Xbox One game Fable Legends will have "huge presence" at E3

Lionhead Studios boss John Needham adds that it is shaping up to be "one of the most beautiful games on the platform."

Xbox One-exclusive role-playing game Fable Legends will have a "huge presence" at E3 next month, Lionhead Studios boss John Needham said today during a press event attended by CVG.

"We're super busy at the studio gearing up for E3," Needham said. "We're going to have a huge presence there. You can come to our booth and play."

It's likely that Fable Legends will have some sort of presence during Microsoft's press conference on Monday, June 9, but this was not confirmed. Fable Legends doesn't have a release date yet, but a beta for the game will kick off sometime this year.

Fable Legends was announced during Gamescom 2013 last August. Needham also today provided an update regarding how the game is shaping up. "Fable Legends is an exciting title that's really fun already," he said. "We're building it with Unreal Engine 4 and that combined with Xbox One has resulted in us building I think one of the most beautiful games on the platform."

The newest entry in the series since Fable: The Journey (outside of this year's Fable Anniversary), Fable Legends includes co-op for up to four players. The game will also allow one player to take on the role of a villain, though we're still awaiting details on how specifically this will work.

Lionhead Studios said previously that it expects Fable Legends, an online-focused role-playing game, to have a lifespan of up to 10 years. It will be supported over that extended period of time by Microsoft's cloud services, according to Needham.

On top of Fable Legends, Lionhead Studios is working on a non-Fable game, though there's no word on what it might be.

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SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Sucked in to MS losing to Sony and reversing on everything they say and removing the Kinect which was end all be all for xbox one apparently.. sucked in for having to revert back

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

In news today, Microsoft announces more sequels but no new IP. In news tomorrow, Sony announces more sequels and no new IP. What a great time to own a next gen console. Sequels, sequels, sequels. Prettier graphics and slightly tweaked game play. Hopefully Watch Dogs will breath new life into these systems.

arlaon
arlaon

Dont understand all they hate for this game it does look beautiful and its gameplay sounds awesome.

alaannn
alaannn

bring back the rent houses and buying buissness

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

One of the saddest RPG series in gaming.  Alas.

Jasurim
Jasurim

I don't have much hope for this game at all, but I would *love* to be proven wrong.  I really like this series in the past, it'd be a happy surprise.

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

not much has been shown, but love the art style and looks far more promising then the other games

hehe101
hehe101

10 years? I'm expecting this to be amazing don't let us down.

jayjay444
jayjay444

I'm looking forward to seeing this at E3 if it doesn't impress then it's a miss but if they show what I want to see then i'll be getting this, every Fable game I play I buy every house and shop and rent them out to get rich, it's fun as hell to do, and become evil lol. On another note I didn't know lionhead studios was working on a new IP? interesting.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

The hype will be larger than life and clever.


The game will be generic, pedestrian, and nothing that was promised.


Must be a Fable game.

rasterror
rasterror

Please don't let this drop off like Fable 3 and please let it have true multi-player. If it's as good or better than Fable 2 then I'll be happy.

sauigoodman
sauigoodman

"most beautiful games on the platform"


So it'll run at 1080p/60fps like my mid-tier PC did back in 07? 

arlaon
arlaon

Reversing is good its listening to there fans. How is that bad.

deathwish026
deathwish026

@SIDEFX1  please explain how they lost as i am unclear as to what the hell your waffling on about ?

rasterror
rasterror

When did Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break have prequels?

klonoa53
klonoa53

@arlaon  Because 3 was such a big disappointment and the series is on a fast road to dying out. The first one was great, the second one was improved but ultimately a lot of things weren't added due to time constraints, and the third suffered from lets cram everything in here and try a bunch of new features and Ideas that breach outside of everyone's comfort zone, lets make the game look beautiful as hell but the gameplay and choices more lacking than the second one, lets just not give two shits about what we're doing anymore and just release it. (I digress, they had issues they didn't think they could address in time for the third one and it ended up flopping like they thought it would.)

