Microsoft showcased Fable: Heroes, a new Xbox LIVE Arcade title, at its Spring 2012 Showcase event in San Francisco recently.
Im more interested in this than that Fable Kinect game
Yeah it sounds interesting even though the only information we have about is a name and that its an XBLA game.
Hopefully they can do some more creative things this time around. Fable3 was a good game, but it wasn't much different than fable2, which is why I was kind of disappointed.
I really think Fable should have a Chrystal Chronicles style game. I don't need a top down, but I would really love to explore new parts of the world in a 4 player style game. The Fable universe is very interesting. I think it peaked with the 2nd game and hope this will boost it up. I am not at all interested in the Kinect game. I am a huge fan of smaller titles as they take bigger risks and many times out perform the AAA console titles.
This also might be the second fable running Unreal Engine, counting Fable: The journey.
Actually, I'm very interested to see how the Fable Kinect game turns out. A first party "core" game for Kinect should be interesting. Ryse, Crimson Dragon and Star Wars (to some extent) are also other core games I'm curious about for Kinect. Of course, we know ME3 is working awesomely with Kinect already.
just give us fable 3 graphics, with fable 1 skill set ( with more features too), put it that you can play multiplayer and I can guarantee that it will be a best seller on Xbox Live Arcade!!!!!
Sorry it has no guns.
Fable 2 and 3 have guns whats your point??
So they are saying there will indeed be a new IP for the Xbox 360 this year. Throw in this new Fable XBLA game, new Forza Horizon, Fable The Journey, Halo 4 and possibility of a new Killer Instinct. It all sounds pretty darn good. That German magazine might have been right when they said all 4 of Microsoft's top franchises return. So far we know Halo, Fable, Forza, the only thing missing is Gears Of War Exile. Could be a very interesting year and its looking like we really wont see anything on a next Xbox this year. Which is fine, I could have gone either way with a new console. Glad Microsoft is giving us some quality titles this year.
Wait. A new Halo and they are turning Forza into a yearly franchise so that is good? Where are they saying a new IP? That isn't in the article. At all.
"Steve Beinner, Microsoft’s director of global marketing first party games, told the website that there is still “a lot of life left in the Xbox 360,” and teased that a new IP for the platform would be revealed later this year. Forza isn't getting turned into a years franchise, this is a game that was originally titles "Forza World" I believe. Its an open world racing game, similar to Need For Speed. I think they are just using the Forza brand name for recognizably. This isn't a Forza Motorsport game. As for Halo 4, hell yea that is good. I love Halo, and this is the first Halo with Master Chief since 2007, that is a 5 year wait.
Ahh. Okay, sorry sir.
I don't think you should be giving credit to Microsoft. They're publishers who hurl money at whatever the hell they think is going to put a dent in their competitors. While Halo, Fable, Forza and GoW are pretty good games the truth is it's because they've got incredible talent behind them (and in the case of fable an incredibly big mouth behind them as well). At the end of the day Microsoft and all publishers are the "industry" in the "games industry" - it's not an inherently bad thing and without publishers gaming wouldn't really be alive right now but it's just corporate politics and frankly I dream of a future without companies like Microsoft pulling the strings. In short give credit to the hard working artists. Not to the suits behind them. Throwing checks at people to gain exclusives is a clever move as a hardware developer but exclusives have pretty much led to the golden age of fanboyism. It's all just arbitrary rubbish. Which games get put on which platforms... Like I said when you think about it it's just getting excited over corporate politics.
Give credit where credit is due. Without publishers (like MS), there wouldn't even be artist to make games. Who do you think funds the game development? Who do you think funds the "artists" salaries? At the end of the day, the "artists" take a paycheck with minimal risk if any, while the publishers takes the financial hit if a game bombs. Point being, give credit to publishers for funding millions to games before they became games i.e. just an idea. In fact, this is one of the reason why I don't invest (buy shares) in videogame companies, because it's impossible to predict success relative to other industries i.e. there is too much risk and especially for new IPs, past success of a studio is NOT a predictor of future success!
That's good and all but I'm startin to get concerned, these AAA titles are seeing Arcade release. First Alan Wake now this ,what's MS up this time. Off Topic: I heard somewhere (wish I remember my source) that MS has a new Ip to show off this year. It could be a Kinect title (hope not) Arcade, or a full retail game. (hope so)
why are you concern about it being a arced title, as long as it is as good as alan wake or better what does it matter.
Why is he concerned....well probably he thinks like most of us that MS have so much potential with their exlcusives but instead of improving/expanding the game franchises to make them even better they'd rather spit on them and make them dumbed down Arcade games instead As along as it's good as Alan Wake........oh come on American Nightmare was good but wasn't as good as Alan Wake, the story was just lazy. Arcade games have to be shorter and lower in quality because they're online games.....wouldn't you want them to focus on making proper sequels instead.
