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Thursday, April 06, 2006

MSFT: Microsoft Buys Lionhead Studios

Microsoft on Thursday said its in-house video game studio acquired Lionhead Studios, the British developer started by the famed game maker Peter Molyneux
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" like "Black & White" that give players omnipotent power over a world.

Microsoft Game Studios said Lionhead plan to develop exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Windows-based PCs.

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