Rumours of a new Fable game are an open secret at this point, with the game being all but officially confirmed since early 2018. Now, according to a NeoGAF thread full of potential leaks about future Microsoft announcements, the game is apparently finally set to have an official announcement.

If you’re out of the loop, here’s a catch up: Playground Games, the British videogame developer most well known for developing the Forza Horizon series, was acquired by Microsoft and became part of Xbox Game Studios back in 2018.

In February 2017, Playground Games announced that they were opening a second studio in order to focus on a ‘open-world’ project, a notable departure from their usual racing projects.

In January 2018, Eurogamer reported that the Fable series was being revived by Microsoft. However, they weren’t resurrecting Lionhead Studios (rest in peace, Lionhead) to do it – they had instead tasked Playground Games with it.

It’s been pretty much radio silence since, which brings us back to the present. According to the thread, NeoGAF member Braldryr can ‘confirm’ that the new game is indeed part of the Fable series.

Braldryr says that while many have speculated that the new game is the long awaited Fable 4, ‘the reality is that [the game is] a new beginning for the Fable franchise’.

The game is set to be a next-gen game and that it’s unlikely to retail until 2021 at the absolute earliest. We’ll most likely ‘see a glimpse of a small teaser trailer’ at E3 and won’t get more information until 2020.

Are you excited for the new Fable game? I know I am! Let us know in the comments below.

Source: NeoGAF.