Original Fable Creators Would Love To Do A Fable Reboot; Ex-Lionhead Devs Pitch In
Creators of the original Fable games, Simon Carter and his brother Dene, would love to do a Fable reboot. As a matter of fact, other ex-Lionhead developers would love to pitch in as well.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Fable Legends had been cancelled. At this point, the game had been in development for roughly four years. Aside from the game’s cancellation, Microsoft also made public that they are talking about closing down the game’s development studio, Lionhead Studios.
Lionhead Studios was founded back in 1996, and in 2004 the studio acquired the rights to Fable when the studio purchased Fable developer, Big Blue Box Studios.
Big Blue Box was founded by Simon Carter and his brother Dene Carter back in 1998 with the goal to create a game that they had been planning to make since they were children. That game turned out to be Fable.
While Simon eventually left Lionhead in 2011, Dene already left the development studio back in 2009.
Original Fable creators would love a Fable Reboot; many ideas unused
With Fable Legends cancelled, and the possible closure of Lionhead Studios in sight, both brothers were asked whether they would like to do a Fable reboot or possibly, Fable 4. Simon and Dene were quick to reply to the initial tweet, with Simon Carter answering that he would love to do a reboot as there are “so many ideas” they “didn’t get to play with”.
— Simon Carter (@bbbscarter) March 15, 2016
Simon’s brother, Dene Carter, joked that everything they did with Fable was perfect, aside from some changes he would like to make.
— Dene Carter (@Fluttermind) March 16, 2016
The conversation didn’t stop there however, as ex Lionhead developer Georg Backer, pitched in and tweeted that he would be “in” for a reboot as well.
— Georg Backer (@georgbacker) March 16, 2016
Writer on the original Fable games, Mark Llabres Hill, added that he would like to be counted “in” as well. According Hill, he has many unused fart jokes that need to be used.
— Mark Llabres Hill (@MarkLlabresHill) March 16, 2016
Fable’s former franchise manager and lead designer at Lionhead, Ted Timmins, expressed to be excited about “getting the band back together”.
— Ted Timmins (@JustTeddii) March 16, 2016
The entire Twitter conversation was tagged to Microsoft’s head of the gaming division, Phil Spencer. Whether Phil is up for a reboot remains to be seen, but we sure would like a Fable reboot.