Former chief of Lionhead Studios has stated he would ‘love to’ work on Fable 4.
When interviewed by GamesRadar, Molyneux was asked if he thought there might be a 4th instalment in the Fable franchise on the horizon. He replied “It’s crazy that Fable 4 isn’t being made, I would love to do Fable IV, and the studio tried to do it. You’d have to get the original team back together though.”
A lot of RPG games these days do take inspiration from the Fable Franchise, the game series did help the evolution of RPGs as a whole. Fable games focused a lot more on character relationships and personal growth, which a lot more RPGs are including, such as The Witcher and Mass Effect.
Sadly Fable 3 was met with a lot of fan backlash as the game lacked the same depth the previous two games had. Lionhead Studios then worked on Fable Adventures, a Kinect game set in the Fable universe which failed commercially. Soon after, Peter Molyneux quit Lionhead to set up the indie studio 22cans.
All was not lost for the Fable franchise however, as Lionhead then started work on an co-op RPG, Fable: Legends. Sadly the project was never finished as the game was cancelled and Lionhead Studios was closed down earlier this year.
In an interview with Eurogamer back in May this year, former Lionhead art director John McCormack confirmed that a Fable 4 game was pitched to Microsoft. McCormack stated that “It would be darker and grittier. And because it was R-rated it would have the prostitutes and the humor. This is going to be f***ing brilliant, and everybody was really into it.” However Microsoft turned Fable 4 down in favour for Fable: Legends.
Molyneux is currently recovering from the fallout of his failed game Godus. The game led to media outcry, as promises were made by Molynuex and 22cans which were never fulfilled. At this time we are unsure what Peter Molynuex has planned next.