Horizon: Forbidden West Writer Joins Fable Reboot


A senior writer on Horizon: Forbidden West has left Guerrilla Games to join Playground and work on the upcoming Xbox exclusive Fable reboot.

As reported by Eurogamer, Andrew Walsh announced on LinkedIn that he was leaving the world of PlayStation to start work on its rival Xbox's upcoming fantasy game developed by the Forza Horizon studio.

This won't be Walsh's first foray into Fable, however, as he previously served as narrative lead on the cancelled co-op spin-off game Fable Legends, working at the now defunct Lionhead Studios from 2013 to 2015.

Walsh had most recently served as associate narrative director on the PlayStation VR 2's Horizon: Call of the Mountain, but has a long-running career in video game writing. He's previously worked on Watch Dogs Legion, The Division 2, Shadow of the Beast, and more.

It's still unknown when fans can expect to see more of the legendary fantasy franchise, but it's certainly been a long wait so far, given Fable for Xbox Series X was officially announced more than two years ago in July 2020.

Xbox has shared that it's being developed using the Forza Engine and that the game will mark "a new beginning" for the Fable franchise, but has remained tight-lipped otherwise.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.