Ah, the New York Times "Wedding/Celebrations" page; that most coveted of nuptial news locations that some couples would literally kill to appear in. Yet among all of the pieces of information that you would expect to find there, gaming news falls right between “How to survive an octopus attack” and “Where to find the best chili in Rhodesia.”
Well, that all changed this past Friday, when the wedding announcement of Amy Gilbert and Joshua Atkins appeared in the New York Times. Among the many meaningful pieces of information in the announcement, the one that stood out most prominently, especially for gamers, was the mention of the groom, Joshua Atkins, as being the “lead game designer for Fable III.”
Now, finding out that a third installment in Peter Molyneux's critically acclaimed RPG series is in the works is obviously far from surprising, yet it’s still nice to know that development is underway, especially since Microsoft and Lionshead have been mum up to this point with regards to the project even existing. Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you for producing the most unorthodox game announcement ever.