We still don’t have who knows how much and who knows what news. The reboot of Fable, announced in the now distant 2020 during the Xbox showcase of that hot summer, is “flying low”. Development proceeds quietly between the Playground Games offices. According to Alan Hartman, head of Turn10, the developers are making great progress with the works. The “boss” spoke very briefly about it in a post on Twitter after a quick visit to the studios. In the same tweet – available below – Hartman says 2023 will also be a big year for Forza Horizon 5, another Playground creature.
However, it should be remembered that, of Fable, there has been no concrete news since July 2022 that is, when Playground announced that it had welcomed Anna Megill, Narrative Designer of Control and Dishonored, into its offices. Between 2021 and last year, however, only a few rumors and some statements of circumstance now coming from Phil Spencer, now from Matt Booty.
The topic has been covered several times by the CEO of Microsoft Games. Spencer has not spared praise for the work of Playground Games also anticipating that Fable it could be a light and “British” style product. Always Spencer also expressed his regret for the closure – in 2016 – of Lionhead, the original study of the series. It was Microsoft who pulled the plug. Definitely more cautious in his statements Matt Booty. The head of Xbox Games Studios limited himself to stating that further news on Fable will be shared only when they are available.
Less encouraging were some indiscretions shortly before Booty’s words. In fact, Playground’s inexperience with the RPG genre would delay the work. A gap that the studio may have filled recently, however, at least according to the latest statements from Microsoft which enhance what has been done by the authors of Forza Horizon up to now and capable, according to Redmond, of capturing the spirit of the series.
Source: Alan Hartman