Ten years since the last main entry in the series, Fable is back, with a teaser trailer confirming a fourth game is in development for the upcoming Xbox Series X.
Rounding off the Xbox Games Showcase, the game — simply known as Fable as of right now — was revealed in a short cinematic. In pure Fable humor, the trailer showed a fairy, gracefully flying through a lush, gorgeous fantasy setting — only to be unceremoniously eaten by a frog.
Next to nothing is known about this new title, or even if it will get a new name to differentiate itself from the first entry in the series, but a look at the aesthetic is telling. With its vast open, undeveloped fields, it appears that Fable is taking a step back from the industrial revolution setting of Fable 3. The only town in sight does look well populated and well built, very reminiscent of Fable 2.
However, the fairy in the trailer suggests this is a world much more in touch with magic than the second game was, in which the player character was one of the last remaining heroes. Therefore, this could all suggest that Fable fits in between the first two titles, in terms of continuity.
In a Fable first, original developers, Lionhead Studios, do not appear to have anything to do with this, nor its infamous creator of the series, Peter Molyneux. Instead, Playground Games take the reins with this game, a very different genre considering their past projects exclusively consist of the Forza Horizon series.
Fable is set to release in 2021 for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass.
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