We already suspect (without an official announcement yet) that the next Fable is being developed by Forza Horizon’s developers, Playground Games. What does Peter Molyneux, the creator of the Fable franchise, expect from them?
Populous. Syndicate. Dungeon Keeper. Black & White. Fable. Several popular games are behind Molyneux, but we also know him for… let’s just say, promising more for Fable games than what ended up in them in their retail format. (Our editor-in-chief could talk about this subject in detail!) Quoting Molyneux from IGN:
„Fable‘s story hinted at a dramatic time before Fable 1 when the Guild was founded. This would be a perfect setting for Fable 4: the land of Albion would be much more primitive, the magic much more attuned to nature, the combat much more brutal. The story would follow the founding members of the heroes guild, why it was set up.
I would love to see brutal, visceral and fluid combat system that left permanent scars. Weapons like short swords, long swords, daggers, spears, longbows and crossbows all having their combat feel and specialties. The magic system should be revamped with the ability to ‘craft’ your own unique system. Having a familiar of your choice (bird, cat, dog (goldfish?)), which assists you with magic and bonds with you.
A whole new creature Bestiary of opponents to fight with hordes of small creatures, to god sized giants and of course rideable dragons. Allowing a player to morph their own alignment, based on their actions, so you would become a Thief if you sneak and steal or a knight if you adhere to a code of honour etc. Having you own loyal horse which you train and bond with. Having your own home which you build from scratch up to an abode fit for a hero.
Marriage yes, Co-op yes, Town, cities and villages yes, Commerce yes, open world yes, first person option yes. I could go on forever about the beloved world of Fable.”
As he’s now not related to Fable 4 at all, we might not see many unfulfilled promises in the game which is possibly an Xbox One and PC-exclusive title in development.
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