360 HDD not Required
In an interview with Todd Holmdahl, Corporate Vice President of the Xbox Product Group at Microsoft, team XBOX found out some interesting things. I’ve broken up discussion of this interview into several posts so that there is one post per topic.
Mr. Holmdahl said that the removable hard disc drive on the 360 is not required to play games. So developers will no longer be able to count on the HDD’s existence when developing their games, much like the PS2 and PS3. This takes away one advantage that the Xbox platform had over the Playstation platform, which of course is a boon to Sony.