Fable III’s almost “at the final edit”, says Molyneux

Friday, 5th February 2010 19:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Peter Molyneux has revealed in an interview that Fable III is “almost at its final edit”.

Good news, there.

Speaking with Develop, the gaming legend revealed all sorts of other stuff, like his favorite music album (Dark Side of the Moon), his hobbies, the fact that he admires Valve, loved Half-Life 2, and all sorts of other things you would ask a chap on your first date.

It’s a short read, but an interesting one, nonetheless.

Fable III will be shown at X10 next week, so expect more on it then.

Molyneux will also be giving a lecture at GDC this year, chatting about intuitive design.



  1. onlineatron

    I’m baffled by this.

    Fable 1 and 2 both took years and years to make.. and ultimately they turned out well despite not truly living up to Molyneux’s gab.

    So am I justified it approaching this with caution. Unless Molyneux design/work ethic has dramatically altered I can see this being a let down.

    It strikes me as a big name title rushed out in time to sell (read ‘Bundle’) with Natal to sucker in the hardcore.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    It’ll probably be using the same engine. Thats always a time saver.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. justiceblob

    Shame we still know fuck all about it (give or take the storyline)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Most companies that don’t licence other peoples engines tend to just have one engine they use over and over. The hurdle was building a 360 engine, over the last year and a half they could have just been endlessly updating and refining it.

    I loved Fable 2 anyway, so am excited for this muchly.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    I’d be fairly happy with the Fable 2 engine. It wasn’t spectacular, but it certainly worked.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    wow he’s not trash talking pc gaming I am so shocked!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    When has Peter trash-talked the PC?

    /regretting this already

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    /regretting this already


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Like you’ll get a sensible, straight answer to that. :D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    here is one of his dumest commets ever made

    the guy should no more creadability. oh one more thing he just like epic games, Id software, infinty ward

    yea that is right he’s trash talking pc gaming right here. One of the biggest lairs in gaming Industry

    he just loves his fanbase

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Yeah, this sequel is coming out WAY to fast. Makes me worried.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    2 miracles just happened:
    -BDH actually made a post that was in context with whats being asked.
    -The link actually shows that Molyneux at one point said something reasonable and completely true for once.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. blackdreamhunk

    oh really lasttime i checked pc gaming has alot more games than consoles

    Peter Molyneux fable is soooo great did not sell on pc why because he sucks!

    more like Peter Molyneux does not know anything about pc gaming

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    lol @ Gekidami

    (and yeah, for what it’s worth I agree. It’s one of the more sensible things Molyneux has said, even if a certain poster here isn’t capable of understanding what it means.)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    yea he’s too afraid of crying over his game agin lol he sucks so bad!!

    why aren’t pc gamers buying my game lol do they only care about wow

    ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha what a joke

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    I’d hate to cry over my agin. I only have one.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    I have one thing to about his games

    bio-ware is much better rpg company.

    bio-ware respects their fanbasetoo.

    I can’t say that for Peter Molyneux. Maybe that is why his company will never ever be as good as bio-ware.

    if he wants to be like vavle he has a long ways to go!!!

    pc gaming in tatters huh! lol

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    Fable 2 took 4 years to make and it was ok not the best game but good. Im concerned if hes making a sequel in half the time.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. onlineatron

    Fable 2 was a blast… but far too ‘gamey’ to adhere to the organic nature Molyneux promoted.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Oh Peter… Someone please kick off him from Microsoft.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Mauller

    Steph, why oh why did you mention pc gaming? You brought out BDH. Now I can’t even read any of the comments that come after his.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Stephany Nunneley

    I was feeling wicked. ;-)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    Two years after the last game’s release is “too long”?

    You do realise they were probably already working on this before Fable 2 even came out… right? Half the effort with most games is in making the proprietary engine. It’s easy to make a full game in 2 years if an engine is already in place.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    Not probably, they were.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Michael O’Connor

    “Not probably, they were.”

    Then two years is plenty of time.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. polygem

    he hates pc gaming so much that he decided to name it fable III60

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Bringit

    PC market is on its knees though. He is right.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Id like Microsoft to make more ips instead of relying on the last gens ones you know Halo, Forza, Fable. I read somewhere they dont have any people who understand innovation, was said from a former Microsoft man.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Blerk

    That’s somewhat surprising, much sooner than I expected. That said… it’s Peter. It might still be 18 months off. :-D

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    Exactly Blerk, 2 years for a Lionhead game seems unbelieveable.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. itsucks

    how the fucking so? There isn’t no pior or after lionhead, just a company that is slowing down it’s pace of releases trying to ship products a little more polished than before now that they have deeper pockets to spend time and resources.

    Lionhead is a fairly large studio that normally handles 2 projects at the same time and has various minor pet-projects to experiment inovative game design. They shipped games with a year from each other and they’ve been 3 years from releasing anything (the movies -> fable II). Having 2 years between Fable II/III is surprising because… what, really?
    What’s surprising is Lionhead having two projects on-going simultaneously that are announced and not in the backstage, they’ve must have upped the workforce down there , not surprising alas Fable 2 is probably the most successful 1st party RPG this generation.

    unlike shitty phony 1st party bombas

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Eregol

    I think we’ve all learnt to take anything Molyneux says with a pinch of salt eh?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Aimless

    Well, what he’s said isn’t particularly clear. People seem to be taking it as, “the game’s almost done!” whereas he could well be saying that they’ve almost nailed down which features will make the cut and which won’t, the actual implementation of said features being far from complete.

    #33 5 years ago

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