It was already rumored that Fable and Perfect Dark could be coming to Xbox Series X, but Twitter accounts for both games have added more fuel to the fire - meaning that Fable 4 could be closer than we thought.
The accounts for both games were originally shared on Twitter. You can check out the tweet below.
As the tweet notes, one of the accounts is followed by a Microsoft employee, while the other is registered to a Microsoft email address. Both of these facts would usually imply a degree of legitimacy that makes the accounts' existence pretty much indicative of a full-fledged Fable 4.
However, Warren clarified in a follow-up tweet that, "Microsoft has confirmed the accounts are genuine, but says they’ve been inactive for years and it’s standard IP protection. But one was registered in March 2020 and the other in June 2020."
The confirmation came from Aaron Greenberg, GM of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, who wrote, "I know everyone is hungry for news, but sorry to get your hopes up. These accounts have been inactive for years, it’s standard practice to secure social handles for our IP."
As Warren notes though, both accounts were created in 2020, and clearly haven't been inactive for years.
Warren concluded his thread by confirming that the Perfect Dark account "was created by a fan recently, and a Microsoft employee was the first to spot it and follow it."
"The Fable one appears to be the genuine one Microsoft references as IP protection," he said.
Although Greenberg notes that the account was made purely for IP protection, the fact it was created this year - right before next-gen - is sufficiently exciting for Fable aficionados to get their hopes up for Fable 4. A while ago, we heard that Fable 4 rumours describe a “completely open” sequel in which Albion is gone.
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