A number of the rumors swirling around a Fable 4 or next-gen Fable reboot open the door to the potential for it to be Xbox's Breath of the Wild.
Well, we know that PLayground games are proficient at open world and they can effectively use that to create an open world Fable.
still feels weird, since their open world games were only racing and you couldn't interact with it. I don't think they have that expertise yet with open worlds. They are yet to prove it.
Good companies make good games... Playground good... Playground make Fable good...
They are proficient in racing open world game design, not RPGs an entirely different beast. I'm not saying they can't do it mind you, just keep expectations at bay and wait for them to show us their work first.
I guess Forza Horizon is kinda like an RPG. You do upgrade your car
I dont understand why people think a developer cant jump genre and still take their prestige with them. At the end of the day they are fantastic developers and their skills come with them no matter what the genre is. Naughty Dog and Guerilla have proved this too
Worked out pretty good with gorilla games going from Killzone to Horizon Zero Dawn. Talented devs can go into different genres with no problems.
Making a proficient ‘open world racer’ doesn’t really equate to making proficient open world rpg’.. Horizon’s open world design is just a small step above Burnout Paradise’s open word design.
It needs to be a good game. Assuming of course it's actually happening. If it is then Series X won't be lacking at all in the RPG first party content with inXile and Obsidian also rumored to be working on RPG's. It'll be a stark contrast to this gen where the Xbox One was known for being the home for the best racing games and not very much else.
Xbox was all about racing and shooting. It is good that they are trying to diversify their library now.
With 16 and soon maybe 17 if the Konami rumors turn out to be true. Should give the Xbox much needed diversity in styles of games coming out of the first party studios. When does Xbox get its 7 hour movie......errr game with LGBBQT that seems to be the rage on PlayStation
@SLish83 they have Tell Me Why coming. I'm hoping they're satisfied with all of the woke points from that and don't let it infest their other stuff
Could be quite difficult. But Playground Games is a talented devs, we might get something special on our hands.
Yea man I play 90% on my PS and 10% between switch and xbox. But if Sony doesn’t step up their fun (and deep) RPG game this next gen and get a franchise revived like Dark Cloud or Rogue Galaxy to compete with other massive jrpg’s then their lineups are going to become repetitive and stale in my opinion. They can’t continue to solely bank on telling good stories in games, they need to be complimented with gameplay that doesn’t get repetitive after 5-10 hours and nothing to do other than combat encounters or finding collectibles. Getting a bit tired of it. God of War was excellent though, and Last of Us 2 is going to be great again from a pacing and gameplay perspective similar to the first.
I mean... if you want Japanese RPG which Dark Cloud and Rouge Galaxy both are, PlayStation has WAY more than xbox and even Switch. I mean they are not all made by Sony but I'm not sure why that would matter. I have tons of Japanese RPG's and VN's and things that are only on PlayStation, it's why I have it and like it so much. PlayStation is the place to be if you want RPG's.
It matters because when a company rakes in over 70 billion a year they have the financing to make great rpg’s. Not a slight towards other third party rpg developers at all. Also as I mentioned in the beginning, I play 90% on my Playstation, so I’m aware of the rpg catalogue that’s exclusively on the console. I’m specifically waiting for one of their highly acclaimed 1st party studios to take on a franchise of that caliber.
I don't recall Sony creating RPGs or having a RPG studio. All of the RPG games come from third-party studios which are some times published by Sony but very rarely.The most I seen were from the Ps1 and Ps2 era. Level 5 is an example early on but their most recent game have come from Bandai Namco. Studio Japan do give a helping hand but they are now relegated to VR games. Other than that Sony have never really been an RPG maker and relies on third party for the RPG fix. From Sony last gen all I remember is white knight chronicles being a Sony only JRPG. Sony is focused on making its games, third-person story-driven games and is getting most of its studios to follow the same formula. I highly doubt they will attempt RPG especially not western RPG which Xbox has more experience with such as fable, mass effect, jade empire, knights of the old republic. And now with 3 rpg focused studios inxile, obsidian and playground games they have their foot firmly set on rpgs
Mass effect and jade was BioWare? Just because it was with Microsoft doesn’t mean it was from them, unless they help develop it. Also if I recall MS for the last 3 gen was all about shooters and racing game so if MS can diversify there library (after 3 gen mind you), what makes you think Sony can’t next gen? But at the same time it’s you that I’m talking to. You promote MS like they pay you. I wouldn’t be surprise if you were Phil himself.
