Xbox general manager Shannon Loftis talks about if the RPG series may return someday.
Don’t bet on it
It will happen. That's why it's mentioned here.
I'm sure it will come back soon, soon being 2-3 years.
Remember battletoad t-shirt?? Still waiting
They have lots of IP's they could revisit, they just need to get on it and hire more talent.
Yeah I'm still waiting for another Perfect Dark but MS doesn't seem to care about it
That would be one of the better IPs for MS to attempt to bring back. Perfect Dark has both singleplayer and MP, plus PDZ was popular on 360 during its early years.
not even Rare cares about it
"They have lots of IP's" Nice joke hahaha
What joke? It's true.
Perfect Dark Banjo Kazooie Blinx Blue Dragon Lost Oddysey Conker Kameo Fuzion Frenzy Viva Piñata BattleToads Black And White Phantom Dust MechAssault Crimson Skies Just to name a few of the older ones that people want to see. Recent released IP's that they should revisit. Killer Instinct (New engine please!) Ryse, Recore Fable, Quantum Break Alan Wake Scalebound ( rip ) some under the radar but also cool ones. Tao Feng Comic Jumper The Gunstringer Marlow Briggs Bloodforge Ninety Nine Nights Ascend Hand of Kul Yup I think they have plenty to work with. But I believe they'll rather create new IPs than revisit old ones. Even ignoring big ones like Banjo, Conker and Fable
They have well over 100 IP's. Games like age of empires, battletoads, mech warrior, Banjo Kazooie etc etc. The issue is that MS seems to sit on the vast majority of them without doing anything. Then even when they do, like Age of Empires, they randomly announce it is windows exclusive.
They actually do own a crap ton of IPs, they just dont care about them. Theyd rather put all their money on Forza, Gears, and Halo. Hopefully theyll get their shit together now after all the bashing they got over barely releasing anything this whole year.
Quantity over quality.
Ms have sat on a lot of potential for too long. Not all of them are stellar or have high sales potential but there are some gems in there. Guess it's down to what ms feel can be profitable over what the old skool fans want. It's their business model.
Haters never fully grasp the catalog of amazing titles and series that Microsoft actually has at their disposal. Unfortunately, I ALMOST give it a pass, being that Microsoft takes so little advantage of it. If they would make a real, concentrated push; investing real money on new talent, handing off even a few of these titles every couple of years - especially if they keep on the bleeding edge of console tech going forward, well ... Playstation wouldn't have the chance to be growing as complacent as they have these last few years. Tech that pushes 3rd party support, excellent implementation of backwards compatibility, and a strong library of celebrated first-party titles both large scale and niche. This is what could make Microsoft the dominant of the two companies if they just made these moves going forward.
@ moldybrain Agree but they’re not Sony they don’t revive a franchise unless they can micro transactions it to death, online multiplayer or it’s guaranteed to sell a lot. Pick one and if it failed in one of those you won’t see the game again
After letting go the BEST people who could have possibly made a new version of the this game series? It will never happen since we know Microsoft refuses to set up brand new game studios the last 10 years.
