Fable Anniversary not coming to Xbox One

After delay into 2014, Lionhead Studios says it has no plans to bring high-definition update to next-generation console.

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Lionhead Studios has no plans to release Fable Anniversary on the Xbox One even though it will now be released in 2014 instead of this fall, producer Craig Oman said today on Twitter.

"There are no plans to bring Fable Anniversary to Xbox One," he said, pointing out that Fable Legends will be released on the next-generation console.

Lionhead Studios today announced a delay for Fable Anniversary, pushing the high-definition update of the original Fable to February 2014.

Fable Anniversary includes the 2004 original role-playing game and its Lost Chapters expansion and will not come to PC.

The game will have an entirely new lighting system, powered by the Unreal engine, as well as all-new character models, textures, materials, and new facial and cutscene animations. It will also feature widescreen support and remastered audio for surround sound setups.

All content found in Fable and its Lost Chapters expansion will be included in Fable Anniversary, though Lionhead says no additional quests or content will be added to the new version.

Discussion

135 comments
liketheriver7
liketheriver7

Sooo is it NEVER coming to XboxOne or just not in Feb when it first is released? Feel like this would be a good download on the X1. Bummed I read through 3/4 of the article about this on gameinformer to then find out its on 360 only.

magicalclick
magicalclick

I guess I will rent it instead. I would buy it if it is on Xbox One. Just don't feel like buying X360 games when I am already moved on to Xbox One.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I don't think any sensible person would expect them to suddenly retarget the XBOX One after this much time in development.  Having said that, it would be real sweet if Microsoft's APIs allowed for such an easy migration to the newer console.  It would be even sweeter if they offered backward compatibility of some sort.  Seems like all that work of the 360's XBOX emulation would be applicable here...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Xbox doesn't have ANY exclusives AS IT IS and now they're delaying this (bad) game further. They're insane dumbsters.


knifey112
knifey112

Its like they want to do bad ,n dont want to make money sure let them at it

Bowser05
Bowser05

Meh. I'll stick with the version on the PC. May not look as pretty but at least I can enjoy it on my platform of choice AND it'll have all the same content anyway. I think it's a really dumb decision on their part to not release it on all 3 platforms. It will boost sales, boost awareness on the series (promote the new Fable as a result) and make all their customers happy at minimal extra work. Too bad.

renerak
renerak

NO PC!!?, Fuck you developer, I liked the PC version of the original,  you people have gotten sooo cruel to PC gamers *cry*.

isshiah
isshiah

There goes my preorder. Might as well reallocate that fifty bucks to watch dogs, then.

the13stuff
the13stuff

Knock off some bucks then because next gen will be front and center and will decrease my attention for the 360.

vega13mv
vega13mv

I already have the PC version of the original, any reason to buy this one too?

pboontap
pboontap

lmao, i must say i am amazed that folks, after 3 fable releases, actually believe anything lionhead has to say. 


personally i predict that 3 days before release lionhead will issue a statement saying it wasn't a HD remake at all, and the upcoming game will need to be run in dosbox

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Its tradition. Whenever a xbox console gets its last first party game its always a irrelevant fable game. Same thing happened with the original xbox. All this means is that first party support for the 360 dies with this game. 

tomouse84
tomouse84

Weird decision. Seems like the perfect game for an Xbox One download. I really liked the original, but I won't be buying this. My Xbox 360 broke. I moved to playstation and I don't think I will be moving back any time soon...

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

if lionheads track record is any indication of quality then they will find a way to screw this one up too just watch...    

I hope Im wrong but, their recent history with "games" ( I use that term loosely ) is extremely suspect at best. 

If good Faniversary will more than likely be my Last lionhead game

- what aboot you ppl will this be the last for you?

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

~sigh~  Nothing on the next Black & White.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

Wow. Thanks for making this completely unbuyable.

Not on PC = Check

On a console most will switch out from (360 to PS4) = Check

Not even on the X1 = Check

Thanks. Thanks a ****ing lot. What a way to celebrate the only good Fable.

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

Wait. They delayed it? Aww :( Now I'm a sad panda. I just paid it off a couple days ago because it was the next most recent release on my list after GTAV and Beyond: Two Souls. If I'd have known it was delayed, I would've put that money toward Watchdogs instead.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Fable Anniversary will not be coming to Xbox One cuz they know the Xbox One will fail.

XBONER

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Edit time expired lol

I think also that i will be pretty busy with the Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 GOTY's.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Why the critics?

If any other dev would delayed the release of their game because they want to polish it,people would applaud and say: Thanks for not releasing a half assed game
But its a game for a MS console so...

I think also

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

not coming to next gen, not coming to PC? so this is completely worthless then

berserker66666
berserker66666

.......and not a single fuck was given that day.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

They already said that from the beginning, when they announced the game. It was never coming to Xbox One.

Sw33tEscape
Sw33tEscape

@LastMatic You apparently, otherwise why bother coming to this article and going through all the trouble of commenting. On some level this news had an affect on you.

iCruze
iCruze

@renerak Why hate the dev? Microsoft Game Studios is the publisher, so it was prolly their decision. And since its MS they want to make something x360 exclusive to keep it alive. 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@isshiahYou preordered it for the X360 and than you read that its not coming for the X1(which never was stated before) so you decided to cancell your preorder?

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@vega13mv Its for those who actually pledged for the remake or for those who never played the 1st one.
Many ppl want a FF7 remake even all of them played it before.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@sladakrobot ... Correct me if I'm wrong.. but there have not been many, comments complaining about it being delayed!!!  Only that it is not coming to PC, and Xbox One.

I would hope all developers give every game the time that it needs to release in the best shape it can. 

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

@HartPuncher hahaha....        wait you're serious???

( slowly backs away, turns and runs away screaming in terror )

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

@Grenadeh um... why would you want this for the trainwreck system xboner in the first place?...

isshiah
isshiah

@sladakrobot @isshiah no. The delay is what made me change my mind. I might as well go and put that money toward a game which will be arriving sooner. Just as well, anyway, as late October has a couple of games I want to buy

isshiah
isshiah

@JaredBaize @the13stuff fifty dollars in Australia. The land where everyone gets screwed over.

As if the spiders and sharks weren't enough, now my games are expensive?  This is the last straw on the barbie.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@sladakrobot @bunchanumbers Fable and Fable Lost Chapters. Lost Chapters was a remake/expansion and was the last first party game for the original Xbox. It would make sense that a fable game would be the last first party game on the 360 as well.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@sladakrobot @JustArtificial They're either trolling or ill-informed. The PC release from years ago and Anniversary are the same game, but two completely different productions.

So no, no Anniversary for PC. Fable's sort of bland anyway, this will be a nostalgia trip and nothing more.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@JustArtificial I am not blind.
Its what pc gamers said...they have it already in HD on their pc's.
They might have been trolling tho :)