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Microsoft Renews Fable Trademark Amid Sequel Rumours

Microsoft has applied to renew its Fable trademark as rumours of a sequel to Lionhead's RPG franchise continue to swirl. The renewed trademark from Microsoft suggests that the studio has an "intent to use" the IP.

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VenomUK44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

This is the biggest open secret for next-gen, and one that I'm happy about! I really want to go back to a new single-player Fable game and how cool would it be if it's ready as a launch title.

NeoGamer23243d ago

Right now I am on the fence about buying next gen consoles day one. But, a solid showing of Halo and Fable with both being at launch would change that.

But, given that we have seen nothing officially on the next Fable game, I don't see how it comes out at launch.

ColdSin42d ago

I don't believe it will be a launch title. It may be a 2021 title.

Dudeson44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I remember getting a XBOX 360, next to my ps3, just for fable 2. I'm sticking with ps5 this round but a new fable that's also for pc would be a small dream come true.

Lore44d ago

If true Sony should rethink their portfolio strategy. They have nothing to compete with this on the rpg front.

Imortus_san44d ago

No RPG, RTS, Tactics, Open World Racing, 2D Platform, 2D Shootem Up, 2D person Shoot Up, FPS, and many more.

timotim43d ago

Thats because all Sony has been producing this generation is 3D person action games with bow and arrows and platforming elements.

King_Noctis43d ago

They do have "exclusive third person action adventure story driven cinematic games" though.

RamRod8844d ago

With playground, Obsidian, InXile, and Undead Labs, Xbox is going to be the console to own next gen for RPGs.

CaptainHenry91644d ago (Edited 44d ago )

It's strange because most Xbox fans like FPS and third person shooters. But I do agree with you.

RamRod8844d ago

Didn't Fable, KoTor, Mass Effect and other RPG sell great on the Xbox platform. What about Fallout, witcher, Elder scrolls? Xbox owners love RPGs. Stop generalizing all Xbox fans. I could say majority of Sony fans play CoD and Fortnite, but does you do or every Sony fan? Nah

King_Noctis43d ago

"It's strange because most Xbox fans like FPS and third person shooters. But I do agree with you."

So why is CoD constantly the top selling game for the PS4 as well?

CaptainHenry91644d ago

As long as CD project red keeps making RPGs Sony should be fine. Sony still has JRPGs from second and third party developers.

Lore44d ago

That’s the problem. You can’t continue to rely on third party rpg’s. It’s unsustainable. Microsoft planned this out out correctly for once

CaptainHenry91643d ago

They do have horizon zero dawn. One of the best RPGs this generation

RazzerRedux44d ago

Disagree. Horizon Zero Dawn is a superb RPG.

Lore43d ago

Don’t know if that was sarcasm but anyone that believes HZD is an rpg doesn’t play many video games

RazzerRedux43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

lol....what are you talking about? Horizon Zero Dawn is just as much as an action RPG as Fable.

"Horizon Zero Dawn is a PS4-exclusive action role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise."
https://www.metacritic.com/...

Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

Horizon Zero Dawn, an exhilarating new action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creatos of PlayStation's venerated Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn's main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures.
https://www.igdb.com/games/...

Seems everyone but you sees HZD for what it really is: an action RPG.

Lore42d ago

Sorry man, read in between the lines. It’s marketing. Anyone can slap a leveling system on a game with simplistic progression and minimal equipment to purchase (but none to salvage from chests/etc.), and call it a “role-playing game.” Maybe you should play them both back to back before making your claim, so you can be more educated on the topic. I mean this with all do respect

RazzerRedux42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Uh....I've played both thoroughly, thanks. Has nothing to do with my knowledge of either game. Sounds like you just want to phrase this so you can say MS has no competition from Sony in the genre of RPG. Sorry, but they certainly do.

"so you can be more educated on the topic. I mean this with all do respect"

You are not the authority on what is or isn't a RPG. You have an opinion that is at odds with most and that is fine, but you need to stop acting like it is a fact. It just isn't. Just your minority opinion on the matter.

Lore42d ago

Again, you sound uneducated, further proving my point. Should have done research on me to know that I never praise microsoft, except in regards to their UI on xone compared to ps4 - and yes the topic of UI is definitely an opinion of mine, which I would not be the authority of.

