Microsoft denies DS development rumors

Microsoft recently reaffirmed that none of their development studios are currently working on any Nintendo DS titles following rumors that Rare's Game Boy Advance team might port several titles to the new handheld system.

The speculation began after a Q&A session on Rare's official Web site when an unidentified Rare developer teasingly hinted that the company might be secretly developing games for the Nintendo DS.

Microsoft maintains that their full creative efforts are still focused on Windows and Xbox titles and that the company has no plans for developing DS games at this time, though Rare will continue to support Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.

Earlier this year, Microsoft denied similar rumors regarding Rare's involvement with the Nintendo DS after a US fan site reported that the company had development kits and had already begun work on two titles.

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