Posted Mon Jan 7, 2008 at 03:22 PM PST by Peter Bracke
With an eye toward merging the Blu-ray format's BD-Live capabilities with social networking, Fox touted the message "The Future is Blu, the Future is BD-Live" today at CES 2008.
Taking part in a Blu-ray interactivity conference held earlier today, Fox showcased a number of BD-Live features it plans to bring to Blu-ray in 2008, as well as hinting that the company's ownership of MySpace may play a part in expanding the networking possibilities of the format.
Fox VP Danny Kaye took the stage to show off various BD-Live-based interactive features the studio is currently developing, including the ability for users to store and retrieve information online via MySpace.
Kaye then showed how a user could download a picture from a site like MySpace, and "insert" it into a Blu-ray disc.
The exec also demonstrated the forthcoming "Alien vs. Predator vs. You" BD-Live interactive game, which can be played by multiple players across a network, and is set to be included in the forthcoming 2008 Blu-ray release of 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' (street date TBA).
"The whole idea is to extend the movie experience from two hours, to ten more hours of fun," said Kaye.
Fox was joined in the interactivity conference by Sony, which pushed its own BD-Live plans for 2008.
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