Now on the subject of rpg’s, you can say all you want I’m no authority, athough I am correct. The general consensus is that people love Horizon as a game. Okay no problem. However if anyone with a minimal - average gaming IQ was polled to answer what they rate it as an rpg and then put it up against 50 true rpg’s, it would come near the bottom of the list if not dead last. It’s alright man some people are simply delusional and try to compare educated logic and facts to try and pass it off as “opinion” from the other party when they’re unaware, such as you did

And good luck trying to convince anyone other than yourself that you’ve thoroughly played both titles. I just finished both and can tell you one is an rpg, and the other is an action/adventure title with “thrown in” light-rpg mechanics. When I say light, I mean 7 year old light.

Good day to you though man lol

RazzerRedux42d ago

"Again, you sound uneducated"

And yet I am not. Your argument seems to consist of "I'm right cuz I say I'm right and if you disagree then you are just not smart". Frankly, that's idiotic.

"Okay no problem. However if anyone with a minimal - average gaming IQ was polled to answer what they rate it as an rpg and then put it up against 50 true rpg’s, it would come near the bottom of the list if not dead last."

Again...this argument from a position of authority. It is just bullshit. You are not making a valid point at all. All about this perception YOU have over who is educated and who is not. Who has a "higher gaming IQ" and who doesn't. Yeah....I'm sure everyone who had the same opinion as you would rank every game as you see it. And fact is that even if you rank HZD last on the list of RPGs...you've just admitted it is, in fact, an RPG.

"Using an alleged authority as evidence in your argument when the authority is not really an authority (in this case, you) on the facts relevant to the argument. As the audience, allowing an irrelevant authority to add credibility to the claim being made.'
https://www.logicallyfallac...

"And good luck trying to convince anyone other than yourself that you’ve thoroughly played both titles."

lol...well, I played enough to have bought every piece of property in the game including Cemetery mansion. In HZD, I have a platinum trophy. So there it is. You've made bullshit assumptions of your own, now haven't you?

"I just finished both"

lol....really? What an extraordinary and convenient coincidence. lol

"and can tell you one is an rpg, and the other is an action/adventure title with “thrown in” light-rpg mechanics. "

Your opinion. A concept you cannot seem to grasp. I found HZD to be very rich in RPG mechanics. The skill system was well-thought out and gives the ability to unlock some very cool abilities. The weapon system, while not heavy in looting, is great especially in ranged but all have good about of optional buffs to apply. Armor comes in a variety of sets and can be modified for resistance to selected attacks and potions can do the same. These are all RPG mechanics. No, this isn't a system as rich as Divinity: OS or Pathfinder, but neither is Fable and to suggest Fable is leagues beyond HZD is silly. But that is my opinion.

And what I just did was provide an actual argument for my position. You should try it sometime.

Lore42d ago

Lol. The statements you’re trying to make showcase your surface level understanding of what we’re discussing.

Also your link to alleged authority does not apply because if we were in a professional setting where you could be informed properly you would see that the evidence of fact supports my claim. It would require ample time to be explained to those who may be confused. No one’s spitballing, it’s just how you’re perceiving my position.

Again, good luck to you and enjoy your gaming

RazzerRedux42d ago

"The statements you’re trying to make showcase your surface level understanding of what we’re discussing."

And your statements showcase absolutely no understanding at all because you've made zero arguments other than insulting the intelligence of the person you disagree with. You are not discussing RPGs. lol....you are discussing me. It is kind of hilarious.

"Also your link to alleged authority does not apply because if we were in a professional setting where you could be informed properly you would see that the evidence of fact supports my claim. "

lol....yeah, you just try your bullshit in a professional setting. I'm in one every day and your nonsense wouldn't fly for a minute. And your opinion about HZD is not fact. Neither is mine. The difference I understand this. You....well, lol.

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nowitzki200443d ago

Look at you guys always thinking of Sony, I am proud.

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TheColbertinator44d ago

Please a single player Fable is all I want from Xbox.

chiefJohn11744d ago

I grew up PS and hated the OG Xbox (that damn controller) one of my friends had all the game consoles and picked up fable 2. I seen him play it then he let me. I was hooked. After trying Halo CE on PC and now Fable 2 plus the PS3 being expensive.....I knew what I had to do. For me last gen had 3 console sellers (for me) and that was Halo 3, Fable 2 and Super smash bro brawl which I play over his house too. I couldn't live without those 3.
Hopefully Fable can return to it's glory days of 1 and 2. 3 was absolutely trash. I literally turn the console off after you fart in that dudes face lol.

PertySlick44d ago

Fable 3 was pretty bad. Absolutely loved Fable 2 however.

chiefJohn11743d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Idk what they were smoking when they made Fable 3.

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