It may not come as a massive surprise, but Lionhead are planning a further installment to the Fable franchise. Tweeting following the British Academy Video Game Awards last night, the BBC’s Jonathan Ross (above) claims that he was approached to provide voice work for Fable III, thereby inadvertently revealing the as-yet unannounced game.
Obviously, this juicy bit of news immediately caught the eye of Ross’ gaming followers, and they pushed for confirmation. Ross responded by tweeting, “yes they are doing it. Charlie Brooker said he would do a voice for it to ! Great fun !!”
Amusingly, upon waking up this morning and realising that erm, maybe, I shouldn’t have told everyone that, Ross began to backtrack. He responded to one follower curious about the existence of the game by saying, “yes. No. there is no Fable 3. I don’t know. help me.” He also tweeted his plans for the day, “Good morning. Today i must file DVD’s, write a piece for The Times, apologize to Peter Molyneux then go Thorpe Park for SAW rollercoaster !”
Ross, for those not in the know, is a radio and television presenter for the BBC. A keen gamer — who incidentally wanted to present the awards last night dressed as Parappa the Rapper — Ross is a controversial figure. He’s been in trouble for numerous things during the course of his career, including getting his dangly man-parts out on panel-show ‘They Think It’s All Over’ and asking Conservative leader David Cameron if he masturbated while thinking about Margaret Thatcher. He has also recently served a three-month suspension for his part in leaving ‘lewd’ (yet hilarious) messages on the answerphone of Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs.