Fable for Xbox Series X was announced during the company’s July showcase, and while the game is still a long way off we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the team working on it. Fable is being developed by Forza Horizon studio Playground Games, and they’ve brought in some new talent for the game.
Video Games Chronicle has dived deep into the current team working on Fable, and has found that there are numerous industry veterans at the studio right now, working on the iconic RPG series. Notably, an earlier report from the site that much of the Batman: Arkham Knight writing team is now working on Fable has turned out to be accurate.
The game’s narrative director is Martin Lancaster, who was the lead scriptwriter for Arkham Knight. Craig Owens, also a former script writer for Batman developer Rocksteady, has joined Playground too. The cinematic director, Mark Tan, is also a veteran of Rocksteady.
Other members of the Fable team include Will Kennedy (GTA V) as chief designer, Juan Fernández de Simón (Hellblade) as principle game designer, and Adam Olsson (The Division 2) as lead environmental artist. Naturally, many members of the team also previously worked on the Forza Horizon series.
Xbox Games Studio boss Matt Booty recently compared the pressure of making a new Fable to making a Star Wars film. “There’s stuff that everyone wants you to bring along, but then you’ve got a responsibility to take that to new places,” he said.
A release date for Fable has not been set. A new game, Fable Legends, was previously in development at Lionhead for Xbox One until Microsoft shuttered the game studio and canceled the game.
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