Lionhead has confirmed that the studio is working on a game which is not a part of the Fable franchise.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Lionhead boss John Needham said that whilst the developer is “primarily” a Fable studio, “we’re working on other games, too.
“We’re working on other different sorts of games as well that we’re not talking about right now and won’t be Fable-esque,” he said.
Needham became head of Lionhead back in April last year, following the departure of Peter Molyneux back in 2012.
Along with this somewhat unknown project, which came to people’s attention last week when OXM spotted a LinkedIn profile mentioning Lionhead working on both an upcoming Fable game and an ‘unannounced project’, the developer has been busy working on two Fable games.
Fable Anniversary, which celebrates close to 10 years since the games release, sees Fable: The Lost Chapters given a HD makeover along with achievements, 1080p visuals as well as utilising the Unreal Engine 3. This is due for release next month on Xbox 360.
Also being worked on for Xbox One is the online-centric Fable Legends, which will feature the chance to play with three friends as you embark on quests around Ablion. A release date is not yet known for this release.
More than just a Fable studio, Lionhead Studio Director Stuart Whyte added that: “We’ve worked on a number of Fable games. We did The Movies (released in 2005). We did Black & White (released in 2001). We’re not just a Fable studio.”
What would you like to see Lionhead do with this project? Would you like to see Black and White 2, perhaps, or would a new IP be more to your liking?