It’s been a long time since fans have heard anything on the new Fable reboot, which is currently in development at Forza Horizon 5 studio Playground Games – after Fable creators Lionhead Studios was closed in 2016. According to a developer working on Fable 4, the game has been in the works for at least four years – meaning it started development shortly after Lionhead’s closure.
After the cancellation of the ambitious Fable Legends back in 2016, Microsoft decided to close Black & White and Fable creators Lionhead Studios at the same time. Rumours of a possible Fable 4 with new developer Playground Games started surfacing around 2018 before finally being confirmed as actually happening in July 2020.
Since the Fable reboot hasn’t had anything released barring a CGI teaser trailer and barely any news in over a year, it’s easy to assume that it’s still quite fresh in development. However, according to the lead engineer at Playground Games, Fable 4 has actually been in the works for at least four years.