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so how does a generation transition actually work?

#1LotrMorgothPosted 12/30/2012 2:01:02 PM
was reading an article referencing DA3 being possible for next-gen console, which would suggest that they have working versions of the next gen systems.

at what point, while all still unannounced, does the hardware company release stuff to developers to improve launch lineup?

it would seem, especially in the social media age, that people can't blow their nose without telling half a million people so how would you go about keeping stuff like that secret?
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#2SoincMetalPosted 12/30/2012 2:04:01 PM
Early builds of "next gen" kits are already out. I'd say only a few developers have them seeing has there isnt an one official yet. I'd say'd xbox 720 development for the transition started in 2011.
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#3LotrMorgoth(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 2:18:43 PM
can't a minor hardware change make a big difference?
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#4TheBlueStigPosted 12/30/2012 3:19:18 PM
LotrMorgoth posted...
it would seem, especially in the social media age, that people can't blow their nose without telling half a million people so how would you go about keeping stuff like that secret?

Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Basically talk about anything you're working on or what you've seen behind closed doors and you're fired and will never work in that field again.
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#5flagg2kplusPosted 12/30/2012 3:25:52 PM
All the biggest developers have and have had development kits for next gen consoles for at least a year already.

The dev kits are basically PCs.

The dev's dont know the official name or release date of the consoles, but they have a general idea when the window will be.
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#6nightshadeAPosted 12/30/2012 6:56:15 PM
do what sega did for the genesis build... have a secret clean room with armed guards and armored transports escorting everything
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