Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios seem to be working together on a new “exciting and ambitious” cloud-based game, which hints towards a MMORPG.
The new was revealed when Microsoft Game Studios was spotted to have published a new career opportunity ad, which asks for a Senior Services Engineer for Lionhead Studios based in Guildford, UK.
“The ideal candidate is someone who has proven experience in designing and implementing services for highly concurrent and highly available social online game experiences, ideally in a cloud based environment,” reads the job description. “The role will focus on helping to deliver a robust online service infrastructure and associated services, ensuring that all systems are secure, optimized and will scale to meet the needs of our current and future ambitions.”
Further in, the listings asks for “experience of Online/Multiplayer/MMO games”.
What are the chances that this is the Fable MMORPG, that has been rumored for a very long time. It would be refreshing to see Lionhead working on a new IP but considering their focus and interest, it could very well be Fable related. Fans of the franchise can keep their fingers crossed in hopes of a MMO.