Playground Games has been building up a second team to work on a brand new game (which according to unconfirmed rumors could be a new Fable title). At Gamescom in Cologne, DualShockers asked Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg for a bit more color on this.
“I think if you look at Playground and their pedigree and the way that they approach game development, the sense of purpose they put behind it, the care, the thoughtfulness… […] The team is so talented, and just know that same leadership and the same thought process, what they’re bringing to Seasons and just totally innovating open-world gaming with Forza Horizon 4. That same leadership, that same talent pool is gonna be driving influence on this second project.
While it’s a secret project and I understand that you and probably all gamers out there the thing they want to know most about, we just ask for a little bit of patience, but know that making sure our world-class team is working on a big, big exclusive game for our fans, is something they should be excited about.”
I did ask him if it’s a “fabulous project” but he just giggled. Then he mentioned that fans will be excited when the time is right to reveal the game.
“We know that the team is gonna do something that’s really special, and for us we wanna be thoughtful about when we reveal what that is, but they have a second team there, it’s extra capacity, and we think that when the time is right, and the team is ready, fans will be excited about what we have to share.
If you want to learn more about Microsoft’s plans for the future, you can read what Greenberg said about investment, acquisitions, and diversity of content, and about the commitment to Japanese games. You can also enjoy what he mentioned about the learnings that will be carried into the next Xbox generation.