Control, Dishonored Lead Writer Moves Onto Fable Project

Anna Megill is now the lead writer of Playground Game's recently revealed Fable.

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Anna Megill--the lead writer of Control and narrative lead of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider--has moved over to Playground Games to spearhead Fable's writing team.

Megill shared the news on Twitter, announcing that she will be the project's lead writer. Megiil's due to make a move to the studio's stomping grounds in Leamington Spa, England, where she said she will "live in an English country cottage and write fairy tales."

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Megill briefly touched on her relationship with the Fable series in a Twitter thread announcing her new position. "Fable holds a special place in my heart," Megill wrote. "It came out the year I started in [game development], and it's the first game I played with a developer's eye."

Though she doesn't comment on Fable's state, Megill does express an initial skepticism about joining the project due to the game's potential of being "just a bunch of medieval fart jokes." Fables games are widely known for their goofy, irreverent humor and tone, something that might've been a change of pace for her. However, she clarified that the team's story and vision "reassured and excited" her, calling it a perfect fit in relation to the rest of her writing background.

Fable, which has been long-rumored, was revealed during an Xbox Games Showcase over the summer. The reveal didn't showcase any gameplay; it was merely a cinematic confirming that Fable is in development by Forza Horizon creator Playground Games, though no release date was attached. While a date may not be solidified, Fable is slated to launch on Xbox Series X|S.

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