Fable it is built on the engine ForzaTech owner of Turn 10, la official confirmation of this comes from a Microsoft job advertisement in which the development team is looking for a Software Engineer to work on the development tools, also citing the new fantasy action RPG among the projects built with the engine.
In truth, it had been assumed for some time that this was the case, but there had not yet been a confirmation of it, with suspicions being shared between ForzaTech and Unreal Engine, but apparently the team is betting everything on Turn 10 proprietary technology. Some time ago the use of a custom engine had emerged, but there was no certainty as to which one it was, while now it is reported very clearly.
“Want to make an impact in 3 triple A games in development at 2 beloved Xbox franchises? ForzaTech provides the engines, tools and pipelines that bring the Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon series to life. In addition to adding new features like ray tracing and console support next generation, we are also enriching the toolset to support a action RPG open world: Fable“
This is what we read in the text of the job announcement, thus posing the question very clearly: Fable is based on ForzaTech and not on Unreal Engine, also the engine in question is coming turned in an important way to meet the next gen and also to provide tools suitable for a completely different genre such as the open world action RPG from the one for which it has always been used, that is racing.
On the other hand, i Playground Games have achieved considerable mastery in the use of the Turn 10 engine, as demonstrated by the various Forza Horizon which are also open world, while the characteristics in particular of Forza Horizon 4 can also suggest the transfer of the passage of seasons also in Fable.
It remains to be seen when the latter will be shown to the public, with a rumor that also speaks of the possibility of seeing it at theE3 2021, after some cryptic statements from Chris Goodall, even if the game still seems a long way from its release.