An Xbox One developer has taken to Reddit by the name of GhostofAce, to unveil the all shiny new as-close-to-retail-as-possible Xbox One console development kits.
When questioned about the validity because it was assumed dev kits were striped – “The zebra ones were also earlier devkits. We’ve gone through several revisions since the original alpha kit (giant server case) and the current one we have looks like the launch version,” said the anonymous developer.
Unlike the retail Xbox One consoles the white dev kit Xbox One does not feature the guide button icon as a power button, and instead is just a plain power button! Thank goodness Microsoft never chose to release a white Xbox One at retail because it just looks – WRONG!
Other Reddit users claimed it looked like a 3D Printed “Mock-Up”.
Have you all calmed down? Caught your breath? Worked out how many organs you’ll need to sell to then afford the new Xbox One? The answer to all 3 questions from me is yes. But whoa… what a day so far, right? Well let’s now talk about CryENGINE 3.
Videogame developer and publisher Crytek GmbH have spoken out and welcomed the unveiling of Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, reiterating that their CryENGINE 3 technology is equipped to start creating software for the system now. Take a read of the press release below and try not to keep screeching like a girl… I am failing at that.
Crytek recently became an officially licensed provider of middleware and tools for Xbox One, and will support the platform as well as equipping CryENGINE 3 licensees with the advanced toolset required to achieve their own games for the system.
“We offered assurances over two years ago that CryENGINE 3 was ready for the next generation of consoles, and time has revealed that promise to be true,” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek. “As developers begin to create new games for Xbox One, our technology and unparalleled support will ensure CryENGINE 3 users remain at the forefront of the industry now and well into the future.”
Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 is used by licensees around the world to create blockbuster hits and popular online games, and is the first all-in-one development solution that provides multi-award winning graphics, and all necessary game systems and tools, out of the box.