New Fable in development by Playground Games, but it's not Fable 4

Fable 4 Trailer Announcement
(Image credit: Playground Games)

A new Fable game was announced to be in development by Playground Games at Microsoft's Xbox Series X games conference.

Many anticipated it would be the fourth game in the series, but it's currently being referred to simply as "Fable." Here's what it looks like:

Fable 4 trailer

Although we weren't graced with any gameplay, the game has been officially confirmed with a rather goofy cinematic trailer where a fairy just having a good time gets eaten by a frog.

This comes after Microsoft cancelled Fable Legends in 2016 and no news of the franchise's revival had been revealed until today. Fable 3 was released early 2010, making it over a decade since we've seen a mainstream Fable title.

As the game isn't being given a number, this could mean Playground Games will be rebooting the world while keeping it mechanically and narratively in the spirit of previous entries in the franchise.

Claire Tabari
Contributing Writer

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Claire finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Claire is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.