Rumor: Fable 2 already in development for 360?

Source: British gaming site Computerandvideogames.com The official story: See below. What we heard: Considering its success on the current-generation Xbox, the probability of Fable going for another go on the Xbox 360 is about 99 percent. The original game was the product of Peter Molyneux's...

Source: British gaming site Computerandvideogames.com

The official story: See below.

What we heard: Considering its success on the current-generation Xbox, the probability of Fable going for another go on the Xbox 360 is about 99 percent. The original game was the product of Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios and was centered around the developer's trademarks: choice and morality. As gamers progressed throughout the game, their characters became a product of their gameplay. Do good, and see it reflected in a godly glow. Do bad, and see a demonic façade manifest.

However, game developers know that can't just pretty up the graphics, throw in some new "good" and "evil" appearances, and add more dungeons to the realm. They'll need to rope in fans of the fledgling franchise by adding some spiffy new features, and Web site Computerandvideogames.com claims to have knowledge of a big one.

According to the site, a source recently interviewed Molyneux, who gave the dish on one of the game's biggest additions. The unidentified source says gamers will once again begin as a boy and will be accompanied by a puppy. The dog will travel with the player's character throughout the game, and it will undergo similar transformations as its owner. Be a do-gooder, and watch the pooch glow like Rin-Tin-Tin. Raise hell across the countryside, and see the dog turn into a medieval Cujo.

Even CVG seems to take the claim cautiously, as it contacted Lionhead to confirm the claims of its trusty source. However, it was immediately met with a "no comment" from the developer. When GameSpot contacted the Fable team at Microsoft Game Studios, we were met with an identical response, but with an added smiley emoticon.

Bogus or not bogus?: The old "my friend said that his cousin knows this guy who said..." tunnel of info isn't always reliable, but we're taking the fifth on this one. Gamers will find out soon enough if and when the game is announced.

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bar-2006
bar-2006

FABLE WAS A VERY GOOD GAME,IT WAS PRETTY FUN,DOES IT GONNA COME OUT ON THE PC TO?

raze35
raze35

Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion will get My Money Instead!

seppy
seppy

Fable rules, xbox 360 rules... fable+xbox360=24/7 gaming xD

xRandyx
xRandyx

i hope they let choose if you want a dog or not. The dog would probly get in the way alot of times, like if you were having sex or something he'd always be with you, or if you were gettin a drink at the bar, that would be annoying

MajykMatt
MajykMatt

elder scrolls sucks...the fighting is gay, the graphics suck and there is no voice acting...

gitso
gitso

I'll give you a break when you learn how to spell.

umbrae
umbrae

Fable was a let down compared to the hype, but Molyneux is known to get excited about his games. B&W was also hyped, but the game was good enough to stand on its release merits. Fable suffered from hitting the ceiling of what the consoles could do. With 360... that might not be an issue. We may actually get more of the Fable that was hyped, but Molyneux has learned his lesson so dont expect any details anytime soon. :)

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

Fable teh biggest flop in video game history . Best rpg ever give me a breack .

hongyunsung
hongyunsung

still not a good enough reason for me to pay $400 for a 360

Aus_AR
Aus_AR

Fable has awesome graphics and great gameplay but the hype killed as it has killed doom 3 and halflife 2 because although they delivered very well u expected much more than these games delivered

waic56
waic56

wow looks like sony has become vain enough to write their own comments

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I enjoyed Fable, but I believe it could have been better. Molyneux promised a lot of things and didn't deliver on most of them. Hopefully, the next Fable will make up for the disappointment of the first.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i might get fable for PC when it drops to $20....

ewjim
ewjim

If it REALY in development and later come to PC or PS3 - then it's good! If not - i can skip it ;).

craig_cluer
craig_cluer

I brought Fable after very good reviews, but still went back to play a real RPG. Morrowind!

GreenHornet00
GreenHornet00

I love it when people with "Playstation 3" as their name a pic of a PS3 as their avatar bash an Xbox exclusive game, it really makes them look unbiased.

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

before any lame-ass assumptions, let's all acept the game for what it'll be.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

If this is true, it's disappointing that we will have to start as a boy again. My friend and I were looking forward to having a choice this time around. And what's with the dog? Sounds kind of weird, but I'm just going to wait and see before I pass judgement.

PoetSilenius
PoetSilenius

The only thing they need to add for the second one to be awesome is the multiplayer mechanic that they took out only a couple months before the first one was released

shinchy
shinchy

Fable is nothing like the Elder Scrolls Games. Also I rekon Fable was a good game, it was just too short and didn't have enough story. If it had the huge epic story, a much much longer run time and more content (as promised) it could have been one of the greatest games ever made. As it stands, it's just a game with great graphics, a brillaint soundtrack and very fun gameplay... but nothing else.

gitso
gitso

Fable was impressive for its atmosphere and graphics. As far as the gameplay goes it was rather difficult at times to keep your enemy in front of you. Also, as far as Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion goes, Fable can in no way compare to it. Oblivion's story is longer and deeper and can keep you entertained for months. But Fable 2 would be very interesting to see on the 360, especially if they can come through with the promises they made for the original Fable.

tarheelman247
tarheelman247

I think that the original Fable was a great game. The concept of right and wrong was one that was long overdue in a game that didn't involve the Force. I do believe that the combat system deserves some work, but I'm sure that that will be addressed. All in all, Fable 2 will be great, whenever it comes out.

_wrecks_
_wrecks_

From the looks of Elder Scrolls IV, Fable 2 will have to be something pretty special to even come close to comparing...

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

Fable was a good game; but, when it comes to long term game play and simple replayability... Fable deminishes from memory. I believe The Elder Scroll series owns fable.. In every way shape and form.. then again... I don't believe any RPG is better than The Elder Scrolls. I personally spent way too much time playing Morrowind.. lol... I was addicted.. and I got two of my friends addicted as well. It's rather sad.. But worthwhile

tonicStyles
tonicStyles

Xbox360 seems to be getting more support than PS3 in terms of RPGs. Still not enough to make me buy one, though.

sj41
sj41

Yet there's plenty of stuff that Fable did an amazing job on. It's in my top 5 of games this generation and I'm all ready for a sequal.

AA7
AA7

Fable was an ok game, it only sucked ass because it didnt live up to the hype. Hopefully they dont make the same mistake twice.

dark_angel1511
dark_angel1511

That's whay it's not good to get hyped about games. Btw, Fable is a good game

artillery
artillery

No kidding, there's plenty of stuff that Fable didn't do.

TribaLFurY
TribaLFurY

how about they make all the promises true for fable 2 that they made for fable 1 that alone would sell many a copy

TimSpot
TimSpot

Source: British gaming site Computerandvideogames.com

The official story: See below.

What we heard: Considering its success on the current-generation Xbox, the probability of Fable going for another go on the Xbox 360 is about 99 percent. The original game was the product of Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios and was centered around the developer's trademarks: choice and morality. As gamers progressed throughout the game, their characters became a product of their gameplay. Do good, and see it reflected in a godly glow. Do bad, and see a demonic fa