Warner Bros. Entertainment announced yesterday that it will stop producing films on the HD-DVD format and move to Blu-Ray, citing strong customer demand for Blu-Ray. Warner was releasing it’s titles on both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Universal and Paramount are the only studios release their titles on HD-DVD. Questions remain: How much money (if any) did Blu-ray offer Warner Bros for the Blu-Ray exclusivity and will we look back on this as the start of the end for HD-DVD? Answer to second question: yes.
UPDATE: Gizmodo has an interview with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Kevin Tsujihara that sums up what everyone in the tech world has been saying about the format wars: wait ’till a format emerges.