The existence of a third Fable game was leaked last night by a most unlikely candidate - UK television personality Jonathan Ross.
Last night was a bit of a mixed bag for Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios at the BAFTA awards. On the one hand, Fable II snagged the top prize in the Action and Adventure category. On the other hand, they probably didn't want to announce Fable III so soon.
Apparently, Lionhead approached flamboyant and oft-risqué UK television personality Jonathan Ross about the possibility of doing voice work in the upcoming third installment in the Fable series. At the end of the night, Ross posted the following via Twitter: "Goodnight all. Must go to bed. Got asked to do voice in Fable 3 tonight. Subarashi. Oyasuminasia. Woss out."
When called out on the number "3" by a Twitter pal, Ross responded, "Yes they are doing it. Charlie Brooker said he would do a voice for it too! Great fun!!"
In the morning, though, reflecting on what he'd done, Ross posted a followup Tweet saying that he had to go apologize to Molyneux: "I think I revealed something that was not officially announced yet..."
Nicely done, Mr. Ross. Stay tuned for further updates.