Agreed... These are all of the IPs Microsoft owns(Which they could go back and pull from): Adera Aegis Wing Age of Empires Age of Empires Online Age of Mythology Ascend: Hand of Kul Atic Atac Azurik Banjo-Kazooie Bankshot Billiards BattleTech Battletoads Black & White Blast Corps Blinx Bloodforge Blood Wake Blue Dragon Brute Force Bullet Asylum Cobalt Cobra Triangle Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Comic Jumper Conker Crackdown Crimson Alliance Crimson Dragon Crimson Skies Dance Central Deadly Tide Digger T. Rock Eden Falls Endless Skater Every Party Fable Forza Motorsport Fragments Freelancer Fusion Genesis Fuzion Frenzy Galactic Reign Game Chest Series Gears of War Glacier Blast Grabbed by the Ghoulies Gunpowder Gunfright Halo Holobuilder Haunt Hexic High Heat Baseball Hydro Thunder Hurricane Ilomilo Inkquest Infinite Undiscovery Iron Brigade It's Mr. Pants Jawbreaker Jetpac Jet Force Gemini Kalimba Kakuto Chojin Kameo: Elements of Power Killer Instinct Kinectimals Kinect Adventures Kinect Fun Labs Kinect Joy Ride Kinect Sports Kodu Kung Fu Chaos Lips LocoCycle Lost Odyssey Lost Turtle Magatama Marlow Briggs Maximum Chase MechAssault MechCommander MechWarrior Microsoft Flight Microsoft Flight Simulator Microsoft Jigsaw Microsoft Train Simulator Microsoft Treasure Hunt Microsoft Space Simulator Midtown Madness Minecraft Monster Truck Madness Monsters Love Candy Motocross Madness NightCaster Ninety-Nine Nights Nova Bacon [email protected] Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment Ori and the Blind Forest Perfect Dark Phantom Dust Powerstar Golf Project Gotham Racing Project Milo Project Knoxville Project Spark Quantum Break Quantum Redshift Rallisport Challenge R.C. Pro-Am ReCore Rise of Legends Rise of Nations Roboraid 'Splosion Man Sabreman ScreamRide Scrolls Sea of Thieves Secrets and Treasure Snap Attack Sneakers Slalom Starlancer State of Decay Sudeki Tao Feng The Gunstringer The Harvest The Maw The Movies Throne Together Tinker Tork: Prehistoric Punk Trenched True Fantasy Live Online Viva Piñata Voodoo Vince Whacked! Wizards & Warriors Wordament Wreckateer Xbox Fitness XNA Zoo Tycoon
Every console these days is already GaaS.
He’s a tad slow
Which games are GaaS? Can you tell us.
Slow are we?
Halo Gears Foza A.k.a xbox line up
Gran Turismo Sport
Microsoft should make a deal with Obsidian and let them develop a new Fable game.
Rare could do it after SEA of Thieves
Obsidian would be a good dev. I disliked their games at one point, but they made Fallout NV and South Park. Obsidian are good people.
I think Obsidian is too "American" for Fable. I'm afraid a Fable 4 under Obsidian would lose it's british humor. But I would be all for it if Rare has a big involvement in the development. With Obsidian at the helm and Rare having their back. I think it could be the best fable game ever.
Only as something that favors multiplayer I'd wager.
They just wasted how many millions on fable legends. Total write off, so i doubt they would try the exact same thing right after they cancelled the MMO.
And yet this is the company that places little to no value in SP games.
Also, they wasted how many millions on Kinect? Fixing RRoD back in the day? MS has actively ignored certain types of games and promoted AAA over all else. They think, are absolutely certain, that they're doing the right thing, can only do the right thing, in the face of failure to become established in Japan, and especially by example of the XB1 launch for which the was plenty of forewarning. Don't dare they wont "do the same thing" in the face of such stupidity.
Fable legends wasn't an mmo from what I recall. It was an asymmetric vs game like evolve or biowares canceled shadow realms. You had a team of hero players being fought against by one player controlling the enemy.
Legends wasn't an MMO. A Fable MMO could be awesome (so long as they don't get too caught up in the estabblished WoW template). Seems unlikely we'll get it though.
A fresh reboot of the franchise would probably benefit it most. Similar to what SM did with God of War.
I can't figure out if your name is supposed to mean Long penis, or A very short Asian.
I mean this when I say: Take it for what it is 😂😂😂
Rather have them focus on a new freelancer, so many great IPs that need another entry
Really good we get to see a new fable game
Fable 2 was incredible. Would like be if they could bring back that magic
I do miss Fable but MS needs a good studio to handle it.
Sure it will, as a MP only, micro transacted, loot box title.
I’d buy an Xbox for a rebooted Fable game.
My guess is that if a company ever cancels a game its potential for a future has just been cut in half... Imagine if a mainline Sony or Nintendo game got canceled.
Someday? This series should never had been cancelled. Revamped? Sure. Do what Assassin's Creed creators did and do a reset, but Fable is a staple for many gamers.
MS really screwed the pooch on letting Fable Legends die. Just like Scalebound it was a game they needed badly to bolster their thin lineup. Now with Insomniac openly saying they are looking for a publisher for SS OD 2 it really makes MS look like total asshats in terms of letting games go and killing them off for reasons unknown to basic logic. From what I have heard Insomniac keeps saying to 'ask MS' about the delay in releasing it and its cuz of a supposed two game deal they had agreed upon before the first one dropped. If that's the case then MS has no reason to be stalling like they are. The first game sold over a million and that was at a time when the Xbox was still early in its lifecycle. Now with the X n the horizon they could really make a kickass version of the sequel with X enhancements like 4K Rez and maybe in the meantime it would prompt Insomniac to patch the first game to 4K on the X. MS can invest all this money in new hardware and new controllers every month but they can't even help,publish a game they need desperately in terms of exclusive IP's??? Someone needs to be fired either Shannon or Phil for being so dense!
