Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is reportedly working on a new Fable game, and 22cans designer Peter Molyneux, who created Microsoft's fantasy role-playing series, shared with IGN what he'd like to see from the upcoming title.
Damnit, Molyneux! The ultimate hypeman returns and does it again. It's a gift... Even when you're long gone, you swoop in and describe a brilliant vision for a Fable game, only to remind us all that we've heard this song too many times. Now I know exactly what won't happen. His ideas are fantastic though.
At least Molyneux has nothing to do with this game, so it might be amazing!
Oh well look on the bright side why don't ya! You have a point though. At least there should not be a bug at the end of the game that prevents you from finishing it. And then peter saying it is not cost effective to fix it because only 2% of people complete games.
I think MS is doing a good job by being patient. They really didn't over hype the X and they just let the hardcore pay the high price. But the X is still out there for people to see and dream about someday when the price drops (this November it'll be $399 or $299, maybe no disc drive). So this E3 is a perfect time to show off a few new IP's along with a couple other surprises. Announce the X price drop and Boom, MS is back in the game (not catching PS4 in sales, but XBOX as a brand will mean something again. How many more disagrees do I get than agrees? 2 to 1 ratio? 3 to 1? Place your bets
Maybe people will disagree with your comment because it's completely off topic... you didn't mention anything even remotely related to the article. I'm glad Molyneux isn't involved in the development. Looking forward to see what Playground has to offer.
@CitizenFour I agree with you. My thought came from thinking about how MS isn't blowing their load too early with the announcement(s) of new games. I could see the old MS from a few years ago hyping up the X with the promise of (insert multilpe new games here). Last E3 (2017), they could have easily shown off this new Fable game just to hype the launch of the X. But instead, they held their cards close and didn't show pretty much anything. Hence, my logic of being patient. I'm sure we'll see this new Fable game along with a few new IP's this E3 along with a price drop of the X. So, again, I think MS is doing a good job on how they're handling these new games. Maybe my topic would make for a good article and then I could comment on it there.
I agree that xbox one could be successful for Microsoft but they didn't overhype the X ? The X was super hyped and rightly so because of the price, they had to make sure that gamers understood why the price is that high. Maybe gamers arent hyping it as much but Microsoft really promoted the console. I mean...it was announced a year before realese. On topic, i might be alone on this but i miss peter molyneux. Here's hoping the next fable gets close to the vision he had for the game.
Microsoft didn't over hype the X? That console was announced 18 months in advance, far more than usual and thats all they talked about for 18 months. It was hyped way more than any console in a very long time.
Dont overhype? I remember them putting down PS4 pro for not being [email protected] NATIVE for over a year straight! And then here they are some times 30fps and some times checkerboard.
Didn't Phil say the Xbox One S would sell more than the X? It definitely wasn't overhyped.
Why would Microsoft shut down Lionhead Studios if they actually wanted to have a Fable 4?
If it wasn't making money, it makes sense. Plus you can hardly giveaway the last two games anymore.
Lionhead always over promised these game. I hope a fresh developers take will help
They should ditch Fable and try something new, rpg of course . Fables controls were just to simple, power up one Area effect spell and mash button to kill everything was boring. 2 was pretty decent but the rest were bad and a lot dont even like 2
Lionhead never over promised anything. It was always Molyneux that was running his mouth and promising stuff he never delivered.
@ jznrpg Fable seems to be rebooted, and with talent from several high profile game developers of open world games at the helm. How much more new do you need? The setting for Fable is at home with games like Elder Scrolls, Zelda, and The Witcher, but previous entries were comprised of outdoor hallways and not true open world experiences. If they go full-on RPG it could be amazing, so I'm struggling to see your frustration ATM.
Good question. Some people like to create their own storm then get mad when it rains.
How much of a douchebag would Microsoft look if they actually did make Fable 4 after closing down the longtime developer that created the franchise in the first place two years prior.
Peter left Lionhead in 2012.
