It's been more than two years since the release of the current-gen consoles. Unfortunately, during this time Microsoft still hasn't provided gamers with too many exclusive titles. However, the Redmond giant's idleness should soon be broken - at least that's the impression one can get from the latest reports from Andy Robinson.
What games after Starfield?
During a recent VGC podcast (via The Gamer), the journalist mentioned the games that should appear after the long-awaited Starfield. According to the information he provided, users of Xbox consoles in the first place can look forward to the debuts of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 from Ninja Theory, and Avowed by Obsidian Entertainment. According to the editor, both titles may be more widely presented during the summer show of Microsoft games.
"These are the next big games for them [Microsoft - editor's note] to talk about. As far as I know, these are the two upcoming releases. What is surprising, however, is that Fable represents a very distant topic. Perfect Dark is also not close, similarly Everwild. It's easy to feel for Xbox fans, as this must be frustrating for them. Everything looks great on paper, but these games are not ready," Robinson explained.
A new Fable like The Witcher?
Sympathy is particularly due to fans of the aforementioned Fable. Although the next installment of the series has been announced back in 2020, Robinson revealed that earnest work on the game is said to have begun only recently. At first glance, this may seem disappointing, but in the face of last year's reports that the developers had a lot of problems with, among other things, the implementation of the relevant mechanics, this is good news.
"I heard that only recently the game has entered the stage of full-fledged production," revealed the editor.
Two cents on Fable were added by Jordan Middler, who participated in the podcast. The journalist reportedly witnessed conversations in which the project was repeatedly compared to The Witcher. In a situation where it is in vain to look for any official news about the game, Middler's reports give some insight into how Fable may ultimately present itself.
"I have participated in discussions about the Fable project in 2021 and 2022, from which it became clear that there was no shortage of management problems. They [the developers - ed. note] didn't know much about what the new installment of the series should be. I'm not sure if a game in the style of the original series would be something the players want today. I have repeatedly heard comparisons to The Witcher, which may upset people who appreciate the original Fable," said the journalist.
Is the possible that the departure from the classic style of Fable will annoy fans of the original? We will have to wait before we know the answer to this question. Nevertheless, with such "experiments" the developers may kick over the beehive.
Finally, let's recall that the aforementioned Starfield is heading for Xbox Series X/S consoles and PCs. Bethesda's game is expected to debut on the market in the first half of this year.