New Fable forums go live ahead of E3

Lionhead launches updated forums for role-playing game franchise a week before Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Lionhead Studios today launched new Fable forums (via CVG), one week before studio owner Microsoft is expected to announce new Xbox One games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Microsoft's E3 2013 briefing takes place Monday, June 10. The company has pledged to release 15 Xbox One exclusives in the platform's first year, eight of which are all-new franchises.

"Join fans from across the globe to discuss all things Fable; from the latest news & announcements to guides, walkthroughs and fan content," Lionhead said. "Wherever your interests lie, you're bound to find the perfect bunch of people to discuss them with."

Lionhead's most recent project was last year's Kinect-exclusive Fable: The Journey.

The developer has not provided any details on its current project, though recent reports peg this game to be a next-generation title with massively multiplayer online elements.

Lionhead recently hired MMO veteran John Needham to lead the studio. The developer also recently posted a job advertisement for an animation director calling for someone with a "proven ability to bring new ideas to new franchises whilst ensuring its heritage is respected."

The studio is also seeking a developer with experience making games on Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and/or Unreal Engine 4. Past Fable games have been built using various iterations of the Unreal Engine.

Discussion

135 comments
Evdne971
Evdne971

You have successfully made an Xbox fanboy such as myself go to Sony.

How do you do it Microsoft.

Xbox is like the ugly fat chick that used to be hot when you were drunk

bakerbaker257
bakerbaker257

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RighteousWoman
RighteousWoman

I would love to see a Fable MMO. This E3 is going to be a crazy one for Xbox!

shadow9669
shadow9669

not important but if you join the forum in first two weeks you will get there Sparrow medal for your forum profile.

MagneticFusion
MagneticFusion

Please make your next Fable game in the same style as the first one, Lionhead! The first Fable is one of the best adventure games ever made, but it's two sequels were pretty bad.


It's odd, but I can't put my finger on it... two and three were just "missing" something that the first one had in abundance.

Born_Lucky
Born_Lucky

Oh boy the "farting sissy" simulator is back.


I'll pass.

SpaceDr00ze
SpaceDr00ze

I feel partially disappointed and partially excited about this news. The first two in the series still have a nice spot in my heart from the countless hours I spent with them, but then 3 came out and seemed like a cash in on the name of Fable, then the Kinect thing... Let's not go there. 

Since we won't likely be getting a KoA: Reckoning 2, here's to hoping we get a Fable 4 that isn't shit.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

I think Lionhead knows Fable 3 was crap by now and that they'll get it right this time. Fable has such a unique setting and such a warm enchanting feel to it, I simply can't bring myself to say I'm sick of it. Fable 1 is one of my favorite games ever and I really hope they bring the series back to life.

H4num4n
H4num4n

I hope the next Fable is not again aimed at little girls who needed a break from the Sims.

yerg3
yerg3

If anything the need to bring back boss fights like in the first game! Oh I want to be able to freaking DIE. No more this lose all your health get right back up bullshit. Other than that I loved Fable 2 and Fable 3 was okay I guess.

steelmouth
steelmouth

I just finished playing Fable 2 & 3 they not the best out there but they were pretty awesome I loved then so here is to hoping for Fable 4

Stiler
Stiler

I wish they'd make the next Fable a true OPEN WORLD game, noot any more of this stupid "hub/pathway" structure, I want a fable that allows me to explore the world and uncover things on my own, with quest/missions to find and do, like the Elder SCrolls games, but with Fables great art style and charm. 


Also hope in the next Fable they stop with that STUPID "emote" system for interacting with npc's and actually allow you to you know...talk to them, that's one of the series aspects that needs to be worked on.

sidzero
sidzero

I love the Fable games (especially 2 and 3), but I have a feeling that the series has already had it's day, and future iterations are just going to get worse and worse. Even so, I'm sure Microsoft will milk every last penny from the franchise that they can.

PsychicKiller82
PsychicKiller82

I would love to see another Fable game. Fable is my favorite exclusive on Xbox. COME ON LIONHEAD!

huerito323
huerito323

Love the Fable series. Fable 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, and Fable 3 was great too. 

rasterror
rasterror

Please give us a true follow up to Fable 2.  That game was amazing but in 3 as soon as you become the king it just falls apart.

