Peter Molyneux is unhappy with Fable: The Journey E3 demo

The next game in the Fable series, Fable: The Journey, made its worldwide debut during Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference to an audience that wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. The game appeared to be an on-rails shooter where players controlled a wizard in the kingdom of Albion. Making arm gestures towards the Kinect sensor created magical spells that blasted a group of trolls on the screen.

But according to Fable-creator Peter Molyneux, that’s not an accurate representation of the game. He told OXM UK that showing that version of the demo was a “horrendous mistake” and that the final version of the game will not be on rails. If the game isn’t on rails, the famed developer didn’t reveal how players will control the movement of their character in the game.

It’s possible that Fable: The Journey is one of the “hybrid” games that makes use of a Kinect sensor and a standard controller that Microsoft has hinted at before. But I guess we’ll find out for sure next year as Fable: The Journey is currently scheduled for release in 2012.

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