CVG is reporting that that Toshiba and Samsung have won a contract to build an external drive, just like the HD–DVD one which you could snag until Tosh's hi–def company went belly up earlier this year.
Cost–wise, we're looking at about $150 in the US, so expect it cost around £100 here in the UK. Microsoft could even announce the new addition for Christmas, although our money's on it being shown off at the big gadget showdown at CES next January.
As ever, stay tuned for more news as we get it.
Blu–Ray drive for Xbox 360
On sale: TBA