The 360-getting-Blu-ray rumour mill has been one of the more productive during the format war, and it's no surprise that now HD DVD is dead as the proverbial, the rumours begin again.

The sources are fairly solid though - The FT reports that Sony is in talks with console rival Microsoft about offering a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, something they've heard from "a senior executive" - American Sony president Stan Glasgow, in fact.

Glasgow, has apparently said the two sides were now talking about Microsoft adopting Blu-ray for their gaming console.

It's not clear if the discussed Blu-ray drive would be incorporated into the hardware, or be offered as an add-on the way the HD DVD drive was.

When asked to comment by The FT, Microsoft said: "We have made no such announcement. Games are what are driving consumers to purchase game consoles and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available".