Crytek dev confirms Durango code name of next Xbox?

Twitter post regarding "Durango developers summit in London" quickly pulled, along with developer's entire account.

Rumors that the next Xbox is codenamed Durango were apparently on the money, and the system is far enough along to be the subject of a developers' summit, according to a Twitter post from a Crytek developer today.

Is Durango better than Xbox 720?

As spotted by a member of message board NeoGAF, a technical artist at the German studio behind Crysis said on Twitter, "Enjoying the Durango developers summit in London. So far, great swag and interesting talks." The post was pulled and the corresponding account deleted within hours.

The "Durango" code name first surfaced in rumors related to the Next Xbox system earlier this month. This isn't the first time Crytek has been at the center of next-gen scuttlebutt. Last year, a report cited a high-ranking industry source at Crytek with news that the next Xbox would be unveiled at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, along with TimeSplitters 4. The studio denied the news, but found itself pulled back into the rumor mill at year's end, when a former employee's resume said the Crytek's Ryse was being readied for the next Xbox.

As for the still-unannounced system, speculation has run wild as to its form, capabilities, release date, and price. The latest rumors say the Xbox 360 successor could boast a tablet controller, play Blu-ray discs, block used games, and cost as much as $500. For more on the next Xbox, check out GameSpot's rumor roundup concerning the new hardware from Microsoft.

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RockstarDude592
RockstarDude592

I'm starting to think more and more that I will be done with video games after the current generation runs it's course

wyan_
wyan_

Good news. People are hard at work on the next gen and there are still some great titles in dev for current gen. I don't know why people are still whining. Oh yeah... it's mostly because of the rumored used game blocking, but I don't believe it. If anything, I think that is two gens away and by that time everything could be cloud served. Then the real whining will begin.

Ugotes
Ugotes

@steelmouth Thanks bro. I really feel that would be a win win for both sides.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@Ugotes damn thats a pretty good idea/compromise to block used games for a limited time,the hardcore will not wait and will have to buy the game new hence increasing sales and the cheap casual gamers will buy games used after a few months at which point the same game new will likely have had a price cut so they may still buy new for $5 or so more than the used game

y3ivan
y3ivan

@theKSMM potential rumored name for the console is "Nexbox"

theKSMM
theKSMM

I wish Microsoft would throw out a codename for their next game console so that journalists and gamers can stop illogically referring to it as the "XBOX 720."

y3ivan
y3ivan

@THMBZDownGNZUp i would seriously hope homefront 2 to be released at current gen consoles. cryengine3 was only use once

THMBZDownGNZUp
THMBZDownGNZUp

Homefront 2 will be next Xbox's first FPS release, because if you remember, Microsoft greatly advertised and promoted the first Homefront, and even had exclusives for the X360 version. That is why there are rumors about Crytek having nex-gen software and most recently confirming codename "Durango." They are working on possibly the first game for the next Xbox.

zenstrata
zenstrata

I will not even think about buying one till the price gets down around 250 at the most. I have better things to spend my money on.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

time is short for the 360 ha? i'would better play nostalgic games right now

NYJets12
NYJets12

If they block used games i wouldn't buy it I'll wait till the slim drops in price and get one of them. Digital download I hope not , do you people realize that your isp's have bandwidth limits and your account will be suspended if you go over it.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

Boy I'll bet that TA got his ass chewed out for that post. It's amazing how much Twitter can cause problems for people.

-Fable-
-Fable-

if the rumor is right that next gen could "block used games" - I would never by it. The funny part is, is I usually buy my games new, too. But, every now and then you pick a game up used that you missed or didn't feel it was worth the $60 price tag.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@HackedLife Digital download only won't be a good idea. It's easier to switch a disc than it is to wait for something to redownload on to your hard drive. Hard drives will never have unlimited storage space. Once you run out of room, you'll have to delete something. If you want to play it again later, you'll need to download it again. Downloading it again can be fast or extremely slow depending on your internet. Take Infamous, I had to leave my PS3 on while I slept for several nights to get the whole game. If you suggest getting a better ISP, I'd like to. Thing is I don't really have much of a choice because of where I live.

HackedLife
HackedLife

You guys do realize that the next gen will most likely be the last one that uses physical disks? By the time the Xbox 4 and PS5 are out (2020-ish), there is very little chance that games will be available on any type of physical media. Meaning this whole discussion about used games will be irrelevant.

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

Who cares about the dev name? The system will be called Xbox Infinate

awheaten
awheaten

I'm excited for M$. Hopefully they'll give a guy like me w/ small hands a break. The current controllers are virtually unuseable for me. Also, I know this will never happen, but making online (gaming at least) free would cause me to do a tripple take. But, I think the opposite will happen. They'll continue with those big awkward ipad-like controllers and expensive online service. And I will continue being a Sony customer with the expensive hardware and peripherals then no other payment after that.

groowagon
groowagon

i wounder if trackball (or something similiar) would work on gamepad. analog sticks are not so ideal for first-person shooters, and they are virtually useless for strategy games. these current controllers are pretty much just a legacy from 2D-era. anyway, i'd like to see a controller that could compete with the precision of mouse. e: Apple's Pippin console apparently came with a controller that had an oddly-placed trackball lol. someone could give it another shot.

