"We've said [to developers], 'Hey look, don't bank on the hard drive always being there'. There may be a scenario in the future where we don't want to have a hard drive, and in that case, we have to make sure that the games that you've created are accessible to the broadest possible audience."
Currently, though, the official line seems to be that the Xbox 360 will ship with a hard drive as part of its basic specification, but the drive remains a removable module which can be taken out of the machine by the end user.
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