Peter Molyneux ducked questions about a possible Lionhead MMO game during a chat with Eurogamer prior to E3 and gave the impression that he's bound to secrecy.
When asked if his thoughts have been on MMOs recently, Fable 2's outspoken creative director gestured to his PR minder and said "Well, there's someone in this room to make sure that I don't say too much about that question.
"I have been looking at MMOs," he added. "I love the interaction, and I'm fascinated by the idea of really feeling secure and cool enough to actually do it."
When asked specifically if he had thought about making an MMO and about what a Lionhead MMO would look like, he said "Yes", but wouldn't be drawn any further.
Molyneux's careful non-confirmation comes to light days after the veteran developer told an audience at E3 that Fable 2 is finished.
The ambitious Xbox 360 action-RPG was one of the key games at Microsoft's E3 press conference, where Molyneux revealed that it would allow players to observe the position of friends and other Xbox Live players in their respective single-player campaigns and invite them to co-operate.
It's all covered in our extensive Fable 2 E3 hands-on, and builds on earlier revelations. At GDC in February, Molyneux explained that players would be able to buy the services of their friends by promising them a variable cut of any shared loot.
Fable 2 is due out in October.