Matt Booty Expects Both New and Old in Fable
According to Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty, the upcoming Fable game that was teased during the recent Xbox game showcase will blend both new and old ideas together. Booty claimed that the new Fable is like J. J. Abrams Star Wars making a new Star Wars movie and that it’s a challenge to juggle what fans expect and new ideas. The Fable game was briefly teased during the recent Xbox game showcase, but it’s still a long way from release. The other Fable titles are available on PC and Xbox One through backwards compatibility and are also part of the extensive Game Pass lineup.
“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,” said Matt Booty. “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.”
“I just look at what Playground has done with the Horizon series, that attention to detail, the ability to represent these naturalistic landscapes,” continued Matt Booty. They also have a real passion for the IP and a unique point of view on what’s core to Fable. Everything I’ve seen as the game progresses tells me this is going to be a very high-quality release.” While we haven’t seen a Fable title from Playground and don’t know what to expect, the Forza Horizon titles have all made for delightful open-world vehicular mayhem.
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