"Mass effect and jade was BioWare?" They were published by Mircosoft. "Also if I recall MS for the last 3 gen was all about shooters and racing game so if MS can diversify there library (after 3 gen mind you), what makes you think Sony can’t next gen?" "(after 3 gen mind you)" As if fable1,2,3, Mass effect, Jade empire and many more didn't happen. And not to forget the jrpg that MS published like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon. "what makes you think Sony can’t next gen?" Didn't say they can't...its just they never invested or made a western RPG or have invested on jrpg this gen. so the likelihood is low. Sony is not after RPG studios because they want to make third-person story-driven games. Almost all of their studios are doing that because their fanbase likes games like that.
Yeah publish but didn’t make. Your reaching as always for MS lol Same with lost odyssey ( one of my favorite) and blue dragon. You discredit Sony for all the third party studio games made but here you go listing it for MS. Don’t be Bias.
"can't...its just they never invested or made a western RPG" Lol... The mother of all MMORPGs Ever Quest came from Sony Online Entertainment.
"Sony is focused on making its games tps driven games.." Funny, when someone says xbox, all i can think of is online fps and racing....for 3 generations.
Well I wouldn’t consider Zelda an rpg but I agree with you. Sony has so much potential rpgs. They need to reboot rogue galaxy or dark cloud. Hell I will even take white knight if they fix it.
Agree with you 100%. And to respond to the other guy: “ Sony is not after RPG studios because they want to make third-person story-driven games. Almost all of their studios are doing that because their fanbase likes games like that.” Exactly, which is why I said “ their lineups are going to become repetitive and stale in my opinion.”
I want more of everything... Because more is not less ..
Oh man yes please. Such great times with the first two (and even the 3rd somewhat)
Advanced stylish graphics, a lot of charm and humor, and a good combat system, there’s another great game to be made out of this IP. Just make a good GAME, make it loaded FUN for a single-player to enjoy. Please don’t shove multiplayer and purchasables that can’t be earned in game. Don’t ruin a great potential GAME! Please don’t turn this into another Sea of Thieves, I don’t have a problem with SOT just not my cup of tea. Games not services! 👍🏼
Microsoft lacks the talent and business interests interfere with making games like BOTW. They can attempt to mimic BOTW but it would be similar to how AC:Odyessy tried to mimic Witcher 3. Which was done poorly ofc.
Odyssey was dope. Not like Witcher but still good
Origins was dope, odyssey was bloated! Witcher has a great story and graphics, but gameplay/combat was way overrated.
Odyssey was repetitive tasks with bloated amounts of copied assets across the map. After putting 98 hours into it I've never seen such an amount of bloat in my life. The writing was the most awkward part of the experience with many quests veering into sudden romance sex cutaways after a fight. They tried to do the whole gray morality choices thing that Witcher 3 has done, but outside of one quest they make the choices black and blue anyway, since the results are either good or bad.
Na. Breath of the wild was overrated. It needs to be better than breath of the wild. It’s needs to be Microsoft’s horizon
just make a great game this series has immense potential while every game has been good it felt like every game could have been so much more
Breath of the Wild is a solid game, but I disagree with the notion that any game needs to be equivalent to another. Comparing something to another popular IP and saying it needs to be its system's answer to that is a disservice to it. Fable is its own series and a new game should be the best Fable game it can be.
