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Fable reboot confirmed for Xbox Series X & PC

Published: 23/Jul/2020 18:04 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 18:32

by Brent Koepp

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A new Fable reboot was announced at Microsoft’s Xbox Series X event on July 23. The beloved RPG franchise makes its return after almost a decade.

Fable made its debut on the Xbox in 2004, and became a brand-defining title for the Microsoft platform. After the third release in 2010 and the canceled co-op project ‘Legends’ in 2016, the fantasy roleplaying game has been on an extended hiatus.

On July 23, Microsoft revealed the series’ comeback with the announcement of ‘Fable’ during its Xbox Series X event. The self-titled release is being reported as a reboot for the franchise, and will make its debut on both PC & Game Pass as well.

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The beloved Microsoft RPG will make its return on the Series X.

Fable makes it return on Xbox Series X

Despite Fable’s popularity, the RPG series has remained dormant for nearly a decade. However in a surprising announcement at Microsoft’s digital event, the publisher revealed that the fantasy property will make its triumphant return on their next-gen console.

The self titled ‘Fable’ was revealed at the end of the July 23 conference, with a teaser trailer that was only 55 seconds long. While much is unknown about the release, reports state that the game will be a reboot of the franchise similar to PlayStation 4’s God of War in 2018.

Microsoft’s official YouTube account seems to back this up, as the teaser video’s description states: “Fable returns with a new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places. Developed by Playground Games for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.”

Currently the RPG title does not have a release date, and doesn’t even have a potential year listed for it either. However based on the game’s description and title, Microsoft is going to re-launch the series as a new “beginning” on the Series X.

While the teaser was incredibly short, the trailer captured the franchise’s signature sense of humor which made it a stand-out among the RPG genre. If nothing else, fans will no longer have to hope for Fable to return, as it’s making its next-gen comeback.

Racing

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S