A Control writer, former GTA V developers, Batman: Arkham Knight, and now an Assassin’s Creed Origins and Halo Infinite veteran make up just one part of the dream team Playground Games appears to be putting together for the next Fable installment, announced this year. past. The last of the members to join is Steve Thornton, a designer who just yesterday announced via Twitter that he had joined Playground Games to play the role of associate designer.
New year, new job! I tweeted last year to say I was returning from Russia to the UK for a new thing; very happy and excited to say that new thing is with the lovely Playground Games (@WeArePlayground) working on the next Fable as Associate Chief Designer 🍀 pic.twitter.com/gGIggDec3T
— Steve Thornton (@_SteveThornton) January 19, 2021
With more than a decade of experience, Thornton has directed several LEGO games, and collaborated with the aforementioned Odyssey, as well as Halo Infinite. “New year, new job! Last year I said I would be coming back from Russia to the UK for something new – very happy and excited to say that that will be with the lovely Playground Games, working on the next Fable as associate lead designer. “
After years of rumors, Microsoft finally made official the existence of a new installment of Fable, last July with a nice cinematic. While promising, the constant influx of new developers also suggests that the game is yet to be ready to debut or even show up with gameplay.