Crytek denies it has any knowledge of Xbox 720 rumored last week

One of the big announcements at E3 this month was the unveiled of the Wii U next-generation console from Nintendo. We all know that often when one major gaming company unveils new hardware the others aren't far behind. A rumor surfaced last week that Microsoft was ready to unveiled new console of its own at E3 2012 next year dubbed the Xbox 720. Along with that rumor came a tip that Crytek already had its hands on the console.

Crytek denied any knowledge of Microsoft's future hardware plans Friday and denied that it had in its possession any future hardware from Microsoft in the form of the Xbox 720. Obviously there is nothing Crytek could really do except deny the rumor. Crytek sent IGN an official response to the rumor and in the response took the time to talk up its focus on DirectX 11 and the fact that support for DirectX 11 would be coming to Crysis 2 shortly as an update.

The full Crytek statement sent to IGN reads:

"Relating to the recent rumors, Crytek do not have any next generation hardware from Microsoft, nor do we know when Microsoft may announce future hardware or what that hardware will entail."

"Crytek are working at pushing the boundaries of what current technology can bring, including our focus on DX11 which will be released shortly as an update for Crysis 2, and we believe this work, added to our estimations of what the new hardware will provide, set up CryENGINE as a next generation engine for all consoles."

[via IGN]