A recent tweet from a Playground Games developer has revealed that the studio’s reboot of Fable has been in development for four years at this point.
Tom Gaulton, a lead engineer at the studio, celebrated his fourth year at Playground Games this year. He expressed his happiness about being able to work on Fable through a post on Twitter. This tweet is the first real indicator as to how long the game has been in development. Playground Games is a Microsoft-owned studio, with the team initially revealing the Fable reboot in July 2020.
Since the reveal, the studio has said virtually nothing about the reboot. This will be the first entry in the Fable franchise since Fable III in 2014. Lionhead Studios, the initial developers of the series, was working on Fable Legends until the studio closed in 2016. Shortly afterwards, rumors suggested that Playground Games was developing a reboot.
Playground Games is well-known for the development of the last few Forza Horizon racing games within the series. The studio’s latest release was Forza Horizon 5, which received favorable review across the internet. Hopefully, the reboot for Fable will do just as well.