Xbox's Matt Booty speaks how the new Fable will balance history with trying new things.
Playground is a very talented studio and i´m sure they´ll deliver a great game.
Yes indeed, and I have waited a very long time for a new Fable game. So I wish them the best of luck with everything.
I know I'm ready for some next gen chicken kicking adventures.
Can't wait. Playground Games alll I can say is Pob Lwc
We saw how they brought back Star Wars in kinect..
Gotta love the anti-xboxism on this website. Sometimes I wonder if this website is paid by Sony.
I cant wait to see what they do. I love it when a talented studio comes out of their comfort zone and tries something different
The only thing they’ve made has been Forza Horizon. While that game has been popular it’s hard to say they have any kind of pedigree for for a game like Fable.
@ cesar GG did something different and we got HZD
It’s a totally new team of people with experience doing big budget games. From rockstar, rocksteady and lots of high profile studios. It’s really only the playground leadership that’s overseeing the studio.
@cesar https://i.redd.it/7hkm1inoh... FYI. It is not like they hired a bunch of graduates to develop Fable.
I think the like of Playground Games is more about how they took a dying genre which was arcade racers and completely have redefined it and in the four Horizon games, each time they have really built on redefining the genre. They are essentially the top of arcade racing games. Now, there is no guarantee that they can do the same with Fable for sure. But, it is culture and their current reputation that defines the potential and excitement that people like me have for their Fable game. That trailer did very little to provide gameplay but it did reveal an extreme attention to detail. The entire environment looked great. Not a single article I have found says anything otherwise. I am not going to get a nextgen console this year, but Fable could be one of the games that pushes me there and looks like it will be a fresh take on the RPG genre.
How is a studio going to know what they are capable of if they dont step outside the box now and then?
They showed they can improve on what is pretty much a genre that doesn't have much room to grow beyond driving physics and graphics. That takes some talent in my book. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to making a Fable game, and while they aren't known for anything but Forza, their success is worth giving them the chance to grow. Several studios have grown beyond what they're known for this gen, and it can't hurt for others to try.
This is my favorite Xbox exclusive and I hope this series gets the proper positive attention Playground please do this series justice and make an awesome game
How about to develop a NEW IP if you scared to bring Fable back, PlayGround?
wait...did they just put Fable in the same league as Star Wars??
Shouldn’t have got rid of lionhead studios then
After Peter left, who was there that you would point to with confidence as a good leader for the future? All the things that we loved about Lionhead were tied to the old dreamer. I'm sure there was talent left behind, but does it outweigh the talent and passion coming from the Playground group. Those guys showed promise and a desire to be a top studio in the industry. I'd have voted for the new guys too.
Many of their talent has been absorbed by other studios. They only went away in name but not spirit. Playground will do their legacy right.
Why do you care?
Lionhead's best talent left to form Media Molecule. You can see the drop in quality at that point.
As long as they keep the British humour in there it should be fine, if they choose a different direction then wow that would be a big mistake imo.
@sprinterboy Playground is a British studio. If the announcement trailer didn't give you a hint about what to expect regarding "British humour" in that game, I don´t what you´re expecting them to deliver.
I know it's a British dev, it's Leamington Spa, 12 miles away from me haha. All I'm saying is let's hope they don't change direction.
Also a 30second trailer showing a frog eat a fairy/pixie doesn't mean its gonna be all British humour?
I remember a time when it seemed like Fable was so over done, it was in the Halo gears Forza conversation. But I actually think it's been long enough to bring it back. I just hope they do a good job. I know Playground is a quality Dev but at racing Games. Can they make an RPG? And one with this much expectation? I hope so. I really do.
At what point in time was Fable ever over done?
It wasn’t. They just took the franchise in the wrong direction. Kinect, multiplayer, etc.
You tripping. Only time Fable was unwelcomed we because of that Kinect game
If you don't remember people saying Xbox was just Halo fable Forza gears then I don't don't know what to say to you. And I don't see what me tripping has to do with anything.
I don't believe that the five player they canceled that was supposedly done was a full Kinect title. Doubt if it used Kinect at all.
There's been 3 Fable games and a Kinect game for the entire existence of the Xbox brand. If that's over done then idk what to say to you
During the 360 era it was literally Halo Forza Gears Fable, as being the only exclusives Microsoft had in rotation. People who dont remember clearly were kids.
Yes, Microsoft needs Fable now. Playground is very talented at building worlds, but they need to bring in some rpg veterans to tackle the new challenge outside of a racing game. I'm sure they are, and I'm interested to see what talent they have acquired. I'm sure some Lionhead vets have joined.
Yeah they would definately need to get a lot of new people. There's more to making a big RPG then geography geometry..
And with all the new tech available, perhaps some of the things Pete envisioned can be realized now.
