Microsoft Does U-Turn on Xbox One Serving as Dev Kit, Then U-Turns Back
Stellar communication, all said and done.
If this isn’t the oddest story of the day, we don’t know what is. At Develop, Xbox Advanced Technology Group’s Martin Fuller said that plans of having commercial Xbox One units doubling up as dev kits would not be happening.
As reported by GameSpot, Fuller said, “As far as I’m aware there are no plans. I’m not aware of the reason why we didn’t manage to do that.
“We were in the early stages of Xbox One looking at the idea of a retail kit that could be turned into a development kit, and vice versa. In the end, although that was a very admirable goal, it hasn’t happened unfortunately. Can’t tell you the specifics of exactly why not.”
Then, in a statement to Polygon, a Microsoft rep said that, “The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solutions for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share more details at a later date.”
Another public relatons nightmare for the company or simply another misunderstanding? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.