It’s no secret that Microsoft currently has a lack of exclusives announced for the Xbox One. Whereas Sony and Nintendo have loaded the PS4 and Switch with exclusive games, many of Microsoft’s biggest franchises, like Halo and Fable, have been missing in action. However, that could change very soon, as a reputable leaker has suggested that Fable 4 is in active development.
The leaker, Resetera user Klobrille, claims that Fable 4 is being developed by a UK studio, and that the game is currently referred to by the codename Wisdom. Unfortunately, Klobrille doesn’t offer further details beyond that, leaving fans to guess as to the UK studio that is supposedly working on the game.
As with any supposed game “leak,” readers should take this news with a massive grain of salt. However, Klobrille actually has a precedence for accurately leaking news about Microsoft. In the past, he leaked almost all of Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, so there’s more reason to believe him than other leakers on the web.
If we assume that Klobrille is telling the truth, the question remains which UK studio is developing Fable 4, since Microsoft shut down Lionhead Studios. There are many possibilities when it comes to a UK studio that may be working on Fable 4, but one that seems like a distinct possibility is 22Cans.
22Cans, for the uninitiated, is a game studio run by Peter Molyneux, who created the Fable franchise. 22Cans hasn’t released any new significant content since 2016, and it’s plausible the studio could have been commissioned by Microsoft to develop Fable 4. This would make sense considering Molyneux’s history with the franchise and his desire to work on a new Fable game.
Of course, a completely different UK studio could be working on Fable 4, or the game may not even exist. While Xbox One fans may want to believe Klobrille given his accurate leaks in the past, it’s possible that he’s just making this up to create some buzz. It will be interesting to see if his claims about Fable 4 are true, and if they are, hopefully we learn more about the game sooner rather than later.
Fable 4 is rumored to be in development for Xbox One.