2Old2Play has posted an article with some early
coverage from the 2006 Tokyo Game Show. According to an announcement made early
this morning, Microsoft's XBOX 360 game console will receive a dashboard update
this year to enable 1080p support.
The forthcoming dashboard update will enable support for 1080p (1920x1080)
resolution; however, the current lack of an HDMI cable for the XBOX 360 means
this resolution will only be supported over component and VGA. Existing games
and DVDs will be able to take advantage of this resolution through the
upscaling feature of the XBOX 360, but no "native 1080p content" has
been prepared for release as of yet.
With the advent of the HD DVD add-on drive and the rumors of a new XBOX
360 with an internal HD DVD drive, the update to include 1080p support may
be part of the "surprise" Microsoft claimed was in store to counter
Sony's PlayStation 3, scheduled to launch in Japan on November 11 (November 17
for North America).