The BBC has denied rumours that they are about to move into "serious" gaming.

Reports from

Scotland on Sunday

had suggested they were about to announce a gaming push and possibly offered downloads via the iPlayer service.

It was thought that Simon Nelson, boss of BBC Vision, would use his keynote address at this year's Edinburgh Interactive Festival to announce the move.

The Beeb has told GamesIndustry.biz that Nelson's address will not discuss any such plans.

"The presentation will not reveal a major move into the games industry and is in fact just reflective of the way in which various sectors of the entertainment industry are now converging and can learn from each others methods of working", said the BBC.

"The focus of his speech is on what the BBC can learn from the gaming industry and vice versa," offered the broadcaster.