Fans of long-dormant sequence Fable and Perfect Dark obtained a glimmer of hope this week when new, unused Twitter accounts for each have been found. Unfortunately, our goals have been dashed, as Microsoft has mentioned the handles are merely a formality in managing IP.

The two accounts have been observed by Verge journalist Tom Warren, who noticed they’d each been registered this yr – Fable in March, Perfect Dark in June. One can be believed to be registered to a Microsoft e-mail handle. The pair have been locked, and the Perfect Dark one had a single follower, producer on the unique sport and present Microsoft artistic director, Ken Lobb, suggesting one thing could be brewing for the FPS sport.

Sadly, not a lot. General supervisor of Xbox video games advertising Aaron Greenberg replied instantly to Warren apologizing for getting anybody’s hopes up, saying the accounts are merely “part of standard practice to secure social handles for our IP”. However, whereas which may be true for Fable, it doesn’t fairly line-up for Perfect Dark. The PerfectDarkRecreation account sprung to life following the curiosity to tweet that it’s really only a fan who grabbed the deal with and accepted a comply with from Lobb. The proprietor of the account has supplied to offer it to Microsoft if the corporate needs it, including “sorry to disappoint everyone, I’m just a normal guy who got the [handle]”. It now appears devoted to fueling rampant hypothesis.

The circumstances are definitely curious, however little greater than that, a minimum of for now. There was some suggestion that we’d see one thing new and Fable-related at this yr’s E3, like a brand new sequel to the RPG sport, maybe, however there’s been nothing but, and we actually hoped 2020 can be the yr of Fable. As for Perfect Dark, the one indicator a new one may occur is that that is the twentieth anniversary of the unique.

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