Vorexum
Vorexum

This game Gears and Alan Wake are my only 3 good Xbox exclusives. Too bad it won't be coming to any other platform.

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

I'm going to be disappointed if they annouce Fable 4 as an Xbox One exclusive, as I'm a PC gamer.

I played the Lost Chapters on PC and really enjoyed it. To me they used Fable 2 as a platform booster for 360 sales as its never seen a PC release.

Hopefully, they will make a Fable 4 available for PC or I will lose all interest in any future studio game from Lionhead or any MS studio.


Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Now that Molyneux is gone, Fable might actually live up to its potential. Please, no more fart gestures and STD's.

cloud-007
cloud-007

i love the fable games but i hate that kinect thing

maximo
maximo

I love all the Fable games. F3 was a bit of a disappointment but nevertheless I love the atmosphere and backdrop of the games...

I hope that this is F4!

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

Love Fable regardless of it's over hyped lies...... the 3rd one was a huge disappointment though... either way I'm excited... except I dunno if I'll get an Xone after all the bad news.... I'll have to wait for E3... I'm ganna be mad if I can't play this 

Jasurim
Jasurim

Hopefully better than the Fable: The Journey...and Fable 3...

Although it won't make me get an Xbox as it should eventually come on PC like the last 3 (assuming it isn't a kinect focused one, in which case I wouldn't really want it anyway lol).

IceJester45
IceJester45

The most consistently disappointing series in Microsoft's stable.  It's hard to get worked up about the possibility of another Fable game.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

I gave up on Fable after the Second one. The third one was a stripped down turd.


thequickshooter
thequickshooter

who knows 

they might redeem themselves if they would drop the kinect and stop casualise the franchise 

fable 3 was too damn easy 

fable the journey was dumb and boring 

they still have a chance

csward
csward

The original creator isn't there anymore so Fable won't be as good anymore..

Greyfeld
Greyfeld

You mean I'm going to get to fart on people around the world without ever leaving my living room!?

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

Probably gonna be an xbox one exclusive and since I'm not getting that piece of shit, I don't care about fable.

starjay009
starjay009

If it's a MMO then I am NOT buying. Enough of that crappy genre already ! I feel sorry for those who play MMOs. 

Acekidder
Acekidder

Hope its a complete Fable RPG with added mmo elements i dont want it becoming like wow yuck, just bring back the Heroes guild.

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

Fable MMO which will tank on launch.

edinko
edinko

@Vorexum none of them are exclusives if you mean Gears 1. All this 3 games are on PC

ccl1995
ccl1995

@Fandango_Letho yeah...i'm ok with the fart gestures..but i really want to pick what my char does in game

chucknorris86
chucknorris86

@Fandango_Letho yes sir!, completely agree.... he sucked... f2 and f3 sucked... too many stupid things with no real consequences

YoungCardinal
YoungCardinal

@Jasurim  

I'm not getting my hopes up for a Fable 4 for PC unfortunately.

They've done it already with Fable 2 keeping that a 360 exclusive and knowing MS's reputation they probably want it a One exclusive to boast the new console and boost sales. I hope I'm wrong, but if that is their business strategy then they just lost a customer.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

@csward Ya likley Mollyneux was the problem...... he just imagined a bunch of crap in his head that would be cool and told everyone the game would have it.... all he did was get peoples hopes up over lies... I've always loved the series anyways but it was pretty awful he did that..... if this new one is better than 3 I'll be happy.... 3 was a mess 

HairyMetalHead
HairyMetalHead

@csward Peter mollyneux was not the original creator of fable. if anything it was his "visions" that screwed the game after TLC. 

the original game came for the Carter twins, who had cameos in 2 and 3

starjay009
starjay009

@Acekidder Looks like Lionhead Studios are bringing out the HUGE milk tank. Guess who the cows are ?? All those who end up buying this game. Microshaft thinks of new and bad ways to make money. I HATE MMOs with a passion. Boring games with no life and substance. Bring back the old, classic, RPG game with focus on exploration, choices and story telling any day.