Xbox Marketing Director Aaron Greenberg responded to a recent Internet discussion on the possibility of Fable 4 and a new Perfect Dark game. Greenberg said on Twitter that he understands that people are “hungry for news” ahead of the Xbox Series X first-game showcase in July, but acknowledged that you shouldn’t be too excited about those games without warning.
The recently discovered placeholder Twitter accounts for “Fable” and “Perfect Dark Game” aren’t what they appear to be, Greenberg said. He stressed that these accounts have been inactive “for years”. The executive also mentioned that Microsoft’s standard operating procedure for registering social accounts for its franchises, even though the company has no plans to advertise around them.
I know everyone is hungry for news, but I’m sorry I have your hopes. These accounts have been inactive for years, it is normal practice to protect social handles for our IP.
– Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) June 28, 2020
The Perfect Dark account was created by a fan. Xbox veteran Ken Lobb, whose name is the inspiration for the Klobb weapon in GoldenEye, followed the account, which led people to believe it could be the real story. However, it is only a fan account. The owner said they would leave it to Microsoft if he asked for it, but this doesn’t seem to have happened yet.
The Fable account, however, was apparently created by Microsoft as a brand protection measure.
The second Forza Horizon team on Playground is said to be working on Fable 4. In 2018, Eurogamer reported that the game is an action role-playing game focusing on history and characters that has a development team of over 200 people. .
The Fable series was created by Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios. Molyneux has since left Microsoft, while Lionhead has been closed after the cancellation of Fable Legends.
The Xbox Series X showcase in July should bring news about Halo Infinite – an introductory title for the X Series – as well as other exclusive Microsoft games.