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Xbox boss Phil Spencer took part in the 500th episode of IGN Unlocked Podcastand, in the process, left a trail of tasty breadcrumbs on some of the monster’s most anticipated titles. One of them is the reboot of the Fable series developed by Playground Games, better known as the Forza Horizon series, which he briefly addressed while talking about Obsidian’s Avowed.
Since his announcement, Avowed has been seen as Obsidian's Skyrim killer, but Spencer thinks that "the games are very different, so maybe it's a little hard for me to say that this is our version of this: just know what Fergus (Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian) and the team will do, but when I think about our training and I think about this more basic fantasy RPG setup, I think Avowed will be an amazing participant there. "
“Fable has never been that,” Spencer continues. "Clearly Fable (…) has always been a little more cheerful and a little more British, I think I could tell, and I think Playground will keep him there." Then he says we'll play it before another shy one: "Elder Scrolls 6 is further away, and when that comes out I think it'll be amazing."
Spencer ended up going back to the Skyrim comparison. "I think it is confirmed only from a basic fantasy role – playing game, that there will be some different differences from what Elder Scrolls has traditionally done, obviously this takes place in the world and other things of Pillars (of Eternity ), but yes … "Yes Phil? Follow (spoiler: did not).