Head of Xbox Phil Spencer went on the 500th episode of IGN’s Unlocked podcast, and in the process left a trail of tasty breadcrumbs about some of the behemoth’s most-anticipated titles.
Phil Spencer comments that Playground Games will keep the British style with the next installment of Fable, which will arrive on Xbox Series X | S and Windows 10 before The Elder Scrolls 6.
Microsoft has an exciting few years ahead with its Xbox Series X | S exclusives schedule . Some of them will not arrive until 2022 or later (as in the case of Avowed or The Elder Scrolls VI), but before we will have real bombshells like Fable .
The legendary RPG series took its first steps on Xbox and Xbox 360 , and sadly, 9 years have passed since the last two games in the series (and 11 since Fable III), as well as 7 years since the remake of the first game released on Xbox 360. . However, Fable will return on Xbox Series .
There is a lot of uncertainty about the Fable reboot , which is being developed by Playground Games , creators of Forza Horizon. Phil Spencer has complete confidence in the guys from the British studio , and ensures that the new Fable will hit stores before The Elder Scrolls VI .
This implies that, perhaps, Fable for Xbox Series X | S and PC will arrive next year 2022, like Starfield. The Xbox manager confirms that this reboot will maintain the visual and artistic style of the saga , as well as the cheerful tone (and black humor) usual in the franchise.
” Fable has never been that. Obviously Fable has always been a bit more upbeat and a bit more British , I think you might say, and I think Playground will keep all of that. Elder Scrolls 6 is further away, and when it comes out, I think it’s going to be amazing,” says Phil Spencer.
These statements came as a result of Avowed, Obsidian’s new fantasy RPG , whose thematic similarities to The Elder Scrolls and Fable are more than evident. However, Fable will keep its trademark playfulness … away from the seriousness of the other two titles.
” The games are very different, so maybe fight a little to say that is our version of this: just think about what Fergus and equipment Obsidian will do, but when I think our teams, and I think that most basic fantasy RPG setup , I think Avowed will be an amazing example. ”
The truth is that the generation of Xbox Series X | S has the western RPG genre as its main spearhead (something it shares with the first Xbox). We will have Fable, Avowed, The Elder Scrolls 6, The Ascent, Starfield … and, of course, the next game in the Fallout saga, not yet revealed.
Fable will hit stores before The Elder Scrolls VI , although we do not yet know when it will be produced. It will be exclusive to Xbox Series X | S and PC, and will mark the great return of IP since 2010 , when Fable III was launched on Xbox 360.