Microsoft has downplayed the importance of two social media accounts that reference Microsoft properties Fable and Excellent Darkish, however followers aren’t satisfied.
Final week, followers picked up on @fable and @PerfectDarkGame accounts, each of which had been registered in early 2020. Verge journalist Tom Warren seen that the Excellent Darkish account was adopted by a Microsoft worker, which turned out to be Ken Lobb, Inventive Director at Microsoft Studios and former Excellent Darkish developer. Warren additionally famous that the Fable account is registered to a Microsoft electronic mail tackle.
I’m undecided who found the @fable and @PerfectDarkGame placeholders, however a Microsoft Xbox worker is following one, and the opposite is registered to a Microsoft electronic mail tackle pic.twitter.com/MagqUbPiZf
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 27, 2020
Xbox Video games Advertising’s Aaron Greenberg was fast to quash rumours in regards to the accounts, replying to Warren’s tweet and stating that “it is commonplace follow to safe social handles for our IP,” noting that the accounts “have been inactive for years.” Nevertheless, it clearly says on the placeholder pages that each accounts joined Twitter in March and June of 2020, so what’s actually happening?
The @PerfectDarkGame account subsequently tweeted to say that it had been acquired by a fan of the sequence, however was shocked to see Ken Lobb request to observe the web page. Including to the strangeness of the scenario is the truth that each accounts had been initially noticed with the show identify “Placeholder” (which the Fable account nonetheless reveals).
Rumours round a possible revival for the Fable and Excellent Darkish franchise have been swirling for a while. Within the case of Fable 4, we have been reporting on that potential undertaking for a couple of years now – here is what we’d like to see from a new game in the series.
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