Microsoft Denies Report it is Killing Off Xbox One's Ability to Double as a 'Dev Kit'

July 9, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Microsoft has denied a report coming from Digital Spy claiming that the company planned on canning the Xbox One's ability to double as a development kit for developers who want to create games for Xbox One. The report is based on comments made by the Xbox Advanced Technology Group's Martin Fuller, who said the company has no plans to implement the previously announced feature.

"We were in the early stages of Xbox One looking at the idea of a retail kit that could be turned into a development kit, and vice versa," Fuller reportedly said at the Develop conference in Brighton. "In the end, although that was a very admirable goal, it hasn't happened unfortunately. Can't tell you the specifics of exactly why not."

A Microsoft spokesperson later denied Fuller's comments at Develop, calling them "inaccurate."

"The comments today were inaccurate," the spokesperson said. "We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solutions for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share more details at a later date."

Did Fuller misspeak during his presentation as Microsoft says or did he let a cat out of a bag?

We're not sure, but Microsoft seems adamant that his statement about Xbox One doubling as a dev kit is false.

Source: CVG


 
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