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The upcoming Fable reboot is in a playable state, implies a producer’s LinkedIn profile

Development seems to be going well.

Since its reveal in 2020, fans of the Fable franchise have been eagerly waiting for any new details or rumors about the franchise’s new (and hopefully improved) reboot. Since the initial announcement though, there has been radio silence from Microsoft and Playground Games, and fans are naturally getting restless. However, we may finally have a good idea of how the game is progressing thanks to a producer’s LinkedIn profile.

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The producer in question is Vijay Gill, who is handling the Fable reboot at Playground Games. For those unfamiliar, Playground Games is responsible for the Forza series. In his profile, Gill details his role at Playground Games, with one particular bit of information standing out, stating that he is “preparing and facilitating regular game playthroughs and build reviews with key stakeholders.” With this information, we can guess that the game has reached a playable state, which is a significant milestone in development. With that said, we are likely a ways off from seeing the final product, as the game likely has plenty more development to add content and refine the experience.

If this LinkedIn info proves correct, it will be reassuring to know that by all appearances, Fable is progressing well, especially given the rumors and speculation surrounding the game’s development over the last few years. It was rumored that development had been halted and restarted due to issues with the game’s quality, some going as far as to say it was “unplayable.” Then there were rumors about a complete engine change from Playground Game’s in-house Forzatech Engine to Unreal Engine, but these were proven untrue.

For now, it’s still a case of wait-and-see, but hopefully, this new information is a good indication that we may finally hear some news on Fable in the future. Perhaps at Xbox’s summer showcase? When the game does eventually release, it will be coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC platforms.

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Matt is a freelance writer based in the UK and has spent over three years covering and writing about video games. He discovered his love of games journalism while attending Canterbury Christchurch University, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Game Design and has been writing ever since. He will find any excuse to play and write about games. When he isn't fighting dragons or exploring far-off galaxies, he spends his free time playing D&D, listening to music, or reading a good book. His primary game bests are Diablo IV, the Final Fantasy series, D&D, and anything new releasing that tickles his fancy.