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Rumor: PS4 and next Xbox to be revealed at GDC in March

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There have been so many rumors about next-generation consoles lately that trying to get people excited about another one is a lot like trying to sell bottled farts. This recent rumor, however, is arguably the most enticing bit of ‘info’ on the topic that’s come around in quite a while. According to GameInformer’s February issue, Sony and Microsoft are prepping a reveal for their next-gen consoles at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in March.

Why is this a rumor, though? Well, we don’t really have proof yet. The folks at VideoGamer claim to have gotten ahold of this information, but even though early info leaks from GameInformer issues are incredibly common, we’ll only believe it when we see it.

Both mega-publishers’ press conferences, which will take place in San Francisco anywhere from March 25-29, will supposedly be “Apple-style” in terms of scope, which is certainly befitting the grand  announcement of new consoles.

It may seem strange not to make such an announcement at this year’s E3 instead, but apparently the consoles are being revealed early so that hype can be built up for next-gen games, many of which will actually be showcased at E3. From a business standpoint, it makes sense not to overwhelm gamers with both an announcement of a console AND an announcement for that console’s games all in the same week.

It’s also rumored that both consoles will be out in time for holiday 2013, but what’s even more interesting is that Sony supposedly plans to release their console ahead of Microsoft’s, most likely a decision made to “not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3.”

Given that there have also been rumors floating around that certain developers, like Avalanche Studios of the Just Cause series, have gotten their hands on next-generation development kits, this GDC rumor might not be all that far-fetched. Whatever the case, stay tuned for more news on next-gen shenanigans here at OnlySP.

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RUMOR: Fable 4 Story, Gameplay Details Leak Ahead of E3

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Fable 4 will abandon its typical setting of Albion and firearm combat for a brand new, medieval-themed open-world, a possible leak suggests.

A video of the upcoming game has supposedly been viewed by reddit user LagSwag1 who quickly shared the information.

The screenshot below appears to show a brief story synopsis of a new world built upon the ashes of Albion and Fable 3’s Aurora. The two lands have been ‘reduced to fables’ by a mad king, who rebuilt the Spire and wished for an asteroid to strike the planet.

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Now in a new era of a medieval-styled world spanning new continents and a Heroes Guild has survived behind a demon door. The leak also appears to describe specific old Fable links such as prophet Theresa and Jack of Blades. However, whether or not these links will be main features of gameplay or if they are alluded to as myths, history, or lore is unclear.

Fable 4 will feature first or third-person camera options, features in-depth character creator, incorporates multiplayer, and also strongly relies on time travel, perhaps as a mode of fast travel.

Though, again, not officially confirmed, the leak suggests the game will also benefit from using the Unreal Engine.

Forza Horizon developer Playground Games has taken over the mantel of producing the next Fable game, so how these leaked details may relate to the game remains to be seen. If the leak is accurate, fans can look forward to an update at Microsoft’s E3 press conference June 9.

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