F THEM if its a Kinect title!
Why is it that whenever a good title's released for XBLA or PSN, the opposite side's fanboys always yell, "that doesn't count! It's not a retail release!" Who gives a crap? A game is a game is a game. If it's good, it's good. Some of the most fun I've had this generation has come from XBLA/PSN games.
American Nightmare confirmed what a lot of us already knew: XBLA titles can be as good (or better) than the average retail game. Bring it on.
American Nightmare is not as good or better than the original Alan Wake. The original is whole grade better imho, but I do like the arcade mode hope that is expanded on in a true AW sequel.
I don't even remotely agree. How did one game prove that? I can think of countless games on XBLA and PSN that "proved" the opposite.
Alan Wake is still 360 exclusive released first on the console and the PC gets the game a year later.
So it's not exclusive anymore smart one.
it is still console exclusive which is what anybody cares about lol
Kind of sad that instead of MS evolving it's exclusive IPs by turning them AAA, it's down grading them to Arcade games. Fable should be re-made into a major RPG, Crackdown should be remade into a major AAA open-world. MS is too concerned with promoting Kinect, MS Games should spend real money on more than just Halo. They have so many games close to greatness but instead are just downgrading them.
MS seems to be more concerned with making money on Kinect and entertainment on the 360. Which goes hand and hand with their change in name from Microsoft Game Studios to just Microsoft Studios. Their lack of new IP's and true exclusives speaks loudly imho. I will wait on the next xbox a good while before considering a buy. I sure won't be an early adopter like I was with the 360.
Alan Wake: AN provided a good story, good gameplay, and was just as long as the first. Want to know the difference? It was $45 cheaper. Do you enjoy paying $60 for 6-8 hour games? Because that's what fable 2 and 3 were
FUCK FABLE WHERES CRIMSON SKIES MECHASSUALT BRUTE FORCE KILLER INSTINCT BLINX TAO FENG
I agree and don't agree with you, lets not fuck fable but add the rest of those games to the list.
F**k i want MS to bring that list back to life!
Blinx? Really? I can agree with CS, Brute Force and KI. But come on....Blinx? Why don't you ask for Azurik while you're at it. You're totally missing Bloodwake! :p
They need to release a new Conkers!
Fable sells. Fable 2 and Fable 3 combined sold over 8 million. Crimson Skies sold less than 1 million. Mechassault 1 sold 1 million+, Mechassault 2 sold less than that. If Microsoft does make a new IP, I suggest more people buy it so MS continues to take risk.
But those were Xbox games the system was no where near as successful as the 360.....some of those games would have a resurgance on the 360 And everyone just end your hopes for Crimson Skies last year a XBLA title came out Snoopy's Great Flight (or something) I picked it up because it plays identical to Crimson Skies
Steve Beinner, Microsoft’s director of global marketing first party games, told the website that there is still “a lot of life left in the Xbox 360,” Yeah ok, like XB Arcade games, I.E this Fable lol! and teased that new IP for the platform would be revealed later this year, all for Kinect, lets have a beer to celibate.
Well there are rumors of a new Killer Instinct, Gears Of War Exile and the new IP might be Kinect enhanced, like Halo 4, Forza 4 and Mass Effect 3 are, but it'll be controller based at its core. Stop trolling, it seems Sony fans are never happy with what Microsoft is doing, so why bother being ignorant and posting it?
"A lot of life left in the Xbox 360." Yep, last year it sold more than PS3 and Wii. And Yea, XBLA games like Alan Wake, which for a fraction of the price is as long as more single player games this gen (6-8 hours for $12? Sounds good to me) Oh, and this year there releasing a new Halo (you know, that franchise that sells over 5 million units day one), Fable (two titles actually, one for XBLA and one for Kinect), Forza Horizons (Rumored to be an open-world game, we'll find out soon what it is), Steel Battalion, Crimson Dragon, Battleblock Theater, and a lot more games. Say what you want about MS "milking" franchises, about XBLA not being "as good" as retail releases, etc. but at the end of the day, gamers are going to buy and enjoy them.
Its funny how sony fans are trolling any exclusive 360 articles but when it comes to ps3 gam3s 90 percent of there games are either a part 3 or part 4 or even part5, come on 4 uncharteds in less then 5 years, 2 infamoses in 3 years, 2 killzones and many more including remakes. Please go troll your own articles and stop looking like a fanboy. I own both systems and play games not systems.
it happens both ways, by now it's the norm and is seemingly pointless to, well, point it out any more.
@francknara6 So let me ask you (+ 9 others who agree with you) this: Who owns Fable 3 IP or its developer? If that go to PC, MS will not get anything for it? Think hard before you answer. So if you want to count PC into the mix, we can also count MS games on PC as well if you guys like. How about it? What is the reason why MS releasing their own IPs, or publishing/pitch out money to put x360 games on PC as well?
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