda.

All in all, this statement serves only to confirm what Stan Glasgow, Sony Electronics US president had stated last week: Sony, Microsoft and Apple have been talking about the adoption of Blu-ray.