Xbox Game Studios boss claims the new Fable is a modern take.
It has been a long while since the last Fable title was released. However, hopefully not for too long. In 2020, it was revealed that a new title was in development, which will be a reboot of the series.
It was revealed that the team behind the Forza Horizon installments is Playground Gaming. Many fans expressed concern that a group so focused on racing games wouldn’t be capable of creating an action RPG with as much flair as the original developers.
According to TheMix.net, Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, has assured fans they don’t have anything to worry about. He explained that Playground Games makes racing games, but the team’s primary qualities are quality and attention to detail.
He said that the team had a passion for Fable IP and showed that they understood the essence of Fable and how they could bring it forward for today’s sensibilities. There’s a lot of stuff I wish I could share, and some of the things I’ve seen are encouraging.
There’s danger in giving…you know, to the RPG team to make a racing game or vice versa. He said that you don’t want your shooter team to try to make a children’s building block game. You can get into trouble there.” They have a solid technology foundation, a passion for IP, and a demonstrated commitment to quality and craft.
Booty acknowledged that he was initially skeptical. “I thought the team would agree that during some reviews, I expressed a little doubt. He said, “Look, I feel like this is out on a limb here for this.” They’ve since put it to rest, and I’m eager for everyone to see it when they are ready to show things.