Lionhead Interview Fable: Legends “one of the most beautiful games on Xbox One”


Official Xbox Magazine UK spent some time with the head of Microsofts European publishing team John Needham, who had glowing things to say about Fable: Legends…

Lionhead’s online co-op spin-off Fable Legends will have a “huge presence at E3”. So sayeth John Needham, studio head and boss of Microsoft’s European publishing team, who also reckons it’s “one of the most beautiful games on the platform right now.”

“It’s a really exciting title, really fun already,” Needham reflected. “It’s gorgeous – we’re building it with Unreal Engine 4, and that combined with the Xbox One, I think we’re building one of the most beautiful games on the platform right now.”

Lionhead is known to have at least one game in production that isn’t Fable – Microsoft’s recent trademark filing for “Eden Falls” suggests that one of the studio’s older, cancelled projects has been revived. It seems possible that there’s yet another Fable game on the boil, too – an Xbox One version of Fable Anniversary, or the mythical Fable 4.

“This September we’re going to celebrate our ten year anniversary, with the franchise, so we’ll have some more announcements around that,” Needham added, mysteriously.


He also brought up a little on Quantum Break during the interview:

In parting, he touched on the topic of Quantum Break, Remedy’s time-bending third-person shooter. “It’s a big first party title, we’re not talking about it much, but it’s a big exciting title – just hit full production.” Among other things, the game will offer“the highest fidelity of facial motion capture that’s available on the market, and is “the ultimate Remedy game”. All aboard the hype-train, etc.


Some rather gorgeous screenshots below





– Murr

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