After years of rumors about when Fable would return, Microsoft has announced that a new Fable game is on the way for Xbox Series X and Windows 10–and it’s developed by Playground Games. It’s considered a new start for the franchise and is named as such: It’s known simply as Fable.
The new trailer isn’t all that extensive. It’s entirely cinematic, showcasing a cute fairy just minding its own business… only to quite suddenly be eaten by a passing frog. No gameplay was shown and no other details were revealed. This was primarily an announcement that the game is coming, with a small taste of what kind of attitude you can expect from it.
Playground Games is a surprising (albeit previously rumored) choice to develop a new Fable game, having been known exclusively for its work on Horizon spin-offs to the Forza racing franchise. It most recently put out Forza Horizon 4, along with its Fortune Island and Lego expansions. A new Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X was also just announced by Turn 10.
The game was shown alongside Halo Infinite and Forza Motorsport during the Xbox Series X games event. This marks the first mainline entry in the series since Fable III in 2010. The original trilogy was developed by the now-defunct Lionhead Studios, which closed in 2016 following the cancellation of Fable Legends.