EA: 'We don't have new Xbox dev kits'

EA: 'We don't have new Xbox dev kits'
Michael French

By Michael French

May 7th 2011 at 7:24AM

Publisher rebuffs our report that it's making content for next-generation games hardware

Yesterday Develop broke news that a new Xbox dev kit has rolled out to developers.

Our source, as well as pinpointing key details of the kits' content, said that the unit had been seen at EA and could even be talked up at E3 to 'steal Wii 2's thunder'.

EA, despite originally declining to comment, has since distanced itself from the claim report.

"This story is a total fabrication – 100 percent not true," EA vice president of communications Jeff Brown has this evening told other sites.

But just because EA is denying it has devkits (which of course the company is duty bound to do anyway if it has taken receipt of cutting edge prototypes under licensee NDA), doesn't mean they aren't real.

Our source is insistent that, regardless of whoever has possession of it, the prototype unit is real.

So who does have a next-gen Xbox devkit?