Playground Games has recently expanded its studio, taking on a mysterious second project - we speak to studio head Ralph Fulton about this new title and developing on Xbox One X.
I really hope this is a new Fable. That would be awesome.
So many rumours now, it really looks like it could be
Hopefully it is. I'd love a new Fable.
Give us that open world Fable oh yeah!
"Fulton suggested that their new game will be utilising the Xbox One X as 'the lead platform' for the title, leveraging the awesome power of Microsoft's new flagship device - and most powerful console in the world - for this new project." Great news! This confirms my assumption that Microsoft will use X as the lead platform and scale down to the base model instead of scaling up to X. This means that these games arent being held back by the base models and they are able to fully take advantage of what X can do. Playground is one of the best studios this generation...whatever this game is, it's going to be awesome!
Whilst I do think that could spell bad news for the vanilla Xbox One going forward (performance issues, optimisation problems), I do think it bodes well for the generation as a whole Apparently the XBX SDK is one of the best some studios have ever worked with - which is fantastic news
I think that what we're seeing on the 1X right now are OG games with basic patches. Going forwards, new game development should be able to leverage 1X's strengths better, but I'm not sure that it would adversely affect the OG coding. In the PC world, a great many things can be scaled back from the Ultra settings in order to accommodate a machine with less capable or even different brands of HW. I have to assume that the same would be true of developing with 1X as lead platform. Besides, Playground did make this statement: "What (developing on 1X) means is that it's not just about the Xbox One X version, but all versions in the Xbox One family improve as a result of that focus".
@Pepin "Whilst I do think that could spell bad news for the vanilla Xbox One going forward (performance issues, optimisation problems), I do think it bodes well for the generation as a whole" Since Microsoft said that their are done with generations, to focus on the X as the lead platform, only makes sense. And unless Sony has plans of releasing the PS5 soon, i can see them doing the same thing for the PS4 Pro regarding PS4´s games.
That’s better because then the OneS will get more features
Kinda would like a new story rpg, a new ip
Pretend Fable is a new IP. Then you will enjoy the new story.
I started pretending with fable legends... despite the lack of story was actually pretty fun, moreso than sea of thieves.
Um, if it's Fable then what was the bloody point of shutting down Lionhead?
I thought they were working on a new ip???
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