Do Ubisoft & EA Already Have Dev Kits?
Grab a handful of salt and a tequila to wash it down with, because it's rumour time again. EDGE Magazine has heard from an anonymous source who claims that Ubisoft Montreal and EA are already in possession of primitive dev kits for the next generation Xbox. These "target boxes" are essentially PC cases with similar hardware configurations - and according to the report, full dev kits will be released to other studios by Christmas. A bespoke AMD GPU has been heavily tipped by multiple sites and sources.
This ties in an earlier uncorroborated rumour from French gaming site Xboxygen, which that the next-gen Xbox is slated for a CES 2012 reveal and late 2012 launch, as well as the leaked Microsoft resumes from last month. Speculation abounds, and it will be interesting to see if the next Xbox manages to completely steal the Wii U's thunder.
Another EDGE Magazine source also suggests that a Sony internal studio has begun game development for the PS3's successor.