Booty: I am confident that Fable will be “a very high quality release”; Will bring in Playground’s own ideas while respecting the series’ legacy
Microsoft Studios chief Matt Booty praises the upcoming new Fable for Xbox Series X.
In a new interview with The Guardian, the manager talk about last week’s Xbox Series X showcase and the technical advancements that Microsoft’s next-gen console will bring. The interview also mentioned the all-new Fable and if Booty is to be believed, Playground Games will be the very high quality franchise.
“I’m just looking at what Playground has done with the Horizon series – that attention to detail, the ability to represent these naturalistic landscapes,” said Booty when asked to have Forza Horizon developer Playground develop the new Fable. “They also have a real passion for the IP and a unique point of view about what is at the core of Fable. Everything I’ve seen as the game progresses tells me this is going to be a very high quality release.”
According to Booty, the new Fable will bring in the studio’s own ideas while respecting the franchise’s legacy.
“With any franchise where you’ve had existing versions, there’s always that balance between what you bring up, what’s still up and what you want to add, which is new,” he says. It’s just like the challenge of making a new Star Wars movie – there are things everyone wants you to take with you, but then you have a responsibility to take them to new places and I trust Playground to have a good vision. ”
There have long been rumors that the now-confirmed Fable is a reboot for the series, and after last week’s Series X showcase, marketing manager Aaron Greenberg confirmed that Playground is giving the franchise a fresh start.
“To give the Fable franchise – and a completely fresh start – into the hands of one of the biggest game developers in the world, including in England with Playground Games, is a kind of dream come true,” said Greenberg.
Fable returns with a new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a country full of fantastic creatures and wonderful places. Developed by Playground Games for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.
Fable has not yet received a release date, but as always we will update as more information comes up.