You heard right, these are shots of the expansion to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, if not in the wild at least roaming about its padded enclosure. And enclosure is the right word, as it appears it will be little more than a standard 5.25-inch PC drive inside a 360-matching box. No HDMI output in sight, just USB and AC hookups, nothing direct to an HDTV. Has no one told Sony and Microsoft about ICT?

Still no word on price or specifics about the release date.

Hands on with the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive