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With Lionhead Studios shuttered and Fable Legends cancelled, fans were left with unanswered questions about the series’ future. Microsoft has been criticized this generation for seemingly lacking first-party exclusives and many feel that another addition to the Fable franchise could revitalize interest. Fans aren’t the only ones that look forward to once again diving into that universe. Speaking to GameSpot at PAX Australia, Microsoft Studios Publishing GM Shannon Loftis said that the she loves the IP and would like to go back to Albion.
“Fable is very near and dear to my heart. Actually one of the primary reasons [I moved to England] was to work with the team on Fable II. Fable Fortune is now out, the card game. We love the IP. I can’t talk right now about whether we’re doing anything with it or not, but if I ever get the chance to go back to Albion …”
While Loftis is certainly fond of the series, her comment about its future is vague. As head of first-party publishing, Loftis is an important figure in deciding which games are developed, so her interest in the series is a good sign. Still, she told GameSpot that her team receives anywhere between 350-400 pitches for games every year. Figuring out which games have potential and deserve support is no small task.
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