Last week, a pair of interesting Twitter accounts surfaced. With account names dedicated to the Fable and Perfect Dark series, the two profiles fuelled speculation that Microsoft could be preparing to make some kind of announcement relating to the games. Sadly, however, it would seem that's not the case after all.
For some, the very existence of the accounts was cause for excitement, and that excitement only grew when The Verge journalist Tom Warren discovered that the Perfect Dark account's only follower was Ken Lobb, producer of the original game, while the other was registered to a Microsoft email address.
It later transpired, however, that the Perfect Dark account was recently created by a fan, who had offered the name to Lobb when he followed the account, but heard nothing in response. Elsewhere, Xbox general manager Aaron Greenberg replied to Warren's tweet stating that "I know everyone is hungry for news, but sorry to get your hopes up. These accounts have been inactive for years, it's standard practice to secure social handles for our IP."
I know everyone is hungry for news, but sorry to get your hopes up. These accounts have been inactive for years, it’s standard practice to secure social handles for our IP.
— Aaron Greenberg ??♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) June 28, 2020
That may be true of the Fable account, but it apparently not the case when it comes to Perfect Dark, suggesting that Greenberg may have tripped up slightly. Nevertheless, the speed at which he attempted to shut these rumours down might suggest that Microsoft doesn't have anything relating to these games up its sleeves, so fans probably shouldn't get their hopes up.