Fable Return Rumor

Eurogamer reports Microsoft is planning a new Fable game, saying they are tapping Forza Horizon developer Playground to continue the RPG series. This is unconfirmed, as Microsoft has responded by saying they do not comment on rumor or speculation. They get responses to this news from Lionhead and the series originators express mixed feelings about hearing their project is moving on without them. Here's what they say they've learned about this:
We've heard the new Fable is planned as a story and character-focussed open-world action RPG. A significant investment in its development is also planned, with some 200 people set to work on the game at Playground's newly-established second office in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Don't expect to play this new Fable any time soon, however. We've heard it's early days in terms of development, with Playground currently staffing up the team from double digits to its triple digit target.
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Jan 18, 2018, 08:33
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Woo, new Fable game. Looking forward to it!
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Jan 18, 2018, 06:23
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Jan 18, 2018, 06:23
 Rilcon
 
I really liked Fable 2, and 3 was fun, though felt less and less like "what was promised". And, I dunno, I thought story and the comedy were fine.

As for the studio being known for racing games, that doesn't mean much. Plenty of studios are known for only one genre and then do perfectly well with a completely different one. Most important part really is that they have a good management/production structure and culture, rest is transferable knowledge and hiring.
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Jan 17, 2018, 18:33
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Jan 17, 2018, 18:33
 
Compared to Witcher and Gothic, Fable felt to me like a soulless tech demo. Maybe because they had shit story writers.
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Jan 17, 2018, 16:35
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Jan 17, 2018, 16:35
 Cutter
 
I thought this property, like most of Petey's stuff, wasn't very good at all.
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Jan 17, 2018, 15:14
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Jan 17, 2018, 15:14
 Verno
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 14:08:
What is the Fable IP anyways? The world is pretty bland. Fart jokes and karma systems tied to character appearance?

Fart jokes, a dog and karma.
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Jan 17, 2018, 15:03
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Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 10:18:
a story and character-focussed open-world action RPG

"We saw how well Breath of the Wild did, and want some of that action! So we tabbed a racing game dev for it. Nothing can go wrong here, right?"

Edit: Fixed bad quote tag

Yup. That's fucking Mickeyshit right there. Retard level is all maxed out with them jokers.
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What is the Fable IP anyways? The world is pretty bland. Fart jokes and karma systems tied to character appearance?
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Jan 17, 2018, 13:58
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Jan 17, 2018, 13:58
 
I dunno how I feel about this. Playground has made the most consistently awesome racing series since Burnout was murdered by EA. But they’re a team of racing game veterans, and I’m not sure what an RPG from devs like that would turn out like. Hopefully they hire people who have done that sort of game before.

Then again, Blizzard had never made a FPS and knocked it out of the park. So while it’s unlikely Playground will pull off a modern classic, I wouldn’t write them off yet. And no matter what it turns out to be, it will be CRAZY gorgeous.

Most of you have probably written off the new game due to it being a win10 only title. It’ll be a super ridiculous complaint about it whenever it actually comes out but I have no doubt some of you will be clinging to win7. Playground DOES do a LOT of post-release support on their games, FH3 went from a trainwreck to being spectacular...as long as you use Nvidia.
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Jan 17, 2018, 12:19
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For a minute I thought it was another Fable comic book game like Telltale games was making and I was like "Neat!" because I enjoyed that.

Then I saw it's the other Fable and lost interest.
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Jan 17, 2018, 11:39
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Wtf, why aren't they using the greatest developer, since developers got developed?
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Jan 17, 2018, 11:00
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Jan 17, 2018, 11:00
 Verno
 
Fable never really fulfilled its potential and frankly I think they would be better investing in entirely new IP. They had what, 3-4 Fable games already? 3 mainline and 1 stupid offshoot or something like that.
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Jan 17, 2018, 10:19
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Well this time we can least be sure that the dev team won't be left staring aghast as Molyneux makes some utterly ludicrous promise that they can't possibly come close to delivering on.
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a story and character-focussed open-world action RPG

"We saw how well Breath of the Wild did, and want some of that action! So we tabbed a racing game dev for it. Nothing can go wrong here, right?"

Edit: Fixed bad quote tag

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