38 Studios Assets to Be Auctioned; Microsoft Makes Legal Claim to 360 Dev Kits
38 Studios’ assets are set for auction, including Xbox 360 developer kits — but not if Microsoft has anything to say about it.
Auctioneers at the SJ Corio Company will auction off 38 Studios’ assets on October 16 in Maryland and on October 23 in Rhode Island. Assets include computers, printers, copiers, projectors, televisions, and more.
However, Microsoft is laying claim to the company’s Xbox 360 developer kits. Microsoft told Polygon:
“Xbox 360 Development Kits (XDK) are the property of Microsoft and are only licensed to authorized studios and may not be assigned or sold to any third party without the written consent of Microsoft. We will be contacting the appropriate parties involved in the auction of 38 Studios’ assets to remove the XDK units from the auction listing and to secure the return of the consoles to Microsoft.”
If anyone was looking forward to getting a hold of one of those kits, seems as though you’re out of luck, sadly.