Too bad it probably wont be ... that kinect driven fable and than that fable that dies horribly in development arebt giving me much hope
Nothing will be Breath of the Wild, even sequel will do something new. Fable just needs to be Fable, and hopefully more like 2 than 3. With style, humor, details and NPC interactivity. People confident in Playground Games, but they made only racing games so far. Hopefully it's Guerrilla Games type of a change, where they will make RPG better than their racing games.
It will be!
Fable always has it's own charm and can definitely stand on it owns. Zelda or final fantasy are always among the favorite because they have consistence recognizable characteristics to them that make them memorable. Fable is the same in that aspect. Zelda has memorable characters (link, zelda, fairies, ganon, enemies, interesting environmental experiments, triforce, etc...) Final fantasy has chocobo, summoning, gods and lore, magic, fantasy settings...etc... Fable has demon doors, an undying mysterious luming characters like Theresa, Jack of blades, lady gray (love that resurrection quest in fable 2), the holy vs dark lord factions, humors, the economics systems, the ever changing world of Albion. But the most important, bread and butter imo, aspect of fable is its citizens (the NPCs) which most gamers seems to gloss over. If you ever truly spend time with them (interactions, listen, pay attention), they can b quite amazingly quirky, funny, yet has complex personalities, opinionated, caring, jealousy, changes...etc...just like a real human beings if I ever saw one in games. This is something not many other game have. Most games NPCs are like an after though, a place holder to move the story along, where as they are the star in fable.
Personally I think it needs a complete restructure in the same way God of War did. I'm not saying it needs to play like that, but it needs to be a new fresh modern "blow ya balls off" experience. A true AAA flagship title for Xbox as god knows it really needs some right now.
Controversial: Fable needs to be Fable!
I feel like I've been waiting to see this forever! I cant wait to see what comes of it and I hope the rumours of Playground developing it are true
Don't try to be something you're not.
LMAO, good for the people that like games like that.
Never played fable 1 but 2 was a very joyful, exciting and satisfying experience.
Fable just needs to be what was originally envisioned by Molneaux, which it never was.
I think it'll be great maybe even fantastic. But it's asking it to be the highest scoring game on metacritic, winner of all these game awards and selling 15million+ counting? That's a tall order I don't think it needs to be that at all. Microsoft has 15 solid to prestigious studios that they don't need a single system seller really. As long as Fable is fresh, beautiful and fun to play it'll be exactly what it needs to be.
Just be open, combat face paced, colorful and full of humor.
It just needs to be a good game. I think it well have different tone than previous games but still try to keep some of the humor
Honestly a Fable announcement would be huge news for Xbox players who like RPGs. I hope they make some type or announcement or better yet surprise us with it coming out during the XSX launch. Highly unlikely but that’s something to consider when it comes to surprising the audience.
Well maybe once Microsoft actually starts making good. Then we can talk.
There just needs to be a bigger and better fable for next gen. Fable 2 was excellent in every sept it doesn't need to copy botw which is only highly rated by ecause its zelda
Fable needs to do its own thing, not try to copy another.
and please NOT ONLINE ONLY. a proper offline single player story like the other games.
Fable needs to be, well... FABLE, first and foremost. The first game and Fable 2 are some of the best WRPG's on any platform. Instead of chasing system sellers like Zelda and Horizon (Playground Games' hiring requirements when this new Fable project started on Linkedin, specifically asked/mentioned "experience with AAA games/RPG's like Horizon Zero Dawn"), it needs to recapture and carve it's own identity in the modern games industry, as a profitable first party IP. Playground are no doubt THE BEST, Xbox had to offer this generation. But for a completely different genre, where the ONLY similarity between them (Fable and Forza Horizon) is an "open world", they're on a new slate and write from ground up. Their talent and track record screams "success!", but I'll wait for at least the reveal trailer at the microsoft event in july before making bold assumptions.
Ugh it would be so good. Any other game being Breath of the Wild quality and grandeur would be great, but Xbox could use it, for sure!
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