Playground Games talk Xbox One X and their next Microsoft project - rumoured to be Fable

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.

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Razzer2348d ago

I really hope this is a new Fable. That would be awesome.

Pepin2348d ago

So many rumours now, it really looks like it could be

choujij2347d ago

Hopefully it is. I'd love a new Fable.

lxeasy2348d ago

Give us that open world Fable oh yeah!

timotim2348d ago

"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!

Pepin2348d ago

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

TheCommentator2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

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".

Obscure_Observer2348d ago


"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.

MecheSlays2347d ago

That’s better because then the OneS will get more features

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gamer78042348d ago

Kinda would like a new story rpg, a new ip

gangsta_red2347d ago

Pretend Fable is a new IP. Then you will enjoy the new story.

gamer78042347d ago

I started pretending with fable legends... despite the lack of story was actually pretty fun, moreso than sea of thieves.

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War Thunder Devs Apologize for Using Challenger Explosion in Key Art

Gaijin Entertainment, developer of military sim War Thunder, has apologized for using a shot of the Challenger explosion in its promotional artwork.

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romulus233h ago

Things like losing "context" tend to happen when you create your artwork using A.I.

mastershredder1h ago

The slimiest profit mongers of all time are Gaijin. Surprised? Not at all. The apology is about a sincere are their standard asking price. Do it for the least amount (no regard for quality) and sell it for the most profit = Gaijin.


Star Wars: Hunters Review | GamingonPhone

Vince Zyle writes "Star Wars Hunters is a really fun game! It’s not as good as other Star Wars games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 but coming from a developer like Zynga who worked on very underwhelming and low-quality titles before, this is a major upgrade.

There’s not much objectively wrong with the game aside from the work needed to make visuals smoother during animations. That’s one of the biggest issues at present alongside frame drops that occur from time to time when there’s too much going on which isn’t too bad but certainly noticeable.

In conclusion, Star Wars Hunters is a game for arena shooter fans who are looking for an action-filled game. Some of the other issues will hopefully be ironed out with future updates."

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Project CARS 3 could have been called Project CARS Sideways

Slightly Mad Studios founder and former CEO Ian Bell has disclosed that the maligned Project CARS 3 could have had a different name, which could have more clearly signposted the game’s intent.