One of the surprise announcements at Microsoft’s July Xbox games showcase was a new Fable game from developer Playground. Very little is known about this project, and it’s likely still very far off.
Xbox Games Studios boss Matt Booty has now spoken about the challenge of reviving the Fable series, saying it’s not unlike the situation Disney finds itself in when it makes a new Star Wars movie. You want to respect the history of the brand but also push things forward, Booty said.
“With any kind of franchise like that, where you’ve had existing versions, there’s always that balance between what you’re going to bring forward, what still stands up, and what you want to add that’s new,” Booty told The Guardian. “It’s like the challenge of making a new Star Wars movie–there’s stuff that everyone wants you to bring along, but then you’ve got a responsibility to take that to new places and I trust Playground has a good vision for that.”