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Microsoft On The Future Of The Fable Series

Xbox general manager Shannon Loftis talks about if the RPG series may return someday.

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Pantz1010d ago

It will happen. That's why it's mentioned here.

Zeref1010d ago

I'm sure it will come back soon, soon being 2-3 years.

SilverDemon1010d ago

Remember battletoad t-shirt?? Still waiting

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freshslicepizza1011d ago

They have lots of IP's they could revisit, they just need to get on it and hire more talent.

iNcRiMiNaTi1010d ago

Yeah I'm still waiting for another Perfect Dark but MS doesn't seem to care about it

Sciurus_vulgaris1010d ago

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.

badz1491010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

not even Rare cares about it

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AcidDvl1010d ago

"They have lots of IP's"

Nice joke hahaha

Zeref1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

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

conanlifts1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

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.

JokerBoy4221010d ago

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.

Why o why1010d ago

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.

TheRealTedCruz1009d ago (Edited 1009d ago )

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.

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1Victor1010d ago

@ 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

andrewsquall1010d ago

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.

theXtReMe11010d ago

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

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lelo2play1011d ago (Edited 1011d ago )

Microsoft should make a deal with Obsidian and let them develop a new Fable game.

343_Guilty_Spark1010d ago

Rare could do it after SEA of Thieves

Xerneas1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

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.

Zeref1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

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.

Godmars2901011d ago

Only as something that favors multiplayer I'd wager.

edeprez1010d ago

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.

Godmars2901010d ago

And yet this is the company that places little to no value in SP games.

Godmars2901010d ago

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.

veicht1010d ago

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.

TankCrossing1010d ago

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.

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