Fable HD not in development for PC

Lionhead Studios says PC version not ruled out, but it is not in development at present.

Fable Anniversary is not in development for PC, Lionhead Studios confirmed today.

The studio said in a new FAQ that it has received "lots" of requests for a PC version, but the game is only in development for Xbox 360 right now.

"We're not ruling out a PC version, however, nothing is in development at this time," Lionhead said.

Lionhead also confirmed various updates that Fable Anniversary will see over the 2004 original role-playing game. First, the game will have an entirely new lighting system, powered by the Unreal engine.

In addition, the game will boast all-new character models, textures, and materials, as well as 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 said no additional quests or content will be added to the new version.

The company declined to give a price for Fable Anniversary, though if history serves as precedent, gamers won't have to pay full price. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, another high definition update from Microsoft, debuted at $40 in 2011.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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desolation00
desolation00

Okay, but will the trees grow in real time?

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

Well. Yeah. They need to give people a reason to hold onto their 360 instead of trading it in towards a preorder for the PS4.

bibbalo
bibbalo

Hope it has gamepad support when/if it comes to PC.

sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

Anybody still waiting for Black & White 3?

y3ivan
y3ivan

wait.. what? development for x360?

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

dumbest trailer ever

chicack
chicack

even though fable success is caused by PC...

tionmedon
tionmedon

release it digitally then 6 mths put it on disk, that should do it..........

digishah
digishah

Dear Lionhead,

Go fuck your Xbox exclusive release in the ass.


lorider25
lorider25

Ok, so they develop a game on a PC, but then they deny a PC release. I think that is retarded.

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arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Wow, but they released Fable and hthe Lost Chapters DLC for the PC.  My real question is though: are they going to make Theresa marriagable?  They learned their lesson for Fable 3, but my biggest complaints with Fables 1 and 2 is that they made the character's sister WAY too hot.

I wouldn't consider it incestuous because I'm not even the same ethnicity/culture as the main character (who seems to be English) in real life.  And if Theresa's not weddable, what about Whisper?  It sucked not to be able to have the girl you grew up with as an option.

WesStone501
WesStone501

I don't know why they didn't hold this info until E3  my mind was blown last year with Halo Anniversary at E3!

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

I'll probably skip... I don't really give a crap about HD and I still have my original copies

Tzardok
Tzardok

When it hits the PC I will get it. If not, then I will go back and play my PC Fable: The Lost Chapters Edition. Not going for consoles so far.

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

I don't need a HD version, I already played Fable The Lost Chapters multiple times a long time ago (on PC obviously), so I don't need to play it again with a polished look.

So you can keep it on the x360 M$ for all I care.

chrisangelo2k7
chrisangelo2k7

I've played countless games during my 28 years of existence, but Fable TLC was my top experience hands down. I must have finished the game at least 10 times each alignment (Good, Neutral, Evil) experiencing with different looks, choices, and sexualities, and I just never got bored of it. Getting to reexperience this in HD, it's a dream come true, considering Fable 2 was kind of disappointing, and Fable 3 was a the biggest let down and felt nothing like its predecessor.

korpdawg
korpdawg

Day 1 purchase for me.  Can't wait to replay this game in HD

Alves_19
Alves_19

Whatever Fable means to me, it means no more!  

fleatoad
fleatoad

The game has no new content.  Whats the point of releasing the same game? 

Tidemoo
Tidemoo

Fable is utter dogshit so no loss there.

zintarr
zintarr

MicroLimp strikes again!

AlexFili
AlexFili

In my opinion Fable was a bit over-rated, Elder Scrolls is much better

Dangerous231
Dangerous231

i hope they put this online for a buy on xbox one i would hate to leave this game on my 360 please MS

Chris_53
Chris_53

I wonder if it will improve the save system? thats the thing I didnt like in the original game. 

Peffy_Ynomus
Peffy_Ynomus

No PC version? Ok... but i'll not buy "sithis" X360 version...

xcollector
xcollector

It might not even be retail either. 

Ervaine
Ervaine

@desolation00 Your worried about trees growing in the game and not the possibility it may not  come up for pc ?

ccl1995
ccl1995

@sexyeyes79 I am... i miss the pet lion/wolf/sheep...etc..that game was truly great 

desolation00
desolation00

@lorider25 While games are all developed on PC's it doesn't mean they are all optimized to play well, or even at all on the PC. Being on Unreal engine though, it shouldn't be too much to get a port across after Microsoft realizes folks aren't paying for a game from a console two generations ago, to be played on a console that's now one generation behind.

pinkydre
pinkydre

@lorider25 and they say a pc version is not in development whilst the game is developed on pcs. this is very strange

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@fleatoad Do some research. They've updated to the Unreal 3 engine and are promising better graphics, better lighting effects, better facial animations, a reworked user interface, a better game saving system, and probably more that I'm forgetting.

Still. Not buying this until it comes out on PC.

larkin-54
larkin-54

@AlexFili they arnt really even in the same realm... they are totally different games plus TES is much older 

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

@shadow580 @Tidemoo I couldn't get myself to play past the first 5 hours. It was boring to a fault. Lots of cool ideas, almost none properly executed.

Shame. I really expected alot out of it.