South of London, deep within an anonymous building in a quiet town lies the offices of Big Blue Box, the Lionhead satellite developer currently embroiled in a project of breathtaking ambition, dizzying scope, and mind-boggling technical bravura.
Despite a punishing work load and major milestones to reach, Big Blue Box was kind enough to invite us into its studio for an exclusive, detailed look at Fable, an "arcade RPG" (the developer's description) for Xbox, where you grow from a twelve-year-old boy into old age, attempting to save the world from supreme evil.
Developed in conjunction with industry luminary and Black & White creator, Peter Molyneux, Fable is a title which could revoultionise the RPG genre.
Over the next few days we'll bring you everything you could ever want to know about the title formerly known as Project Ego, and then some. How the game is put together from the ground up; the design of characters and creatures which inhabit the amazing game world; a unique insight into the revolutionary tools that can build ultra-detailed environments in seconds, info on future sequels, spin-offs and Xbox Live downloadable content, the innovative character development system, a full playtest... We could go on...
And we will, starting in earnest tomorrow, with enough information and exclusive screens to make your weep like a small child. But for now, to whet your appetites, take a long hard look at these fantastic images and prepare to embark on a journey unlike any other you've experienced on console.
[Info from Team Xbox forums]