The Game Awards they had a lot of big announcements from various studios, but from Xbox there were none. titles like Starfield Y redfall, which are supposed to be released in the first half of 2023, received no updates. In the meantime, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Contraband, Indiana Jones, Avowed, fable and several other titles remain missing.
Jez Corden’s windows central talked about this in a new article, but also revealed some interesting information about the Xbox First Party release. He noted that “some” have blamed this on Microsoft’s rules regarding contractor work, which has caused “unnecessary turnover that causes projects to lose more key personnel than usual.”
However, it seems there are also some “internal politics” around the engine that games are allowed to use. It has led to “development problems” for Halo Infinite Y fable, since Microsoft prefers to use their tools instead of, say, Unreal Engine. Therefore, contractors need to be trained to work with these tools, and when they leave the project halfway through, due to Microsoft policy, it creates more problems.
The problems of Halo Infinite have been well documented, but fable it’s something new. Corden said in June that reports of scope concerns for the fantasy RPG were exaggerated and that development was going “well.” It very well could be, but Microsoft tools and the use of contractors could be causing unnecessary delays.
Time will ultimately tell, so stay tuned. fable is currently in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC.