has a new head honcho. The Microsoft
-owned firm known for its Fable
franchise has appointed John Needham
to be its Studio Head. Needham boasts plenty of MMO industry experience from prominent positions at SOE
, Cryptic Studios
, and Gazillion Entertainment
(from CEO to CFO to Senior VP of Business Development and Operations).
Microsoft's official announcement states that Needham's "deep understanding of all aspects of the gaming industry, from subscription-based massively multiplayer to client-based console and free-to-play online PC and mobile experiences will be a huge benefit to Lionhead."