Fable 4, or just Fable as it is officially known right now, is currently under development and is one of the most anticipated Xbox exclusive rights.
In 2020, after years of speculation, Microsoft announced that the game would be developed Xbox Series X, Series S and PC Playground Games, a Microsoft-owned studio behind Forza Horizon. With Xbox exclusivity, it is, too Game Pass publication on the first day.
When released, Fable will be the first mainline entry in the Fable series since 2010 Fable 3, and it’s safe to say that fans are eager to see where the series continues. It is said that very little is currently known about Fable, including its release date. We hope that with the Xbox Series X now on the shelves and in homes, 2021 will be the year we hear a little more about what Playground Games has planned for Albion, if Albion is still even in the equation.
Here’s what we know about Fable 4 so far, including its likely release date, trailer, and what previous reports have suggested for this new series entry.
[Update: A recent job listing at Playground Games suggests that Fable could be using an unlikely engine for the upcoming title. Read on to find out more.]
Go for it
- What is it? The fourth batch of the Fable main domain
- When can I call it? There is no release date yet, but don’t expect it soon
- What can I call it? This is Xbox exclusive, so wait to play it on Xbox Series X / S and PC
Fable 4 trailer
The first Fable trailer is up, and it doesn’t reveal much, except that the game is likely to be set well in advance of the series’s subsequent entries, as we don’t get as much insight into the Victorian-style industry revolution as we did around Fable 3.
Fable 4 release date
Fable has not yet been assigned a release date or release window on the Xbox Series X, but we don’t expect to see it until the end of 2021 very at the earliest. The years 2022 or 2023 certainly look more likely.
Fable 4 news and rumors
Fable is set to use a ForzaTech engine
According to the freshman job listing, for Turn10 Studios software designer, Fable is built with a ForzaTech engine that works Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon games. The list states that the team is looking for a candidate who can enrich the “toolkit to support the Open World Action RPG – Fable” and also add new features such as “beam tracking to support the next generation.
The job list indicates a custom engine
Fable developers, Playground Games, have recently released a job posting suggesting the game will be made with a new custom engine. list completed rendering (via Player) states that the employee is working with a custom engine on the Fable rendering team. So far, we haven’t seen a game image of Fable 4, and it’s not entirely likely we’ll be for a while yet.
New team member
There is a new member of the Fable development team: Steve Thornton. Thornton is becoming the game’s chief designer and bringing to the table his experience with Halo Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and some LEGO titles.
New year, new job! Tweettas said last year that he was returning from Russia to Britain because of a new matter; very happy and excited that the new thing is with the wonderful Playground Games (@WeArePlayground) working on the next Fable as an assistant chief designer.January 19, 2021
Anna Megill, senior writer and narrator director at Remedy Entertainment during Control’s development, joins Playground Games as Fable’s editor-in-chief.
Megill announced on Twitter that she will leave her current role at Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment to join Playground Games in 2021.
I’m excited to say I’ll start working at @WeArePlayground next year. I am the lead author of Fable ✨ pic.twitter.com/Wf57QuPYNQDecember 17, 2020
The team behind the game
Shortly after Fable himself was revealed, we got an insight an impressive team that works thanks to the game VGC. We now know that there are a number of veteran game designers working on the Fable reboot, including a leading task designer for the Borderlands series, a GTA V and GTA Online level designer, and a whole host of writers who worked on Batman: Arkham. Knight.
There have been rumors that Fable will move into an MMO, but the experiences of those working on the project certainly suggest an open world RPG approach, perhaps with an online multiplayer component. That said, we can’t Really not sure until Playground Games and Microsoft reveal more official details.
Fable 4 is coming for the Xbox Game Pass
Fable is available on the first day for Xbox Game Pass members. Yep, it’s as cool as you think it is. Watch the trailer: https://t.co/eGVVoGSXCz https://t.co/vcNsbfdlkVJuly 23, 2020
Like all first-party Microsoft games, you can also play Fable 4 as part of it Xbox Game Pass order on Xbox Series X or PC, which was officially confirmed on Twitter. So whenever it gets here, you don’t have to drop $ 60 / £ 50 to play it.
Fable 4 is probably an open world game
In January 2018, Eurogamer said according to project sources, a brand new high-budget Fable game was underway. Now we know it to be true.
This news came less than two years after the closure of Lionhead Studios, and the report rightly stated that Playground Games, best known for its work on the Forza Horizon series, is the new developer of the series.
Eurogamer sources said the team of more than 200 people is working with the Fable Group on the team’s new offices at Leamington Spa, although development was still in its infancy.
Which Fable playground can you work on? Well, the report said the game is meant to be an open world action RPG with a focus on character and story. It certainly fits everything we saw in the unveiling trailer, and the last shot shows a big world that looks ripe for exploration.
It would also make sense for Playground to bring its open world expertise from Forza Horizon to a game like this.
Either way, we can’t wait to see what it has come up with. Fable has been dormant for far too long.
That wild pre-release rumor
Before Fable 4 was even announced to the world, there was a 2019 video leak that claimed to give an idea of the game’s layout and story. The video disappeared from the internet, but the Reddit thread it described survived and some of the details sounded pretty wild. We are talking about “the asteroid-destroyed Albion and Aurora, a new continent with time and interplanetary travel.”
While it sounds good there, it would create an opportunity to restore the settings of the Fable series, making it easier to restore the series to its medieval fantasy roots with some very different elements to make it feel fresh. In the game’s unveiling trailer, which was short, we didn’t get any clear idea that the new game will be more advanced over time than Fable 3’s Industrial Revolution setting.
Of course, this is a leak from an unconfirmed source, so until Playground Games or Microsoft start revealing solid details about Fable 4, we say take it with a big touch of salt. You can read the full leak from the tweet below.
Rumor: The first Fable IV data has been leaked (also includes story details) https://t.co/RLWgpy0S9r pic.twitter.com/V6W74TDLV9June 4, 2019