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The poorly received Kinect exclusive Fable: The Journey may not be the only Albion-based fantasy game Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios is conjuring up in its England headquarters.
Many fans were turned off by the E3 debut of the on-rails looking Fable spin-off The Journey – even series creator Peter Molyneux seemed underwhelmed when presenting the game for the first time on stage. Perhaps his enthusiasm is reserved for another project. In the latest issue of OXM, the publication speculates that Lionhead is also chipping away at a proper Fable sequel, due out in 2013.
The rumor should come as no surprise considering Microsoft's dwindling collection of reliable first-party franchises. Once you get past Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and Fable, there isn't much left outside of the strong Xbox Live Arcade exclusives.
Previous entries in the Fable series have advanced the history of Albion from the dark ages to the industrial revolution. Where do you think the next fantasy action role-playing game will take us?
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STOP making Fable games, go back to Black & White or a new Populous.
While i love Fable (just beat the Third, and i have started the second), I thought the ending of the Third was enough to start another game (the good ending, at least).
While Microsoft has dwindling IP's, dont forget there fantastic selection of Microsoft Arcade games.
as much as i enjoy these fable games, I have to say that Lionhead should stop all this fable nonsense and make that game they were talking about years and years ago! You know that game that sounded amazingly awesome? Project Ego it was called.
(and yes i know project ego became fable!)
Cyberpunk thriller? Nobody has really done cyberpunk in a while with the exception of Deus Ex HR?
Tell him to put Fable down and work on Black and White 3 please. Or B.C.
Although it seems I'm in the minority here when I say I enjoyed playing Fable 3, I'm looking forward to this game. However if Fable: The Journey isn't on rails like Molyneux said in an earlier interview, then I might actually pick that game up too.
I loved Fable 1, was tied for my favorite Xbox 1 single-player game with KOTOR. FAble 2 was actually pretty good, I enjoyed it. It was you know... Fabley. Fable 3 on the other hand, I'm glad I borrowed it. It was not what I was expecting it was actually pretty bad. It did not feel like Fable one bit.
I'd be cool with them tackling an alternative version of World War 1. It could be cool. Honestly, they can't really advance the timeline much further w/out getting to the period of the two World Wars.
Fable 4 old west, Fable 5 WWI, Fable 6 WWII, Fable 7 Vietnam, Fable 8 Modern, then Fable 9 sci-fi, then reboot lololololololololol
Well no high hopes with the fourth title of Fable. If they somehow blow our minds and do the impossible going with what they said they would do and make it spot on almost perfect. Then, maybe Lionhead may in fact regain some face.
Right now Lionhead is rather one of those dream big and reality sets in. Then, pretty much the game suffers and fans pretty much walk away forever.
It will still be terrible. There were so many things wrong with Fable III, I don't think I'll ever return to the series. Fable I will remain a distant memory that I can remember fondly, but there's nothing left of that in the series now.
Honestly when i'm playing a fantasy rpg i dont want to be playing in the industrial revolution. One of reasons i am drawn to fantasy games like Skyrim is because they have actual fantasy elements like say dragons. To be honest i dont know first hand what is in fable 3 just what i remember from reading articles and reviews for it. Sometimes the best part is that they are an escape from our realities and i want fantasy games to stay that way.