Fable might not be dead after all. Even though Microsoft shut down Lionhead, the studio that created the popular video game franchise, rumors have emerged that a new entry in the franchise is in the works.
Eurogamer is reporting that another studio has now been tasked with returning the series to its single-player roots and creating an entirely new, big budget entry in the Fable series. The supposed Fable 4 will be an open world role playing game similar to the first three entries in the series., but
UK developer Playground has been tasked with the game. Playground is best known for recent entries in the Forza racing series. Microsoft's renewed interest in Fable is supposedly due to rival Sony's success with Horizon Zero Dawn -- the hit open-world, single-player role playing game that was exclusive to Sony's Playstation 4 console.
Playground is supposedly just now ramping up production of Fable 4, so if the rumors are true, we'll have a long wait before we see if Microsoft can recapture the magic of the franchise with a new studio.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment.