Unlike some major movie studios in recent days, it doesn't appear that Microsoft will jump the HD DVD ship quite yet.

A Reuters story stated that the software company would consider the Blu-Ray format, if that's what the consumers ultimately decided upon. Apparently, that was taken somewhat out of context.

Microsoft spoke with the gaming site Kotaku.com to clear up any discrepancies with that story, and here's what a Microsoft rep had to say.

"There was a critical element of our comments missing from the story -- Microsoft currently has no plans at this time to consider Blu-ray as an option. We continue to believe that HD DVD is the best optical solution for consumers, since it's the only format today that delivers quality experiences at affordable prices."

"While the article states that Microsoft might possibly look into Blu-ray, we just want to emphasize that there are no current plans to consider Blu-ray as an option. Microsoft continues to be dedicated to the HD DVD format and we don't want the Reuters article to mislead or suggest otherwise."