As Fable and Gears of War’s next-gen tech is revealed, we discuss what their new engines mean for the future of those franchises – and the franchises around them. Plus: our impressions of Resident Evil Village, 12 Minutes, what we want from the new list of publishers who’ve confirmed they’ll attend E3 2021, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, to our new YouTube channel, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with noted game industry investigative reporter Jason Schreier about the unfortunate nomadic lifestyle that many developers must live, crunch culture, unionization, and much more: [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/jason-schreier-discusses-why-he-thinks-the-video-game-industry-needs-to-press-reset-ign-unfiltered-58″] Oh, and feel free to leave us a video Loot Box question on Twitter by tagging Ryan at the handle below! For more next-gen coverage, make sure to check out our Xbox Series X review, our Xbox Series S review, and our PS5 review. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.