The subsequent Fable will use the Forza engine
The subsequent Fable will use the identical engine as Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport—not shocking, as Horizon studio Playground is growing it. The affirmation comes courtesy of a brand new Microsoft job itemizing for a software program engineer at Flip 10 Studios, who can be chargeable for bolting new options into the ForzaTech engine, ray tracing amongst them. Flip 10 Studios is chargeable for the Motorsport department of the Forza collection.
Whereas it’s not shocking, it’s however fascinating: ForzaTech has been used solely for racing video games, and whereas the open worlds of the Horizon video games are beautiful, it’ll most likely take some work to adapt the engine for an action-RPG. “Along with including new options like raytracing to assist the following console technology, we’re additionally enriching the toolset to assist an open world motion RPG – Fable,” the job description reads.
The itemizing additionally specifies that the profitable applicant can have “a serious influence on 3 AAA titles in improvement.” Nobody actually wants affirmation that there’s going to be a brand new Forza Horizon, however there it’s anyway (Forza Motorsport 8 is already confirmed).
The commercial additionally appears to verify one other factor we already suspected: Fable 4 is a method off. It was unveiled in July 2020 with a light-on-detail CG trailer, and since then, Microsoft and Playground Studios haven’t uttered a peep about it.