Now that Nintendo has revealed its plans to jump into the next-generation with a successor to the Wii, will Microsoft and Sony follow suit? A report earlier today from Develop says that not only is Microsoft working on the next Xbox console, it’s already in the hands of developer Electronic Arts.
But EA says that’s not true at all.
Develop’s report cited a “senior, trusted, well-placed source” who claimed that the successor to the Xbox 360 is real and sitting on the desks of an “unnamed Electronic Arts studio” in its non-finalised hardware form. Speculation by that source pointed to a “late 2012” launch for Microsoft’s next-gen console.
Reached for comment, EA categorically denied the report. “This story is a total fabrication – 100 percent not true,” said EA spokesman Jeff Brown in a statement to Kotaku.