Fable developer Lionhead seeking MMO programmer

Lionhead Studios is hiring a network programmer to assist in an unannounced project, and all signs point to it being an Xbox 360 MMO.

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Lionhead Studios, a Microsoft-owned developer best known for the Fable franchise, is seeking a programmer with experience in massively multiplayer online games. A job listing asks for experience both playing and shipping MMO titles, along with leadership experience. This leads to the obvious implication that the developer is working on an MMO of its own, but the studio is being cagey with its plans.

The listing (via Eurogamer) says the job will "focus on defining the high level network architecture for the project, security concerns, support for seamless post-launch updates, and implementation of server features." It lists at least one shipped title as a Network Programmer as required, and experience with Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and the Unreal Engine is preferred.

It seems that the studio is working on an Xbox 360 MMO. Asked for comment, Lionhead reportedly gave Eurogamer a cheeky response: "Thanks for checking in with us! We're happy to tell you all about what we're working on. Just apply, get hired, and we promise to spill our guts!" Oh Lionhead, you little scamps.

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    December 14, 2011 10:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Fable developer Lionhead seeking MMO programmer.

    Lionhead Studios is hiring a network programmer to assist in an unannounced project, and all signs point to it being an Xbox 360 MMO.

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      December 14, 2011 10:16 AM

      Just one huh? This is a departure from lionhead's normal tactics. You know, say you need 50,000 developers but only hire 1.

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        December 14, 2011 10:19 AM

        Nah Lionhead's normal MO is to hire MMO devs to program up split screen co-op!

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      December 14, 2011 10:21 AM

      D:

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      December 14, 2011 10:24 AM

      Seems pretty much the only way an MMO is going to appear on the Xbox is a first party dev :(

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      December 14, 2011 12:13 PM

      I Wonder what crazy wonderful plans PM has thought up which he won't be able to deliver.

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      December 14, 2011 2:49 PM

      Just what we need. An MMO people go around clucking like a chicken and farting in peoples faces. Least it might keep the annoying kids out of the MMOs I like.

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      December 14, 2011 2:51 PM

      Fable Online?

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      December 14, 2011 3:00 PM

      Chicken Farter Online