Fable 4 rumors and leaks are nothing new, and now that Xbox's E3 press conference has come to pass with no expected reveal, that rumor mill is in full swing. When the studio behind the infamous Fable franchise shut down, the devastation was immediately felt among hardcore fans. According to a recent posting spotted over on LinkedIn, it looks like not all is lost with the rumored project because it looks like it could have some of the original team attached to it in addition to a few Rockstar devs.
The studio behind the rumored Fable 4 is Playground Games and it looks like they are going all in when it comes to development. The team recently added several new members, including developers from Lionhead Studios and Rockstar Games. The new hires were confirmed by Playground Games itself courtesy of its Resource Manager, Nick Duncombe, in a recent posting on the networking site, boasting a stronger than ever team, including a few fans favs that worked on Red Dead Redemption 2.
The additions are exciting, especially on the heels of an earlier leak over on Reddit, "Albion and Aurora are gone. 'Lands reduced to fables.' The Spire was rebuilt and used by a mad king to wish that an asteroid would strike the planet. He also wished it would happen again in the far future. Eons later and everything is new (medieval themed, new continents) and you have to stop the destruction of the planet again. Theresa and a Heroes Guild are preserved on another planet via a demon door. Time Travel heavily involved in play. Jack of Blades returns."
Other features include:
- First/Third Person
- In Depth character creator
- Completely Open
- No guns
- Can ignore main quest and never become a hero
- Players can build towns, ties into main quest heavily if you get the bad ending and fail
- Unreal Engine
The possibility of this being legitimate is higher than usual since we know that Microsoft is very much interested in a new Fable and that it will, predictably, be for the Xbox One. The developer being heavily rumored to be PlayGround Studios, with many leaks and hiring boards to back up this prediction.
Whether it will truly be another Fable or simple a "spiritual successor" to that of Fable 3 also remains to be seen, but given that we've had our hopes smashed for an E3 reveal, we're keeping close tabs on this project.