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@arlaon  because fable isnt my cup of tea. cant quite put my finger on it but after 3 i told myself that i was done with the series.

rmiller365
rmiller365

Its because you will beat the game in one day and half the promised features will not be in the game. At least that's how the first three have been.

rasterror
rasterror

@arlaon Sony fanboys will even hate a cure for cancer if Microsoft discovered it. They have nothing better to do.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Indeed. Why 12 year olds like it, I have no idea. Angry Joe's Top 32 Reasons Fable III Sucks Balls was hilarious

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@elbauto no one really, but there are some riff raff gamers who'd pour syrup on s-h-i-t and call em pancakes. Those bastards dont have any games to look forward to this year.

klonoa53
klonoa53

@rasterror @arlaon  Well you Micro fanboys are just as worse and will hate anything having to do with Sony for no reason so get wrecked. 

rasterror
rasterror

@eternal_napalm And isn't it a great thing that your opinion really isn't worth a squirrel fart? I'll take a professionals opinion over a simpletons any day.

rasterror
rasterror

@Tiger_Ali @elbauto Why are you even here? you're a Sony fanboy so fable has nothing to do with you. Have you come to bless us with your glorious puerility?

exitdk
exitdk

@klonoa53 Your grammar frightens me... I didn't know "get wrecked: was still and insult.. I thought that died off in 2012..

rasterror
rasterror

Why are the majority of post in an article about Microsoft always by Sony fanboys.? Yes if you go to a Sony article you see stupid Microsoft fanboys here ad there but at least they're smart enough to basically stay within their circles. Sony fanboys love to poke the bees nest it seems.

arlaon
arlaon

@klonoa53 @arlaon  Klonoa53 You are right i do support Microsoft i think they a doing a great work with the xbox one. Like listening to gamers saying they want to buy a xbox without a kinect. They have got some awesome  looking games coming like Sunset Overdrive, But here is were u are wrong Klonoa53 i dont hate sony i think they are also doing a great job with PS4 i am planning to get one when Kingdom under fire 2 comes out.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

My opinion is the law! Lol. You're not one of those farters, are you?

rasterror
rasterror

Not because I say so. Look at his profile. You're talking about probably the worst one on this site, the epitome mind you. This is a person that would rate games months before they come out just to sate his loyalty. And I can admit this, I don't know, neither do I care if you exist or not so me using that word has nothing to do with impressing you. Don't feel sorry flattered.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror @Tiger_Ali@elbauto 

How is he a Sony fanboy?

Because you say so?

My, you have a lot of authority.  According to you, anyway.


By the way, admit it, you used the word puerility to impress me.


Now, tell us all what it means, and I'll be REALLY impressed.  No Googling, now. 

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror @TheWatcher000 

So far you and your Buddy pyro are the only ones that have disagreed, so I think you are a little short of millions.  And insults aren't really proof of anything, but if they make you feel more powerful and secure in your manhood, I guess I shouldn't judge your needs.

Don't worry, though, that doesn't make me any less right, and you any less of a sheep.

Your status as King Of The Meadow is secure.  :)

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror @TheWatcher000 

Are you still droning on, cupcake?

You can't even type without using run on sentences in nearly every post, and you are going to try and tell ME you have more intellectual prowess?

Your stupidity and lemming philosophy speak for themselves.  I don't think anyone except the other ape-like personalities with barely functioning brain stems who also post the same, "yes, me too" MS worship on this site will come to your defense, sweetheart.

I*diots of a feather, will be stupid together.

And I am really sorry you can't comprehend the obvious meaning of that sentence you are so pathetically failing at criticizing.

Here, let me explain it to you.  I will try to use small words so that even YOU can understand.  Listen REAL hard, now.

Just because a company spends a lot of money on a franchise, doesn't mean the franchise is any good, just by continuous financial resuscitation.  Now I know that last word might be too much for you, so you Google it if you need to, OK?

I'll check back in six weeks to see how you did. You should be done by then.


"And depending on how you use the word and, you don't have to place a comma before it like you incorrectly used in two sentences."

"Before critiquing one person, make sure you are without flaws yourself."

There. Fixed those for you.  Let's see if you can figure out how.

I'll give you an extra six weeks.

rasterror
rasterror

@TheWatcher000 @rasterror I bet you're one of those that, even though millions have disagreed, feel that just because you feel you're right that must mean they are wrong no matter what proof is handed to you.

rasterror
rasterror

@TheWatcher000 I stand corrected. i misused the proper word. But please, answer me this, in what way is this a proper sentences? "
Never underestimate the American People's love and worship of the lowest common denominator" People should not have capitalized,and worship of the lowest common denominator? The lowest common denominator of what? Otters? Balloons? Stupidity? Also people buy Call of duty because that's what they want and like. And to be honest, when has a CoD game received a poor review? It's not a bad game, just all too familiar.

rasterror
rasterror

@TheWatcher000 And what was wrong with my punctuation? I used it correctly. As for your sentence structure it's pretty bad. Thank goodness I can't red mark your post. "Throwing a bunch of money at something doesn't speak to the level of it's quality." What the hell does that even mean?And depending on how you use the word and you don't have to place a comma before it like you incorrectly used in two sentences. "Also, punctuation.  Use it." These are two terribly written and incomplete sentences. It should be: Also, as for punctuation, use it properly.  And every sentence doesn't need its own paragraph. Before critiquing one person make sure you are without flaws yourself.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror @TheWatcher000@deathstream  

Are you STILL crying?

