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A new Fable game is finally in development for Xbox Series X and PC, but we have absolutely no idea when to expect it. The all-too brief trailer that Microsoft showed off last month was undeniably exciting, yet it didn't exactly give us much to sink our eager teeth into. It's been over ten years, and we're hungry for more Fable, dammit.
The good news is that there are more than a few ways to get your Fable fix while we wait more details on the upcoming next-gen instalment. For a start, you can play all three of the original Fable titles via Xbox Game Pass. Have they aged brilliantly? Not really. Are they still genuinely hilarious and charming adventures? Absolutely. Is Fable 3 actually way better than you remember? Yes, and I am willing to die on that particular hill.
But if you want something a little different - a little fresher - than the original Fable titles, look no further than this gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 demo from Márton Nyiri. First released earlier this year, Nyiri set about recreating the gothic Chapel Of Skorm from Fable: The Lost Chapters. As you can see, the results are quite something.
The bad news is that isn't a full remake of Fable in Unreal Engine 4 - nor will it ever be. This was simply a talented fan showing us what they can do by recreating a location from the games. But that's okay - especially since we finally have that new Fable to look forward to.
While early reports had suggested the the long-awaited title, which is being developed by Playground Games, would be an MMO, this has since been debunked. Multiple sources familiar with development on the new Fable have confirmed to Windows Central that the MMO rumours are not to be believed.
"There may be online elements like co-op functionality or limited, optional shared spaces," the publication notes. "But nothing to the extent that would justify classifying the game as an MMO."
This also tracks with some of the earliest job listings for Fable, which were first shared by Playground Games way back in 2018. Some of the more recent listings for the game seem to confirm its existence as an open-world action RPG, and not an MMO. Given this, we can safely assume that Fable will continue in a similar vein to its predecessors.
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