Justin Lee On April 6, 2006 at 9:33 am

I saw  this coming for a while.  Microsoft today annouces it has bought out Lionhead, makers of Fable and Black & White.

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said its in-house video game unit acquired Lionhead Studios, the British developer started by the famed game maker Peter Molyneux, in a deal that gives Microsoft exclusive access to one of the industry’s leading creators.

Most recently, Lionhead was responsible for "Fable." Released on Microsoft’s Xbox platform, the game has sold more than 2 million units worldwide.

Molyneux is also known for innovative "God games" such as "Black & White" that give players omnipotent power over a world.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Read the rest on Yahoo.

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