Door Not Closed On The Fable Series

by Joe Juba on May 01, 2017 at 02:58 PM

The core Fable games are solid RPGs, but Microsoft and developer Lionhead Studios had trouble keeping the series' momentum. The franchise took bizarre turns into brawling and first-person spellcasting. Today, the most recent Fable title was cancelled and Lionhead has been closed. That seems like it would be the end for Fable, but don't write it off forever.

Over the weekend, Microsoft's Phil Spencer responded over Twitter to a fan inquiry about the possibility of Fable 4: 

That response certainly stops short of making any promises, but it also doesn't definitively shut down the chance of more Fable in the future.

Our Take
I hope that when Spencer says "a lot of places it could go," the first thing on that list is "back to being an RPG." Experimenting with ill-fitting styles and genres is what diluted Fable's identity and alienated its fans.