Fable narrative lead Anna Megill has announced she will be leaving Playground Games in August and that a “heroically talented team” will continue working on the much-anticipated reboot.

Megill became the narrative lead on Fable in July 2022 and has been with Playground Games since February 2021 when she joined the team as Fable’s lead writer. Working on Fable has been a “dream come true” for her, and she had nothing but positive things to say as she announced her departure.

“Friends, I have news,” Megill wrote on Twitter. “In August, I’m stepping away from my role as Narrative Lead on Fable. I’ve had several wonderful years scribbling away in my fairytale cottage, but the time feels right for new challenges.

“Working on Fable was a dream come true for me, and it’s wrenching to leave it behind. But Playground has assembled a Heroically talented team, so I know it’s in good hands. I’m excited for what’s coming next—for them and for me.”

Shortly after her announcement, she responded loudly to those who were “being silly” and immediately assumed something was wrong with Fable or that her breakup with the studio was anything but amicable.

“Some folks are being silly, so let me be clear: I reached a good stopping point to jump off the project, so I did,” Megill said. “And I decided to take a small break before jumping into my next gig. That’s it. I have nothing but fondness & respect for Playground & my colleagues there.”

Fable is the upcoming reboot of the beloved Xbox franchise that began back in 2004 and it was officially revealed in 2020. The game has been mostly quiet since then, but this year’s Xbox Games Showcase gave fans their best look yet at the project.

For more, check out Peter Molyneux’s comments on the most recent Fable trailer and why Fable is helping make a case for the Xbox Series X being a must-own console for RPG fans.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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