Fable III Summary
Ex-Bullfrog and Lionhead Developers Working On A New Theme Hospital? [UPDATE: Evidence Builds For 'Two Point Hospital']
Two Point Studios are made up of developers from Bullfrog and Lionhead and will be announcing their new game in January - could it be a new Theme Hospital?!
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".