Please, get a grip on yourself, rageface.  I will post wherever, and whenever I choose.  You can choose to deal with it, or give yourself an aneurism over it.

Also, a little bit of a word lesson.

boardbôrd/nounnoun: board; plural noun: board

1. a long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes."loose boards creaked as I walked on them"

 2. a thin, flat, rectangular piece of wood or other stiff material used for various purposes, in particular.

verbverb: board; 3rd person present: boards; past tense: boarded; past participle: boarded; gerund or present participle: boarding


Bored verb (used without object), bored, bor·ing. 

By the way, millions also like Call Of Duty.

That makes your argument a bit thin.

Never underestimate the American People's love and worship of the lowest common denominator.


Also, I feel great about myself, but thanks for your concern.  :)



TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror @TheWatcher000

Ah, the dramatics.  The passion.  The desperate conviction.  The shiny wool.  it's almost cute.

"So why keep making Kill Zone? And before you call me a fanboy I have owned every KZ accept for the new one but played it enough to say it is still and bland as regular oatmeal."

I am not sure, to be honest with you.  But hey, good on you for slogging through those too.  Look, you've made it clear about your allegiance to and unyielding defense of mediocrity, so let's not take it cross platform.

I got it the first time.

As for Fable II, even Molyneux HIMSELF had to finally admit the game was overhyped beyond reason.  The game was full of glitches, bugs, some that were game breaking and quest breaking, and the game was a slog and a mess.  While there were some good things to be found, the level of frustration the player had to deal with, and the contrast from what was promised and what was delivered was a joke.

This is something Molyneux has made a career out of , and he's able to continue doing it, because people like you keep buying into it.  But like I said, it's your choice, it's your thing, so have at it. 

You are probably one of those people that has done similar Olympic level mental gymnastics to convince yourself that Revenge Of The Sith was a good film.

And don't even TRY to defend Fable III.  

Even you know better than that.

rasterror
rasterror

@TheWatcher000 @deathstream If you hate Fable so much then why are you continuously posting on this page? If you don't like this game then you can walk out and find another forum to post on. Or are you that board and or miserable you try to bring it down to make you feel better about yourself? Millions like this series, you don't, end of discussion.

rasterror
rasterror

@TheWatcher000 "This is nothing new.  Throwing a bunch of money at something doesn't speak to the level of it's quality."

So why keep making Kill Zone? And before you call me a fanboy I have owned every KZ accept for the new one but played it enough to say it is still and bland as regular oatmeal.


And why did I like Fable 1 & 2? Good voice acting, some funny bits here and there, nice combat, and a good amount of quest. Seeing that Fable has scored pretty well, with Fable 2 getting Game of the Year in some places, I wouldn't say it's just a mediocre game. And seeing that it has made millions of dollars for MS they would be stupid not to continue the series. Yes games offer more depth, more difficulty, and a deeper story, but what about a game that is just fun to play? No special skills required, nothing taxing, just good clean and simple fun that puts a smile on your face. That's what Fable offers that most games don't and that honestly is very difficult to do without making it overly simplistic or too childish. It's something Mario, and Ratchet & Clank has been able to do, so why can't this game. I'll take game sales and professional reviews and my opinion of it over yours so i will be enjoying this whenever it comes out.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@deathstream @TheWatcher000  

Oh NO, deathstream, the mindless Microsoft lapdog has insulted my post and called me a NAME.


I'm EXPOSED! I'd best just run away, because the all knowing, all seeing guru has called my number.

Please cupcake,  put your head back in your pungent, dark place where it's safe and warm.


We all know that you wear your stupid like a badge of honor, so I'm not surprised you don't find grammar, punctuation, or being able to articulate oneself coherently isn't high on your list of concerns.


Your retort is a cute attempt, but ultimately meaningless, because in order for to have an effect, it has to some from a person with actual intellectual capacity.


And we both know you aren't capable of being that kind of imposter.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@rasterror  

Yes, and Microsoft will continue to waste millions.  This is nothing new.  Throwing a bunch of money at something doesn't speak to the level of it's quality.  That's a big concept for you to grasp, I know.

Microsoft should have abandoned this franchise long ago.

All hype, and ultimately ends up far less than the some of it's parts.

That's probably why you like it so much, since you worship mediocrity.

And that's fine for you.  The rest of us will continue to go with games that offer a richer experience.


Also, punctuation.  Use it.

rasterror
rasterror

Right because only seven people bought the game and that was justifiable enough for Microsoft to spend millions again to make $300.