Fable is one of those adventure, magic and fantasy games that you know will not be lacking even a bit of humor. With Playground Games (parents of Forza Horizon) in charge of its development, the head of the Xbox house Phil Spencer, wanted to share more details about this new proposal. It seems that he will a marked “British” tone, and that we can enjoy this story before The Elder Scrolls 6. Which is quite promising considering that Bethesda’s RPG won’t arrive for a few years.
Fable: A very ‘British’ game to arrive sooner than we think … hopefully
Phil Spencer has been present on the podcast of IGN on the occasion of the 500th episode, and took the opportunity to share his thoughts on some of the titles that are being forged in the offices of Xbox Game Studios. One of the games that was part of the conversation was the reboot of the saga Fable, which is cooking in the Playground Games studios. He referred to this title while talking about another role-playing magic game that will also be released in the Xbox catalog: Avowedby Obsidian. In this sense, the head of the green house defends that these games are very different from each other.
Since the Obsidian project came to light, some fans have considered this game as the “replacement” for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, Spencer has a very different take on this: “The games are very differentSo maybe I have to say this is our version of this, “he explains.” When I think of our lineup, and I think of that more basic fantasy RPG setup, I think Avowed be a great participant“.
“Fable has always been more cheerful and more British”
Y Fable? It seems that this project, which Playground Games takes over after the closure of Lionhead Studios, will also have its own distinction: something that was already clear to us with the reveal of its first preview. “It is evident that Fable always has been more cheerful and a little more British, I think it could be said like this, and I think Playground will keep it in that tone “, Spencer pointed out. In addition, he throws himself into the pool to affirm that we will play it before another great contender in the genre:”The Elder Scrolls 6 It is further away and when it comes out I think it will be amazing“.
Spencer ended this topic by returning to the comparisons with Skyrim: “I think that Avowed mark some clear differences with what Elder Scrolls has done in a traditional way“He continued.” This obviously takes place in the world of Pillars of Eternity and stuff … “But this is how Spencer could say.
Fable: A new beginning
Spencer has previously been very confident with the project that Playground Games is up to: “The only thing I can really say about Fable is that we look at the pedigree of the team and Playground, and where they set the bar for themselves in terms of creating video games, “said the head of Xbox. This title, announced last summer of 2020, uses the Forza engine Horizon and has industry veterans drawn from Rocksteady, Ninja Theory, Gearbox y BioWare.
Regarding the approach, it aims to combine elements of the original saga with new ideas and characteristics. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, did not hesitate to compare the creation of this new Fable with the launch of a new Star Wars movie: “It’s just as challenging.” The game will debut on PC and Xbox Series X / S.