Playground Games, the studio behind the hit racing series Forza Horizon are reportedly working on a new Fable title and while speaking to IGN, the creator of the Microsoft’s fantasy role-playing series and 22cans designer Peter Molyneux gave his thoughts on what he would like to see in the reported title.
In his talk with interview, Peter Molyneux says, “The Fable story hinted at a dramatic time before Fable 1 when the Guild was founded, this would be a perfect setting for Fable 4” and notes that the “the land of Albion would be much more primitive, the magic much more attuned to nature, the combat much more brutal”.
When asked about combat, he says he would “love to see a brutal, visceral and fluid combat system that left permanent scars. Weapons like short swords, long swords, daggers, spears, longbows, and crossbows all having their own combat feel and specialties”.
Peter also thinks the magic system in Fable should be given a fresh coat of paint, with players being allowed to craft their own unique system and being allowed to choose their own ‘familiar’ that will “assist you with magic and bond with you”.
In addition to this, Peter also notably adds that he would like to see the Fable title to include a creature bestiary “with hordes of small creatures” and “god-sized giants”.
After reports surfaced last year that Playground Games were working on a non-racing game and later confirming that the game will be an open-world action-RPG; sources have confirmed that the RPG will be an upcoming Fable title.
It has been reported that the game is in very early development and that the new Fable is “planned as a story and character-focussed open-world action RPG” and will feature a team of over 200 working on it.
This move to suddenly invest heavily in the Fable series by Microsoft after shutting down Lionhead Studios is reportedly inspired by Horizon Zero Dawn on the rival PlayStation 4 system. The single-player action-RPG title sold some 3.5 million copies as of June last year.
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