While the next game in the Fable series is the Kinect-enabled The Journey, the fourth game in the traditional series is set to return in 2013 if an OXM rumour is to be believed.

"Look for the Fable cycle to continue with a proper, controller-based Fable IV in 2013," reads the rumour in the October issue of OXM.

Fable: The Journey won't have melee combat, according to Peter Molyneux, taking the game even further away from the gameplay on offer in the traditional series.