Gun_Chimp
Gun_Chimp

Durango? Prefer "NextBox", more more punchy!

ggregd
ggregd

@RitsukoEX You don't need to be connected to play, jst to download the game. Once it's on your system you can play it whenever. That's how download games work now and there's no reason to change it. Persistent connection as a means for copy protection is irrelevant in a digital only world.

cheamo
cheamo

Hoping the rumor about Crytek UK and TS4 on the next xbox are true.

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

I have loved my 360, through 3 RROD, and all the crazy forced updates to our PAID service, but if things don't shape up, my plan is to go back to Playstation nextgen. Please Microsoft, do the following: - Keep the controller - Loose Kinect, or at least lessen the focus on it - Do not implement a used game restriction - Stop having us pay for gold so you can experiment with non gaming applications - Remove the horrible GUI

SaverofHumens
SaverofHumens

Not buying this unless they remove that used game restriction, and make it more reliable so i don't constantly have to pay to have it fixed.

adders99
adders99

there better not be a tablet controller... I like the 360 controller! if they could improve on it some how then yes go ahead... if not... leave it alone!

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

I won't buy this if it blocks used games. And I really want it. Unless it does pure digital distribution, which I would consider.

Ugotes
Ugotes

If Microsoft does block used games on this new console I hope they would come up with some kind of system that only blocks people from playing a used copy of a game for only a set period of time like lets say the first three months of a game's release date. This way the Publisher would have three months to rack in sales for their new game and gamers can pick up a used copy in the fourth month. I doubt they would implement such a thing but hey a person can dream :)

Crib_Lizard
Crib_Lizard

This system needs to cater to the hardcore gamer. If you want casual games go buy a phone.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Since when is the dev codename for a machine we all know is coming that interesting?

Rogun360
Rogun360

more on games less on kinect.

groowagon
groowagon

fingers crossed for no motion control, family gaming bs. people need 1080p games for their 1080p TVs. or maybe not, seeing how well Wii did this gen... casual gamers have the money and power to destroy my hardcore-gamer dreams.

NegdukeUK
NegdukeUK

I probably won't buy the next gen console straight away this time, wait and see if it is reliable first.

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

@y3ivan I agree. Ecially now, when digital distribution as become the main form of purchasing PC games (Steam, GOG, gamersgate). Smetimes the developers offer discounts if you own the previous installment of a game (I purchased Red Orchestra 2 with a 10 or 15$ discount because I owned RO1). I hope this will be further promoted by the publishers (something that I doubt coming from greedy EA).

thegamegod
thegamegod

I don't think ill be buying the next xbox,especially at the price they may ask. In all honesty,im heavily considering jumping ship and making a gaming pc,while i'll miss my controller,i can't deal with all these supposed restrictions on next gen consoles,plus the fact they're gonna be using old tech. I just for once wanna play a game which truly is up to date using new hardware.

y3ivan
y3ivan

so cryteck is the leak. Next time leak better information other than pointless codename

y3ivan
y3ivan

@Agent-M PC gaming gaming has been doing this nearly a decade they are pretty much fine with that.

Agent-M
Agent-M

It would be a sad day for gamers everywhere when companies like Microsoft decide to block consumers from using used/second hand games. MS must be thinking purely about the profits, because no one in their right mind wants to buy a console that has a built in restriction that blocks the owner from buying and playing used games.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

I don't care what the name is, because despite me being a X360 loyalist, I sometimes get the itch to play used and old games, just like everyone else. Kevin Butler, I choose you!

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

if we can get used to "Wii", then "durango" wouldn't be a problem

steelmouth
steelmouth

what ever the price of next gen will be.we will cry about it as we queue for hours to buy them

steelmouth
steelmouth

Crytek really seem to wan blow the lead on the xbox3,the funny thing is that i dont even think Crytek is close with MS and at the rate they spreading the xbox3 rumors what ever little connection they may with MS will soon be finished with MS kicking them out the information loop

brok
brok

Just announce Timesplitters 4 already!!

Llama345
Llama345

Why are we trying to turn video games into drama? It is a CODENAME. Dolphin was the codename for the gamecube. The name had nothing to do with it. They could call this crap on a log for a code name for all I care. I'm astounded that this is an actual top page news story.

Hellsasin
Hellsasin

If the rumors are true and you cannot play used games well im switching to PS. If PS is the same deal im gonna stick with my pc.

MuddVader
MuddVader

People getting in knots about the price of 500 obviously don't remember the PS3 launch prices.. Otherwise though, its all rumors, so we'll see in time.

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

this codename is funny Durango Lol!

sheikweight
sheikweight

a 500 dollar XBOX, 60 dollars to play online, and You can't even play USED GAMES?! and with all that Technology, In the end Everyone is Forced To Buy "NEW" games? So that means I can't borrow a game that my friends done playing..it is a USED game after all right? Think about it.

diduseethatduck
diduseethatduck

Durango? What a silly name. It's better than PS4, though. Long live Microsoft and Xbox Durango, the official name of their next gen console, if I read the article correctly.

jimmytaker
jimmytaker

I'm Guile, and I'm from Durango...