Fable 4: Release Date and Leaks, Xbox Trailer, Story and Everything We Know So far
Fable is Microsoft’s action-RPG series set in fantasy worlds. It has been dormant since its third entry in 2010. Playground Games, part of the Forza Horizon franchise, has taken over the IP from the original studio Lionhead. Fable is the studio’s first title that doesn’t belong to the racing series. However, it seems like the ForzaTech engine could power the new game. We don’t know much about Fable, but the Microsoft Store claims it is “a new beginning” for the iconic franchise. This sure sounds like a reboot.
To IGN’s Podcast Unlocked Phil Spencer stated that Playground Games’ Fable would remain “light-hearted” but will be “a bit more British” than Anvowed or The Elder Scrolls. This means that we will be hunting chickens again.
What is Fable?
Fable is an action RPG game series originally created by Lionhead Studios before its closure in 2016.
Fable takes place in Albion, a fictional nation made up of many independent city-states separated by vast areas of wilderness or countryside. It was initially been inspired by medieval Europe.
The games are set in the same universe, but the stories do not relate. The sequel takes place 500 years after the original, while the third takes place 50 years later.
Although Fable 4 rumours have been around since before the Xbox One’s release, the absence of a number at the Playground Games entry suggests it is likely to be a relaunch.
Bad news, folks! Playground Games had hired a team to write scripts in October 2019. It’s unlikely that we will see a new Fable any time soon.
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