No confirmation that Fable will have cars though :(

Fable Fans Should Take Confidence From Forza Horizon, Says Xbox Boss

Back in 2020, Microsoft revealed that a new Fable game was in the works. However, despite the game’s lack of E3 presence this year, Xbox’s Phil Spencer has provided a brief update on the game’s development. According to a statement made on a recent episode of the Dropped Frames podcast, Spencer believes that fans should “take confidence” from Playgrounds’ experience with the Forza franchise [via VGC]:

“The only thing I can really say about Fable is, seeing the pedigree of the team and Playground, and where they set the bar for themselves in building a game—I think that showed with the Forza Horizon 5 preview that they had—I think people should just take confidence in that [studio director] Gavin [Raeburn] and the team there have that same level of focus on doing something amazing with an IP that we know is really important to a lot of Xbox fans, so we can’t wait to get to show more, but the team is just amazing.”

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It’s needless to say that Microsoft is taking the future of Fable seriously. According to VGC, various video game veterans are currently working on the RPG, including developers from Rocksteady, Ninja Theory, Gearbox and BioWare.


If you’re unfamiliar with Playground Games’ previous work, the studio has been working on the Forza Horizon series since 2012. While Forza and Fable are drastically different at their core, the racing series is a testament to the studio’s abilities.

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Hopefully, Microsoft will reveal more about the new Fable game soon. While the project could be in development for a while yet, Phil Spencer’s reassurance about the RPG should incite some confidence in Playground Games’ abilities.

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