Crytek Says It Has No ‘Xbox 720’ And Doesn’t Know What You’re Talking About

Crytek Says It Has No ‘Xbox 720’ And Doesn’t Know What You’re Talking About

Crytek officially denied it has any “Xbox 720” or any kind of next-generation hardware from Microsoft, putting the kibosh on a rumour that, for the second time in as many months, said the 360’s successor was coming soon.

The studio, alleged to be building another TimeSplitters with the unit, sent this statement to IGN:

Relating to the recent rumours, Crytek do not have any next generation hardware from Microsoft, nor do we know when Microsoft may announce future hardware or what that hardware will entail.

Crytek are working at pushing the boundaries of what current technology can bring, including our focus on DX11 which will be released shortly as an update for Crysis 2, and we believe this work, added to our estimations of what the new hardware will provide, set up CryENGINE as a next generation engine for all consoles.

Yeah, well, they didn’t deny they were making another TimeSplitters!

In May, gossip went around that Electronic Arts was also in possession of said next-gen machine, something the company immediately denied in a statement. Industry sources have speculated that Microsoft and Sony are probably targeting 2014 for the release of their next consoles.

Crytek Denies Next Xbox Development [IGN]


  • Always the same ol corporate jargon, that ive heard since the stone age – like this years E3 (WOW HALO4 *joke*)

  • Guarantee MS have already been developing the next Xbox for at least a couple of years (and Sony theirs) and it wouldnt surprise me at all if devs already had kits. Of course theyre going to say they dont.
    The next gen of consoles will be released in about two years. You think MS and Sony will only give devs a few months to make games for it?

  • Of course… if Microsoft had given them a specs list, and they’d built it themselves tis would be technically true.

    Also, I’m glad to see Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf found work after he left Saddam Hussians employ.

  • if nintendo kept their next gen console secret for so long (obviously working on it for a number of years) whos to say MS and Sony wont do the same and surprise us next year saying 2013 release?

    imo, halo 4 will be a new release on the next gen MS console. so that puts it end of 2012.
    sure i might be pushing it a bit, but it honestly, would not surprise me.

    bit surprise on a console, coming out of nowhere, true next gen (not this wii u catch up crap) will be very exciting.

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