Matt Booty says Fable will be a 'high-quality release' that brings old and new ideas

Fable 2020 Fairy
Fable 2020 Fairy (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Fable is an upcoming action-RPG being developed by Playground Games.
  • According to Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty, this will be a "high-quality release."
  • Booty also mentioned that Playground is bringing older concepts alongside new ideas.
  • Fable is being developed for the Xbox Series X and PC.

The reveal of the long-rumored Fable reboot from Playground Games closed out the recent Xbox Games Showcase. While many fans are excited the franchise is officially coming back, there's a lot of questions around just what form this new title will take. In an interview with The Guardian, Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty talked a little about what newcomers and longtime fans can expect from this new Fable.

Booty mentioned that Playground's attention to detail and passion for the franchise have impressed him and that everything he's seen so far indicates it will be a "very high-quality release."

"With any kind of franchise like that, where you've had existing versions, there's always that balance between what you're going to bring forward, what still stands up, and what you want to add that's new," he continues. "It's like the challenge of making a new Star Wars movie – there's stuff that everyone wants you to bring along, but then you've got a responsibility to take that to new places and I trust Playground has a good vision for that."

Recently, we reported that Fable will not be an MMO, contrary to the many rumors currently flying around. This doesn't mean there won't be online components like co-op but the focus is solidly on crafting an action-RPG.

Fable does not currently have a release window. When it does arrive, it'll be available on Xbox Series X and PC.

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Samuel Tolbert
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