A new post on Xbox's official Twitter account shows a trail of glitter, accompanied by some nostalgic music, leading up to a monitor display of the Xbox Games Showcase and seemingly teasing Fable's presence there. As many know, Fable is one of Xbox's cornerstone IPs and a beloved fantasy RPG, but it hasn't seen a new game in over a decade.
Then, at the Xbox Games Showcase in 2020, Microsoft confirmed a new Fable game was in development at Playground Games. It was announced as a "new beginning" for the franchise, with many believing it is a complete reboot of the franchise. Of course, not much has been heard since this announcement, as Playground Games has been busy working on the title, but it seems fans will learn more at the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase.
The teaser can be seen below, and while it could theoretically be about a different Xbox IP, it's hard to imagine it actually being anything but Fable. The music is pulled straight from older Fable games, but the more convincing evidence is the glitter trail. As many may recall, the waypoint system in the classic titles saw protagonists following a trail of glitter, much like what appears in the video. If nothing else, many have been able to connect the dots between this video and Fable, and many would no doubt be let down if the game didn't show up.
As such, any Fable wants may want to mark their calendar for the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase. It is set to take place on June 11 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET, and it'll be followed immediately by an in-depth look at Bethesda Game Studios' highly anticipated sci-fi RPG Starfield. If this tease is accurate, that means fans know of at least three major Xbox exclusives (alongside Forza Motorsport) that will be present at the show. Starfield will be giving fans a deep dive, but it's uncertain what Fable could or would show.
However, it's also important to not give in to the hype and, as with all showcases, temper expectations. It would seem strange to tease Fable for the Xbox Games Showcase but then pull it, as that would only tarnish what should be a special day for Xbox. However, it has happened before. Back in 2021, Xbox Games Publishing posted a tweet about kicking off something special but needing time to "prepare the chickens," and it even name-dropped Fable Anniversary. However, it would late retract that statement when fans believed news on Fable was coming, and it apparently wasn't. That shouldn't happen here, but fans will just have to wait and see what comes of this teaser.
Fable is in development.