Wouldn't be douches at all. Lion head just wasnt cutting it without Peter and the quality of there titles was dropping more and more. I think most have been pretty excited about the possibility of a different studio like Playground Games taking over for a reboot.
If there ever was douchebags...
@ Death I didn’t say anything about Peter Molyneux
It's no different than Bungie leaving and Microsoft approving more Halo games.Peter was the main guy and left. It's called business and perhaps Lionhead without Peter just wasn't worth keeping around. Shouldn't your attention be more on how good a new Fable game might be instead?
It is actually very different. Bungie actually wanted to work on another IP but Microsoft only wanted Halo from them. Bungie eventually bought its independence and still exist to this day. Lionhead devs wanted to continue making Fable games but Microsoft closed down the studio without expressing that they wanted more from the franchise. Idk how you could compare such different instances like they’re the same
This is the one game franchise that would bring me back to Xbox if it turned out to be good. Or just release it on pc and I’ll be happy about that.
It's coming to PC!
If its coming to xbox its coming to PC.
Can’t wait to see what Slopes can make out of this!!
As much as I own an Xbox, I still can't stand the name Peter molyneux, I thouxght that name had died off and now there's a wiff about fable, the name returns to haunt me. I just couldn't stand how he is in front of a camera, his attitude and his silver spoon fed mouth, he was one person I never cared much for hearing because he'd annoy the hell out of me and found him boring. Fable needs to be done on a much bigger scale than what it was, it needs to evolve into something else. It could be a great game again if done rite but keeping it single player in my eyes won't work anymore, especially when the humour is there in the game which I think needs to somehow be shared amongst online players while playing together, because fable does have some crazy humour.
I can understand it if you have issues with him under-delivering with his recent games, but to attack him because of how he speaks is hard to understand. Don't come to England because there are millions of people who sound just like him (Not me, I have a cracking Welsh accent, think Drippy from Nino Kuni!).
Whatever Fable 4 ends up being at least it will be nowhere near as bad as Fable 3
Molyneux is a wonderfully creative game designer. He's guilty of oversharing at inopportune times, sure, but I personally wouldn't mind him back. He's a nice down-to-earth guy that has great ideas.
This guy was more popular than the whole Fable franchise. Heck I remember Microsoft kept on showing his face for marketing purposes last gen
F^*k off Peter you dickhead!
Those are actually good ideas
It's a good thing he isn't working on it, because he was basically the George Lucas to Fable's Star Wars Episodes 1-3 if you know what I mean.
I hope we hear more from him. Half the fun of the old Fables was following the pre-release Molyneux hype machine.
I wonder how his son Milo is doing? /Sarcasm
It's hilarious to watch you fanboys jerk off Peter Molyneux for doing exactly what Sean murray did. To make matters worse Peter has done this BS FOUR times being a exclusive makes everything better huh?
Molyneux was never someone I respected. There are visionary people that can make things actually happen in games. To me, Cliffy B. is an example of that from his work on Gears of War. Things like the chain saws on guns, hammer of dawn, cover system, active reloads, etc. It was just a lot of really cool game mechanics in one game. To me, Molyneux just dreamt but never really knew how to make things a reality. Fable is a good RPG series for XB, but, I don't see it as visionary. And I didn't see the features as cool and amazing.
I have a lot of respect for Peter, people forget that under his leadership we got populous, black & white, dungeon keeper, magic carpet 1 and 2 and fable. yes he sometimes does let his mouth get away from him but I never thought it was manipulative or he lied but more a function of his personality. Hope the new fable game is great as I thought 1 and 2 were superb.
Tragic—putting the future of arguably one of the best franchises in the history of XBOX in the hands of a company whose only pedigree is racing games. I guarantee I am one of the biggest XBOX despizers but even I would consider picking up an XBlyuck One to play a well-made Fable game. "...world-class developers that are known for their racing video games..."—Wikipedia (Regarding talent at Playground Games.) (The amount of hope I have for being wrong is equal to the scope of my adoration for Fable, by the way.)
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