Gamescom 2015 was a big deal for Microsoft and Xbox - the premiere European event of the season showcased "the greatest games lineup in Xbox history" and the 90 minute briefing was jam-packed with Xbox goodness. Xbox supremo Phil Spencer has confirmed there'll be no similar briefing at Gamescom (Cologne, Germany, 17-21 August) this year - but there will be a Sea-of-Thieves-galleon-sized boatload of games to play, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, ReCore, We Happy Few, Everspace, and Cuphead. With six stands across three areas and two halls, Microsoft's presence will be anything but low key. Mr ... Read More »
Thought we had seen the last of Fable? Well apparently not, Flaming Fowl Studios is an indie developer founded by Lionhead veterans Craig Oman, Mike West and Marcus Lynn. Fable Fortune is a fable themed free-to-play card game that has been in works for the past 18months. Microsoft have backed the team up allowing them to use the Fable licence, but without a publisher behind them the focus has turned to crowdfunding on Kickstarter to keep the project going. So about the game itself, what actually is it? It may not be the Fable game we were hoping for but it is the ... Read More »
The results sound quite impressive Stuart Whyte, the studio director at Lionhead, has proudly announced that the immersive 'Fable Legends' is taking advantage of the DX12 technology and the results are a real step forward. In a recent interview with 'BidnessETC', Stuart explained further by quoting: Fable Legends is using a number of features on Xbox One, including asynchronous compute and efficient multi-threaded rendering. This has led to improvements in rendering efficiency, which means that the developer can push the visual bar higher than would otherwise be possible. This also means that the Xbox One now has better graphical and computing ... Read More »
Are you a Fable fan? Did you manage to get into the previous Fable Legends closed testing? If not you might of been aware and, probably more than a little excited, that the open beta would be coming to Xbox live this holiday season for you to get your hands on for a bit of early testing....... Bad news I'm afraid, Lionhead Studios just announced that it wont be in 'open beta testing' until spring next year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vpbcymR8Q This isn't all bad news for you though, an extra 100,000 fans will be invited to the closed beta over the next few ... Read More »
Fable fans should get ready to be excited. Microsoft have announced that Fable Legends will be coming to Xbox One on October 13. Fable legends will be free-to-play and will support cross platform playability with the PC version. With four friends been able to play cooperatively to find and complete quests and explore the rich world. “For the first time, grab your friends and go on adventures – up to four Heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion. Or, play the villain where you can mastermind the game in real time. “Fable Legends” takes advantage of the ... Read More »
Yes, that's right. You heard that correctly. Fable Legends will be free to play upon it's release. Although, with that being said Xbox One users will still require a gold account to play this. Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard that one before I know what you're thinking, you're probably thinking "Oh, that's good but I bet I'll have to pay for all the cool stuff", well the answer to that is actually no. Lionhead has confirmed that the quests and stories are to be included in the free to play game " The players will be able to play through it ... Read More »
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