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Welcome to St Albans House - Playground Games RPG studio

Mista

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Playground Games just opened a new office for their action RPG game

The studio is over 17,000 sq. ft, and if network infrastructure is your thing we have 32 kilometres of CAT6A cabling allowing 10 gigabit per second speeds to all desks in the studio. It also features 100 gigabit per second networking speed to servers and two core switches that can mover over 10 billion packets per second. Impressive right?!




The studio also houses two state of the art Dolby Atmos audio suites, not to mention our popular moss ‘living walls’ in our reception and break-out space.



St Albans House is the home of our unannounced title, an open-world action RPG game.
 

Hudo

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I wonder if they'll use Unreal Engine 4 or roll their own tech for the new Fable.
 

Mista

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I wonder if they'll use Unreal Engine 4 or roll their own tech for the new Fable.
Hoping for a new engine. Don't want Forza engine screwing up their new game for simply not suiting it

Anthem and Frostbite case all over again
 
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They have 72 more available jobs
 

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Hopefully their ARPG game is a NEW IP. I didn't like Fable tbh.
I only played the original and thought it was horrible. Then I heard that the first was the "good" one, so I didn't bother with the others.
 
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Bernkastel

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As explained on #256074073 , the previous leaks were fake. So, here are some actual concept arts from the Playground Games Associate Lead Concept Artist Conar Cross
Update : Its just a personal piece from the artist.


 
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Of all the currently unannounced games we know devs are working on, this is the one I've been most excited about. I'm dying to see what these guys can do outside of the Forza Horizon bubble considering how talented they are.
For sure, seeing how respawn, the first person fluid shooting gun guys did with star wars I'm ready to see what playground can do.
 
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Hobbygaming

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Hopefully you're right on the REBOOT because I couldn't even finish the first nor the second Fable games. Don't get me wrong, I love Fantasy games but this series didn't click with me
That would be awesome. A Fable that's more like The Witcher 3 would be big but that's wishful thinking
 
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Bernkastel

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Its going to be so weird to see Microsoft cancell all these games and shut down these operations by 2023-24
Ahh Scalebound. Everyone hated it till it got cancelled and it became the best game ever (#256360672).
Also,
shut down these operations
I am getting tired of explaining it everytime anyone uses this cheap card in GAF. But Sony has closed more studios then Microsoft
989 Studios (closed in 2005)
Bigbig Studios(closed in 2012)
Contrail(closed in 2000)
Evolution Studios(closed in 2016)
Incognito Entertainment(closed in 2009)
Studio Liverpool(closed in 2012)
Zipper Interactive(closed in 2012)
Guerrilla Cambridge(closed in 2017)
Team Ico(closed in 2011)
And with those closures came cancelled games that those studios were working on and ips forever forgotten.
 
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hunthunt

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Ahh Scalebound. Everyone hated it till it got cancelled and it became the best game ever (#256360672).
Also,

I am getting tired of explaining it everytime uses this cheap card in GAF. But Sony has closed more studios then Microsoft
989 Studios (closed in 2005)
Bigbig Studios(closed in 2012)
Contrail(closed in 2000)
Evolution Studios(closed in 2016)
Incognito Entertainment(closed in 2009)
Studio Liverpool(closed in 2012)
Zipper Interactive(closed in 2012)
Guerrilla Cambridge(closed in 2017)
Team Ico(closed in 2011)
And with those closures came cancelled games that those studios were working on and ips forever forgotten.

Sure Sony has closed 10 studios in 15 years but they always had something like 12 or 13 studios by their own so its completely normal to close the ones that didint work

Microsoft has released 2 or 3 original new Ip exclusives in like 10 years and yet cancell some their few original games like nothing
but hey its ok, you like their platform, its ok.
 

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i have no interest in fable 4, dont find the setting interesting at all. same way i dont like senua 2. MS is splashing a lot of money on IPs that have little hype instead of doing something new and interesting. and if rumors of a Perfect Dark game then we have a complete trifecta of shit MS is investing it.
 
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Bernkastel

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Sure Sony has closed 10 studios in 15 years but they always had something like 12 or 13 studios by their own so its completely normal to close the ones that didint work

Microsoft has released 2 or 3 original new Ip exclusives in like 10 years and yet cancell some their few original games like nothing
but hey its ok, you like their platform, its ok.
Its ok when Sony does it.
But hey its ok you like their platform. Its ok.
Also, Microsoft is in gaming for 10 years ?? They have been in gaming well before Playstation(Xbox is not their introduction to gaming). Infact Flight Simulator(since 1982) is not just their oldest ip, but also their oldest continuing product(older than Windows and Office).
 
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Bernkastel

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Because I am a polite person I will resist the temptation to say "looks generic"

LOOKS GENERIC AF

Oh sorry must have slipped out..

oh cool Is that a unicorn ?
0/10 not enough cinematic moments.
No seriously, did you think it was a screenshot from the game. Do you even know what a concept art is ? It probably has nothing to do with their game(like the previous ones).
 
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Bernkastel

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i have no interest in fable 4, dont find the setting interesting at all. same way i dont like senua 2. MS is splashing a lot of money on IPs that have little hype instead of doing something new and interesting. and if rumors of a Perfect Dark game then we have a complete trifecta of shit MS is investing it.
Yeah I know. Just change the label to Sony and it will be 10 times more appealing.
 

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The key art does look generic though, you could attach those images to many games and people would react the exact same way.

Generic isn't bad, it just means it doesn't have much of an identity of its own.
 

Bernkastel

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The key art does look generic though, you could attach those images to many games and people would react the exact same way.
Like the previous ones, this one also seems to have nothing to do with there project.

 
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