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Michael Bay Accuses Microsoft of Sabbotaging HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc
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Thursday, 06 December 2007 10:40

"Transformers" director expresses conspiracy theory against Microsoft

 Marcus Yam (Blog) - December 5, 2007 4:12 PM

Michael Bay has always been a big Hollywood director, but following his smash hit Transformers, Bay himself transformed into a high-definition controversy mogul.

Responding to a question posted on Michael Bay’s official web forums asking once again why Transformers was released only on HD DVD and not Blu-ray Disc, Bay expressed his believe that Microsoft is behind a scheme to sabotage both high-definition disc formats. Mind you, Microsoft is one of the pioneers and largest backers of HD DVD.

“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,” wrote Bay. “That is the dirty secret no one is talking about.”

Paramount, the studio behind Transformers, and DreamWorks signed an exclusive HD DVD agreement on August 20, thus ending support for Blu-ray Disc for those two companies. According to numerous reports, the deal to secure the allegiance of Paramount and DreamWorks was in the neighbourhood of $150 million, which the Hollywood director takes issue with.... More

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