Well I was in the beta and hate to say it but I'm glad they killed off that joke of a game! Just hope they are able to find talent capable of making Fable what it was first promised to be.
Was it a joke because of its new direction? Who's idea was the change? Some things can't be fixed but sometimes that's down to the concept.
It simply should've been a single player game. The world had this huge what it could of been feeling to it. Multiplayer felt forced and really bland. Now it did have a few fun and funny moments but they were very few. This was a bad direction which unfortunately never should have happened. I wish the the best on the Next Fable game!
Definitely not a good direction as if they were onto something but just couldn't nail it. Hopefully they leave out this type of multiplayer and just stick with single player only, next time around. Good luck to whoever takes over the series. Maybe they can play part one and build off its original vision.
Another good ip ruin thanx to M$
Unless they're going to turn it into an online game, I'm not sure how it would fit into their GaaS model.
Sucks Microsoft owns a lot of ips, that ranged from platformers, single player, fighters, racers, sandbox, even Rpg or Jrpg but now all they’re doing is Halo, Forza, Gears, Crackdown, A new ip every now & then.
It has no future.
They should have never canceled the game, and closed Lionhead. Phil is proof, that Men are STUPID!
Maybe a good time to release a new one would have been...oh I dunno...AT THE RELEASE OF A NEW CONSOLE?!?!? Fable is dead because MS doesn't know what to do with it or how to maintain their own franchises.
Fable 2 was the only decent one , 3 was garbage . They were trying to make the last one a money sink instead of focusing on a good game and it got canned last minute. I really dont have any faith in MS unless they have an outside studio do it and leave them alone totally or it could turn out like Scalebound
Oh it will come back but it should stay on Xbox and not go to windows, sense Age of Empires is a Microsoft Windows exclusive, Xbox needs a Microsoft exclusive game which should be Fable.
I would almost bet they have a new fable in development as we speak. Legends was a really nice looking game graphically wouldn't be mad if they had rare working on salvaging something out of all the work already done there. Even if its just a Diablo rip off set in the fable world. Either way a full on rpg is a must. That ip has a lot of potential.
I would love to see a left4dead style 4 Vs 1 melevelant director(who can play in RTS, add zombies, a crushendo moment, add weather effects, add poison rain, create creatures from their vault, where the games so unpredictable and ever changing while the director sends in dogs , each map has a theme.) The team will have wielders to lock doors, guns, and if they succeed the game gets harder the player can spawn into the game as their creation turning the game into evolve.(but the player can custom build their monsters then play them if the conditions in favour of losing or have one look like their team mates, who you thought walked of and died but it's actually the directors manipulating the team by muting the player who died) Wow I want to play it ohhh.
I'd love to see another ninety nine nights, loved that game, but ms do have plenty they could bring back it's just a case of them getting some more dev teams together again which I'm sure they can manage to do and are capable of doing.
I was really hoping to play Fable Legends honestly, the beta was surprisingly nearly complete. I t was fun too. I am still looking forward to fable fortune though.
Well they certainly need something now that Extreme Fidget Spinning Deluxe has been delayed.
I remember when the Xbox (Fable) was out, my friend had the Xbox I had the PS2 of course, he bought Fable told me to come over to play it because it's one of the best games he ever played, I had just got done beating Shenmue 2 off of the dreamcast and I played Fable, and I was like wow, Microsoft just may make me convince my parents to buy me an xbox, because funds were limited I used to go over to his house all of the time and play it on my saved game file. I said that to say Fable was epic, I never did get an xbox, never got to play the other game iterations, but it's a shame to see what they were trying to do to the game with the cancelled version and what became of the game "getting cancelled" hopefully it comes back, the fans of the series deserves a this. Especially now that Microsoft have 3 "actually good exclusives, Halo, Gears and Forza" They could use Fable especially on XoX
seems like a new Fable could have been a great showcase for the one x, oh well.
Can we at least get a fable mmo.
It might return to bolster the next generation Xbox launch window. Unfortunately it will probably be online only with MTs and loot boxes.