If rumours turn out to be true, we could soon be heading back to the wonderfully sarcastic and witty world of Albion.
In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, chances are, we could be getting a new Fable game. Last week Eurogamer reported that Microsoft, inspired by the success of Sony and Guerrilla Games’ open-world single-player epic Horizon Zero Dawn had commisioned a new game in the Fable universe, to be headed up by Forza Horizon developer Playground Games.
Many former Lionhead and series developers have weighed in on the hot topic since it came to light and now the games creator Peter Molyneux has had his say on the possibility of a return to Albion and what it could involve.
During an interview with IGN, Molyneux spoke of his belief that a new entry in the Fable series, should be a prequel to Fable 1.
“[The] Fable story hinted at a dramatic time before Fable 1 when the Guild was founded, this would be a perfect setting for Fable 4, the land of Albion would be much more primitive, the magic much more attuned to nature, the combat much more brutal. The story would follow the founding members of the heroes guild, why it was set up,” Molyneux offered.
Fable‘s creator later added that he would love to see “brutal, visceral and fluid combat system that left permanent scars” in Fable 4, with the introduction of crossbows and longbows along with daggers, spears and swords to assist in that train of thought. Molyneux would even like to see a revamped Magic system where players could craft their own unique system and animal companions such as birds, cats, dogs and even goldfish to grow bonds with as the player embarks on various missions.
He continues to think big, with talk of dragon riding, fights with god sized giants and role alignment. But for all the dreams and talk, Molyneux purely wants a new Fable game to retain what the fans love about the series: marriage, co-op, towns, cities and villages, it’s what makes Fable such a special entity.
We’re still awaiting confirmation from Microsoft regarding the existence of Fable 4, which won’t likely arrive until E3 2018 in Los Angeles this June.