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.