Earlier in the week, there were rumors that German gaming company Crytek had received a development kit from Microsoft for the next generation Xbox gaming console.
However, much to the disappointment of the Xbox and Crytek fan communities, the gaming firm announced in an exclusive statement to the technology website (opens in new tab) IGN (opens in new tab) that the reports of it having access to a development kit for the Xbox 360 successor is false.
Crytek also clarified that it was not aware of when the new Xbox console, dubbed Xbox 720, will be hitting the market.
Earlier reports suggested that the Xbox maker was planning to unveil the new gaming system at next year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo).
“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 said in its statement to IGN.
"Crytek is 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,” it added.
Microsoft is not currently willing to disclose anything regarding the availability or technical specs of the highly anticipated Xbox720.