July 3, 2022

Is Fable 4 Finally Happening?

When Lionhead closed just over two years ago, everyone thought Fable 4 was off the table. The Fable creator was shut down in early 2016, and with it went Fable Legends, the free-to-play, multiplayer version of the classic open-world series. And of course, the dream of Fable 4 went too. Or so we thought.

In January this year, Eurogamer managed to get a scoop on the fact that Fable 4 actually exists, so now at least we know that it is coming, just not from Lionhead. According to the report, which comes from ‘sources close to the project’, the next Fable is in the works by another UK-based developer, PlayGround Games. This is the studio which has made its name by creating the popular Forza Horizon series.

Today the senior producer at Playground Games tweeted the following and has all but confirmed the rumours.


Microsoft has always believed in the Fable IP

In early 2017, long after Lionhead closed, Xbox boss Phil Spencer actually tweeted that he thought the Fable series still had potential. That was about the time that people started to speculate that there might be a little glimmer of hope for Fable 4. https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/858710300404482048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamesradar.com%2Ffable-4-release-date-news-rumours%2F&tfw_creator=gamesradar&tfw_site=gamesradar

Not that this had much weight at the time and seemed nothing more than an off the cuff comment, with the recent confirmation, this now seems to further cement Microsoft’s support of the IP. With the guys at Playground Games recently opening another studio and advertising for more staff it seems Microsoft are getting behind the British studio in whatever they are working on.

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