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Peter Molyneux Pitches Ideas for Fable 4

Peter Molyneux Pitches Ideas for Fable 4 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 January 2018 / 3,774 Views

Last week a report was released that Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is working on a new game in the Fable series.

Fable creator Peter Molyneux speaking with IGN has pitched his own ideas for the next game in the series.

"Fable story hinted at a dramatic time before Fable 1 when the Guild was founded, this would be a perfect setting for Fable 4, the land of Albion would be much more primitive, the magic much more attuned to nature, the combat much more brutal. The story would follow the founding members of the heroes guild, why it was set up," said Molyneux.

"I would love to see brutal, visceral and fluid combat system that left permanent scars. Weapons like short swords, long swords, daggers, spears, longbows and crossbows all having a there own combat feel and specialties. The magic system should be revamped with the ability to ‘craft’ your own unique system. Having a familiar of your choice (bird, cat, dog (goldfish???) ) which assists you with magic and bonds with you.

"A whole new creature Bestiary of opponents to fight with hordes of small creatures, to god sized giants and of corse DRAGONS (rideable). Allowing a player to morph their own alignment, based on their actions, so you would become a Thief if you sneak and steal or a knight if you adhere to a code of honour etc. Having you own loyal horse which you train and bond with. Having your own home which you build from scratch up to an abode fit for a hero.

"Marriage yes, Co-op yes, Town, cities and villages yes, Commerce yes, open world yes, first person option yes. I could go on forever about the beloved world of Fable."

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ironmanDX (on 23 January 2018)

Agreed with all of it until... First person. Ugh... Elder scrolls combat? Clunky and outdated... Not to mention it would defeat the purpose of scars if you can't see them on your face or chest.

Teeqoz (on 23 January 2018)

He does say it should be an option.

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Johnw1104 (on 23 January 2018)

I personally really enjoy 1st person rpgs, and with VR I suspect they're not going anywhere. Merle combat is rarely done well though... someone should really dedicate themselves to making first person combat in close quarters more interesting.

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Johnw1104 (on 23 January 2018)


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TallSilhouette (on 23 January 2018)

@John: Look up Mordhau and Kingdom Come. Arguably the best melee weapon systems made.

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Nebnosneh (on 23 January 2018)

Molyneux should be made head of the Fable 4 development team so that none of the features mentioned here can appear in the final game.

Xen (on 23 January 2018)

Pretty much everyone commenting missed the first person: OPTIONAL part?

JEMC (on 23 January 2018)

Is there someone that still cares about what Molyneux says?

HandofPrometheus (on 23 January 2018)

Ugh first person rpgs.

Azzanation (on 23 January 2018)

I Hope they stick to 3rd Person View. I couldn't get into Skyrim and other RPGs play styles. Something about a 3rd person perspective which gives a good RPG its charm. Seeling your character evolve and change is something I enjoy seeing. I have good faith in Playground Games.

AlfredoTurkey (on 23 January 2018)

All this did was make me want to play Fable 1 again. Such a fantastic game.

S.T.A.G.E. (on 23 January 2018)

Fable might have been his idea, but his words were not met by actions. Microsoft should have the new devs choose the direction only with slight suggestion from Molyneux.

WagnerPaiva (on 23 January 2018)

Here is an idea: donīt freaking make it.

Chris Hu (on 23 January 2018)

Playground Games is a very good developer I'm pretty confident that the game will be good.

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WagnerPaiva (on 23 January 2018)

We will see, I guess...

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Ganoncrotch (on 23 January 2018)

surprised he hasn't turned his attentions to things like PSVR, would be the perfect tool for Mylo, he can go off to virtual reality land and play with his little boy :<

John2290 (on 23 January 2018)

Basically a fable skinned, co-op Elderscrolls game...with scars.

Mystro-Sama (on 23 January 2018)

We've been here before.

Vasto (on 23 January 2018)


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UltimateGamer1982 (on 23 January 2018)

That sounds great and all but didn't Microsoft close his studio? Can he still make fable games or what? I always remember him over promising and under delivering when it came to fable under his watch. Hopefully playground can make the series great again. Always enjoyed the original one on OG Xbox.