Rumors have persisted for weeks that Microsoft is planning on reviving the Fable franchise with Fable 4, which is said to be in development at Forza Horizon studio Playground Games. While the game has yet to be officially announced, a recent interview with Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton suggests that it is being developed with Xbox One X as its lead platform.
Fulton recently discussed the next title from Playground Games, rumored to be Fable 4, in an interview with Daily Star. Here’s what Fulton had to say about how the studio’s next game is being developed with the Xbox One X as its lead platform and why:
“Ease of development in the Xbox One X’s make up provides a really great development platform, not just for that console but also the whole family of devices and even PC. As we work on our current project, which is currently undisclosed but is also occupying our studio at the moment, we’re creating it with the Xbox One X as the lead platform.”
If Fable 4 is in development, it would make sense for the Xbox One X to be its lead platform. After all, the Xbox One X has enjoyed strong sales since its launch late last year, and stands as the most powerful video game console currently on the market. However, even though Fable 4 is rumored to have the Xbox One X as its lead platform, the game should still be playable on standard Xbox One consoles as well as PC.
Of course, it’s possible that Fable 4 isn’t the next title from Playground Games at all. Another rumor floating around is that Forza Horizon 4 is currently in development at the studio, and that it will be set in Japan. Hopefully Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference offers some more clarity on that front.
Whether or not Fable 4 is in development is up for debate, but more evidence of its existence seems to cropping up. It will be interesting to find out if the game is in development, and if it will retain the dark and gritty R-rated tone that was originally meant for it when it was originally in development at the now-defunct Lionhead Studios.
Fable 4 is rumored to be in development for PC and Xbox One.
Source: Daily Star