Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Third Gen XBOX May Premiere At E3 2012 | Gaming

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

VideoGamer.com claims that at this years E3, Crytek was debuting next gen tech behind closed doors. Which may put Microsoft in a position to announce the successor to the Xbox 360 at E3 2012, and Crytek is  developing a new TimeSplitters game for the next generation of consoles.

Specs have yet be revealed, but Crytek is using Microsoft's DirectX 11 as the current basis for next-generation development. Tessellation, multithreaded rendering, and compute shaders are the three headlining features for DirectX 11.

The Crysis 2 developer says that Microsoft will announce the existence of a new Xbox within the next 12 months, hinting that an E3 2012 reveal is likely. Crytek believes that Microsoft will announce and launch its new machine ahead of rival Sony, though the developer is also investing resources into next-generation PlayStation development.

Both Microsoft and Crytek declined to comment.

What does this mean for Halo 4, then, which was stated as an Xbox 360 game during its E3 2011 reveal? It means Master Chief will still be no more awesome then the Doom 3 guy.

Crytek has also recently announced that the CryEngine will support Nintendo's upcoming Wii U hardware. "Crytek's support for Wii U is definitely going to happen," said CEO Cevat Yerli.

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