New Fable Game Revealed During Xbox Games Showcase

Fable was revealed Thursday, reviving the long-languishing series for the next console generation.
Fable was revealed Thursday, reviving the long-languishing series for the next console generation. / Courtesy of Playground Games

Microsoft revealed a new Fable game is coming to the Xbox Series X during its Thursday Xbox games showcase after many long months of rumors. Billed as a new beginning for the Fable franchise, the game will be developed by a new team at Forza Horizon studio Playground Games.

The trailer, which closed out the showcase, follows a fairy flying through a forest with some classic Fable voice-over — before the fairy gets eaten by a frog.

New Fable Game Revealed During Xbox Games Showcase

As of now, the game appears to be titled simply Fable. Microsoft did not reveal a release date for the game.

Reports published in 2018 suggested Playground Games was at work on a new Fable after multiple abortive attempts to revive the franchise elsewhere. Microsoft acquired the studio later that year to invest in it as a first-party developer.

Microsoft previously rejected a pitch from the now-defunct Fable franchise creator Lionhead Studios, according to the studio's art director John McCormack.