Ever the humble developer, Peter Molyneux has emerged from his interview-repelling bubble to speak to GamesRadar about the closure of Lionhead Studios - one he helped create and built a legendary reputation with. During the talks, he speaks of his willingness to work on another sequel in the Fable series; one which fell from its pedestal following the launch of Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor.
Speaking his mind, Molyneux said "It's crazy that Fable 4 isn't being made,". When asked whether it might ever be possible in the future, he replied "I would love to do Fable 4, and the studio tried to do it. You'd have to get the original team back together, though.".
Following his departure from Lionhead Studios after the failure of Fable: The Journey- a Kinect-only title that didn't manage to capitalize on the sensor's high sales figures - Molyneux went on to found 22Cans; a group which gained him the reputation of being a developer past his prime after multiple shattered promises and tension at the studio.
Saying how Microsoft turned down Lionhead's original Fable 4 pitch in favor of Fable Legends, the project was to be Lionhead's multiplayer venture into the Fable universe until the game was delayed months before release and eventually cancelled outright with the studio closing its doors immediately after.
Whether we can ever expect the Fable franchise to make a triumphant seems like a push at this rate. Finding its stride during the Xbox 360 days, the series paid the price after a few bad ideas; so it's likely down to whether Microsoft eventually warms up to the idea of a darker sequel from another studio - Molyneux's or not.