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Microsoft is reportedly reviving the Fable franchise with Forza developer Playground at...

By Polycount ยท 5 replies
Jan 17, 2018
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  1. Despite Peter Molyneux's history of overpromising and underdelivering, there's no denying the Fable series has achieved quite a bit of success since the first title launched back in 2004. Though some may argue that the series lost its way over time, it seems that Microsoft may be interested in bringing it back to its RPG roots.

    According to a Eurogamer report, Microsoft has tasked UK developer Playground -- best known for racing titles like Forza Horizon -- with reviving the series. Though the report states this news came from "sources close to the project," when asked to comment on the matter, Microsoft simply said they do not comment on "rumor or speculation." Other outlets have received similar statements.

    The upcoming Fable game will take the series in a slightly new direction in the form of an open-world, "story and character-focused" action RPG. This is hardly a surprise given the massive success of titles like The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 but it does mark a pretty significant departure from the traditional Fable formula which mostly centered around smaller gameplay hubs.

    Eurogamer notes that the game won't be coming anytime soon with Playground still reportedly working on gathering the required 200 members to begin full development.

    It remains to be seen whether or not Playground's experience developing racing titles will translate to the broader scope of the open-world RPG genre but it's nice to see the series pick up steam once again.

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  2. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 832   +339

    Cool, until the launch I can just keep playing the lost chapters like I have been for 13 years.
    Reehahs and Burty117 like this.
  3. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,335   +311

    Lost Chapters is amazing, so that doesn't sound like a bad thing. ;)

    Anyway, here's hoping this new game isn't terrible and doesn't get canceled.
    Reehahs, Burty117 and psycros like this.
  4. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    It will probably suck and you can only buy it from microsoft app store so it behaves like a virus, only way to remove it is to format the drive. If they release it on steam and it doesn't suck I might buy the goty version from sale.
  5. serverus14

    serverus14 TS Rookie

    Can't wait for this. I'm soooooo excited right now! (I'm a solid fan of the Lost Chapters)
  6. amghwk

    amghwk TS Maniac Posts: 379   +212

    Another revive/remake/rehash/sequel????


    What happened to game design innovation?

    Can't think of new story and premise anymore?


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