"I remember a time when it seemed like Fable was so over done, it was in the Halo gears Forza conversation." Because that´s what a some insecure PS fanboys do all the time when comes to Nintendo and MS while GT and R&C gets a free pass on PS5. Plus, MS announced 3 new Xbox IPs while Sony had ZERO announced for the PS5. But I´m sure they will continue to sell some twisted narrative regardless. "Can they make an RPG? And one with this much expectation? I hope so. I really do." Playground made clear that they want to expand their open world expertise to other genres but they´re not familiar whit RPGs. That´s why they now have a new big second studio with 200+ employees empowered with very talented industry devs from the biggest industry studios, including names from ex Naughty Dog and Santa Monica studios. Chances are really small for Fable to turn out an average/bad game.
"That´s why they now have a new big second studio with 200+ employees" "Chances are really small for Fable to turn out an average/bad game." *Looks at Halo Infinite empowered by 1500 devs Not sure I'm following...
Good to have you back Obscure.:)
I will be excited for Fable when gameplay is shown. For all we know, it could be another Crackdown 3, Recore or Halo Infinite. We just don't know.
Recore is a fun game, reminds me of a mix between Metroid Prime and Zelda Kinda. Crackdown 3, even tho not the revolutionary title they were hyping it up to be, is a lot of fun.
Still, people were talking about it as if it was going to be a definitive title. Set a standard on the Xbox. Instead, if not for the hype, its largely been forgotten.
Or Fable 3 .
Sell IP to media molecule 🙂
No let MS/XB keep Fable.
Oh brother. And What would media molecule make with it? "Fable: The Sackboy's Journey" Such a great suggestion dude, you're really onto something! Not.
Because the only thing they can do is Sackboy?
Kav Before the company's formation, the co-founders, led by Healey, developed Rag Doll Kung Fu, whilst working at Lionhead Studios. They left Lionhead in 2005 and presented an early precursor of LittleBigPlanet to Sony
See... I trust Playground Games to deliver a good game... BUT FFS.... DON'T MAKE A COMPARISON BETWEEN DISNEY'S STAR WARS AND THE NEW FABLE.... THAT IS NOT SOMETHING GOOD. Again, I believe Playground will deliver an amazing game.
I am honestly curious but they reviving a franchise is not easy. For every God of War there's 20 games that didn't live up to their potential. Specially for a franchise that has been dormant for years. Also pretty sure this game was announced WAY to early....probably a 2023~ release.
You mean it’s hard to make a good single player game and not an MMO, now that Xbox is propping up gamepass with every game?
Literally no official info indicates it's an MMO, the source that said that is as reliable as the ones claiming Kojima was working on Silent Hills for PS5.
Look at the business model MS is setting up. Halo”infinite”, Forza(dropped the #), SoT, State of Decay. All their largest 1st party games besides Gears(yet), are either currently MMO or are leaning towards an MMO future. Feel free to mark my words now, what is coming to Gamepass 1st party-wise will primarily be GAAS, no need to build true sequels anymore right? I don’t think it’s a coincidence this game is a reboot instead of a sequel. Why reboot it if the first 3 were loved overall? Big MMO changes likely incoming, that’s why...doesn’t mean it won’t be fun though.
Live service, lite service, and MMO are all different things. If you have a problem with GAAS games then cool, more power to you. I personally don't care for Halo at all but I'm vaguely interested in the fable. Expansions and three-player coop won't ruin a game, in fact I'm all for that. It really depends on how Microsoft approaches it. Assuming a game which is still is not confirmed to be what you say... is going to be bad based on a title card and the people making it is pretty low. I hope Xbox gets their own spiritual Horizon, then I'll have two great games to play, wouldn't you agree?
star wars battle front? a reskin.
Playground being a UK company, will keep the 'Britishness' and quirky humour the original games were famed for,plus the Good/Evil play style, the plethora of character actions too. The move to open world will open up a whole plethora of new content and quests, feel that they need to introduce jumping and climbing to allow for more free exploration. A lot of lessons can be learned from The Witcher Wild Hunt and Breath of the Wild.
Naa.Just make a big open world with the fable concept and people will buy it.Look at Skyrim.You could say its generic with out mods but millions and millions bought it and never modded it. Just like i think Avowed will be huge
But skyrim is not generic without mods. It's the most intantly classic and most Memorable Fantasy Rpg I've ever played. It's got it's flaws, but it's better than Most Fantasy games and the world was so good for it's time.
I've never played fable before, but I've heard that Fable 2 was one of the best in the series. For those who have played the series, would it be ok to skip fable 1 and jump into fable 2?
Yes, you won't be missing out on a huge story elements if you skip the 1st game because it takes place 500 years after the 1st one.
Re release fable legends that beta was amazing start feom there. And yes i did enjoy that one.
It is easy if you have a name on it... Peter... and a surname... Molyneux... at charge.
i would recommend a fable game akin to elder scrolls online. would be a very good game with a constantly evolving world
It doesn't need to be a mmo
Agree not sure the childish potty humor would hold up as much or would need repeating in the modern age.
My PC is ready. 😈
Absolutely nonsense, MS has no idea what to do with games.
Game is gonna be lit