It all Began with Project Ego
Fable, one of Xbox’s most beloved franchises, introduced me to the Original Xbox in the early 2000’s. This was back when it was still known as ‘Project Ego.’ There have been a few years of uncertainty surrounding the Franchise. The last full-on Fable game was Fable 3, released in 2010, Fable Legends never got out of beta, Lionhead Studios has closed down, but it appears there’s new life breathed into the Microsoft IP.
Lionhead Developer all but confirms it…
A former Lionhead Developer tweeted that he figured out which studio is responsible for building Fable 4, and it was an interesting choice. He has since deleted his Tweet, but once on the internet, always on the internet….
Mmm ok, having no inside information, I totally know who’s building Fable 4 now. Interesting choice…
– Don Williamson (@Donzanoid) January 6, 2018
there’s nobody here in Brighton that could take on a task of that magnitude.
— Don Williamson (@Donzanoid) January 6, 2018
Playground Games is Developing Fable 4
It didn’t take long to figure out who he was talking about; the developers behind some of the best games on the Xbox One in terms of quality — Playground Games. This is the great crew that brought us the Forza Horizon series, some of my favorite racing games of all time. Creating an RPG is a bit of a shift over what they’re typically accustomed to developing, but if the amount of care and detail they put into the Horizon franchise is put into Fable 4 (or reboot), there is no reason to be concerned.
Now let’s hope that they can capture the child-like humor and art direction Lionhead managed to do so well.
When will Fable 4 come out?
It is possible that the game has been in development since late 2016 or early 2017, and many of the assets are already created due to the cancelled Fable Legends. While it’s unlikely that we’ll see Fable 4 released in 2018, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch that we get a teaser for it at E3 2018, with the game releasing by holiday of 2019.
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