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Crytek denies knowledge of new Xbox

Plus, DX11 Crysis 2 patch due "shortly".

Crysis studio Crytek has denied reports that it's already developing for the Xbox 360's successor.

Earlier this week, a "high-ranking" insider claimed the developer was working on Timesplitters 4 for the new machine, which Microsoft would probably unveil at E3 2012.

However, today Crytek handed a statement to IGN denying any knowledge of a new system from Microsoft.

"Relating to the recent rumours, 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," it read.

The studio also took the opportunity to reassure gamers that the promised DirectX 11 update for the PC version of Crysis 2 is imminent.

"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."

Last month, a rumour did the rounds that EA is already working with next-gen Xbox dev kits, while earlier this week Avalanche Studios announced it was about to start developing a new IP for the next round of consoles.