Fable III Summary
Ever the humble developer, Peter Molyneux has emerged from his interview-repelling bubble to speak to GamesRadar about the closure of Lionhead Studios - one he helped found and build a legendary reputation with. During the talks, he speaks of his willingness to work on another sequel in the Fable series; one which fell from its pedestal following the launch of Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor.
Lionhead Studios boss John Needham has confirmed the developer is working on something that isn't Fable-related, although they're "not talking" about such a project yet. Could this be something new?
The studio definitely has Fable properties on the go with Fable Legends, and the Fable Anniversary re-release. Their other creations include Black & White, and The Movies.
While Microsoft's Games for Windows Live client is in its death rows there are many futures left uncertain, like all those GFWL infested games still out there. What becomes of them once the beast is slain?
A list has been compiled by Joystiq on what's happening with various titles by publishers and studios. The future is bright for some, not so blinding for others.
Creative director Gary Carr from Lionhead Studios is pleased to see that studios are "at last getting the diversity we want" in applicants, as more females are applying to work in the games industry.
In fact Carr believes "it'll be pretty much 50-50" in around 10 years time. It's thanks to handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS that more girls are gaming. Carr doesn't want studios "full of blokes".
Microsoft's announcement of ending their Games for Windows Live Marketplace was welcomed almost with glee by the PC community, but now the many GFWL enabled titles are threatened.
As of July 2014, Microsoft will be ending the Games for Windows Live service. That means all GFWL titles (GTA IV, Batman) will lose features and possibly save data.