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Don’t get your hopes up for a Fable and Perfect Dark return, says Microsoft

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Want proof that a game franchise from a bygone era that was long since thought lost to the mists of time is making a comeback? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to start stalking the rights holders of that intellectual property when they finish up work for the day, but you can hop online for some proper proof instead.

In news that saw the plot thicken, fans recently cottoned on to the existence of two new Twitter accounts for ye olde Perfect Dark and Fable. Profiles for games which according to the truest of believers, are well overdue for a remake or a brand new entry. And now for the Buzz killington part of this story, as those hopes of yours which were looking to pull a Superman and go up, up and away are about to be dragged right back to Earth.

First, the Fable account. Xbox marketing head honcho Aaron Greenberg explained that “ 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.”According to The Verge, the Perfect Dark account is owned by a fan who was lucky enough to land the username, although fans aren’t buying it.

With both accounts fielding a “username” title between them and the Perfect Dark account’s first follower being the game’s original producer Ken Lobb, fans believe that something is afoot. If anything is happening, the best chance at seeing these dreams reignited/hopes dashed upon the rocks of Gibraltar will be next month’s Xbox Series X –focused event, which will Microsoft finally lift the lid on what all their first-party studios have been up to.

Perfect Dark’s last entry was all the way back in 2005 on the Xbox, while Fable’s last proper instalment was the 2010 threequel, with the franchise propped up by a few spin-offs in the years since then. I don’t know why anyone would want to a new Perfect Dark or Fable game as they were notoriously okay at best, but hey! If there’s a fresh spin to be had on them, I’m interested to at least hear Microsoft out.

Last Updated: June 29, 2020


  1. Aaron Greenberg is the worst thing to happen to the Xbox brand since ol’ Don Mattrick.


  2. CodeDisQus

    June 29, 2020 at 10:37

    Are Fable and Perfect dark still relevant today??


  3. Pieter Kruger

    June 29, 2020 at 12:05

    It’s gamings’ worst kept secret that a new Fable is coming from Playground. As for Perfect Dark(rumored to be in development by The Initiative), I’m not sure…..but whatever The Initiative is working on should be brilliant if you look at all the talent they have working for the studio! July is going to be soooooo good!


  4. Lu

    June 29, 2020 at 10:12

    Honestly I’d be satisfied with the fable trilogy being available on PC in Games Pass.


  5. Original Heretic

    June 29, 2020 at 10:32

    Fable was okay, but it had the potential to be so much more.
    Isn’t that what sequels and reboots are for?


    • BradeLunner

      June 29, 2020 at 11:44

      Yea man, I loved those games and I think their humor coupled with sense of wonder would make for a great comeback on next gen


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