Looks like Fable fans will have to wait a little longer.
Originally announced at the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2022, Fable 4 is a highly anticipated game although it currently has an undisclosed release date. A tweet announcing a vacancy on the game's storytelling team suggests that the Fable sequel could be much earlier in development than previously thought.
Lead Fable 4 writer Anna Megill tweeted yesterday: “Narrative Designers! Playground needs an ND with “a creative eye for storytelling mechanics and systems and a deep understanding of the interactive demands of game storytelling.” Come work with me and my awesome and fun team. The listing goes on to say that the ideal candidate should have “a creative eye for storytelling mechanics and systems and a deep understanding of the interactive demands of game storytelling.”
Fable fans have been left in the dark since the next installment was first announced in 2022, leaving fans wondering about its development. Several rumors of the game being revealed at E3 2022 swirled before the game's showcase but never materialized. This new job posting is the first look at the current level of development for Fable 4.
As Fable 4 appears to be in the story writing phase, it seems like it's still early days for production on the game. Especially considering the position is looking for someone to help develop the game systems. the game's lore and dialogue. Many fans were hoping for a 2022 release, but it looks like they'll have to wait a bit longer.
The first Fable was released on Xbox on September 14, 2004 and "promised an experience like no other". Unfortunately, it got off to a rough start, with the game suffering from a lack of content. Lionhead Studios eventually teamed up with Microsoft and released an extended version of the game a year later in September 2022. Fable became a critical and commercial success.
Fable 4 is expected to be exclusive to Xbox Series X/S and PC. Hopefully that also means it'll be available on Game Pass from launch day.