Shortly before "Fable: The Journey" hits the market, the innovative head of Microsoft Studios Europe moves onto a new venture.
Video games set or developed in the UK could qualify for tax relief if they meet a "Britishness test". More tea, Master Chief?
Developed by Lionhead Studios, the newest installment in the fantasy franchise, is called Fable Legends, and takes place in an always-online world.
The software giant has hired Phil Harrison, Sony's former head of worldwide studios, to run operations in Europe. That includes its three British game studios Lionhead, Soho and Rare.
London's City Hall will play host to the showcase, which features art from Konami, Lionhead, Rocksteady studios and more.
The gap between Microsoft's second and third console launches could end up twice as long as the gap between the original Xbox and the debut of its successor.
For years, Halo games have kept millions of passionate fans glued to their Xboxes. This year, 343 Industries gets its shot at Master Chief. It may be a big year for the Xbox.
Last night I stole someone's wife, after impressing her by whistling and showing off a severed head I've been carrying around. Welcome to the peculiar world of Fable II
At its February Xbox Showcase event in San Francisco, Microsoft and its games partners unveil the biggest titles and add-ons coming in the next few months.
Among the casualties is ACES, producer of Flight Simulator, Microsoft's longest-running game. But the company says the game franchise will continue in one form or another.