Posts Tagged ‘Lionhead’

Interview: Lionhead on Fable III, PC and GFWL

You can't fight that, silly

Hello! So, when I pottered off to Lionhead to take a peek at the upcoming PC version of Fable III, I also had a chat with lead designer Josh Atkins. Read on for how the studio feels about PC gaming and PC gamers, the choices, changes and improvements they made for the PC version of Fable III, how youngsters react to difficult moral decisions in games, and the thorny issue of Games For Windows Live…
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Late Arrival: Hands-on with Fable III PC

New Achievement unlocked: dressing like a gonk

It’s ok: there is a cursor on the menu screen. The PC isn’t being treated like the ugly stepson who’s only allowed a bowl of water and a rotten banana for dinner this time. Fable III’s conversion to personal computer may be a few months late, but that’s not because someone fell asleep and forgot to press the ‘Insta-Port!’ button. Lionhead have done this properly.
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Both Feet On The Crowned: Fable 3 In May

I think I'd like Fable if you could miss this shot and hit the dog.

Xbox Live mouthpiece and all-around inoffensive man Major Nelson has word on the release date of the PC version of Fable 3 in his latest infodump. Americans will be getting the rebellion & kingdom management-driven third instalment of the series on May 17th. On the one hand, it’s coming to us 7 months late. On the other hand, we’ll get 3D support and a new, PC exclusive ‘Hardcore’ difficulty mode, just in case you felt like punishing yourself some more. In the same post Nelson announces the first sizeable piece of downloadable content for the game, Traitor’s Keep, which you can read all the details on below. It’s only announced for consoletoys just yet, but these packs have a habit of wandering our way eventually, like one-legged cats scrabbling their way home.
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Nothing At All Announced About Fable 3

God, here’s some news to rival yesterday’s some manner of Mass Effect 2 DLC is coming at some point story. Lionhead Studios have tweeted that they can’t currently reveal anything about the PC version of Fable 3, which had previously been scheduled for December, but they hope that they will be able to “spill the beans” soon. You’d better believe that when Lionhead finally does upend its precious beans, RPS will be right there on the scene, standing behind the protective perspex bean screen. That is all.

Fable 3 PC Missing, Presumed Dead Coming

So the Xboxers and Xboxettes are currently enjoying Fable 3. Where’s our PC version, eh? In a tweet today Lionhead Studios announced that “Fable 3 PC Version is still in development here at Lionhead so PC GAMERS don’t panic. We’ll announce details when we’re ready to do so.” You hear that? Don’t panic! Stop panicking!

It’s worth remembering that back in May, Lionhead also mentioned that Fable 3 will be available for download exclusively on the Games For Windows Live Games On Demand service. Some of you may take this as your cue to resume panicking.

Hurrah/Bah: Fable III Grumblenews

Yesterday revealed that Fable III has a web-based Villager Maker, which allows you, yes YOU, to design villagers that could find their way into the full game. What a clever idea. (And saving someone some work, I should think…) However, if you’re planning to play the game on PC then you will be waiting an indeterminate amount of time longer to see said villagers, due to the PC version of game being delayed from the original October 26th date. MS say we should expect more detailed news on the PC version soon.

Develop 10: Molyneux On Fable III

This head in the foreground is the best head in all my develop photography. Go Head!

The Fable 3 demonstration starts a little late, due to Peter Molyneux being a little too reliant on his SatNav. Which is the sort of thing which strikes me as a workable critique of the “bread-crumb” hand-holding in Fable 2, but we’re probably denying the existence of that non-PC Game. Which is going to make writing about the first public European showing of Fable III, it brings directly to mind its direct prequel.
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Fable III Features Magic, Cannons

The trailers must flow! E3 continues to disgorge the sticky contents of its hype gland all over the internet, and that includes the Fable 3 trailer. For some reason this reminds of that period of third-person action games that appeared in the time just after the first two Tomb Raider games. You know the ones, they all scored about 70% in PlayStation magazines, and were then forgotten. But anyway, the third Fable game was only recently confirmed for PC, where it will apparently be available to buy via digital download on GFWL. Heh.
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‘Tis True: Fable 3 Officially Confirmed For PC

Lionhead have confirmed on their website that Fable 3 is indeed destined for PC. Which is interesting, given previous form (there’s no Fable 2 on our beloved box). Lionhead say: ” The Windows version will retail for $49.99/£39.99/€54.99, and will also be available for download exclusively on Games on Demand on Games for Windows – LIVE.” More details about the special edition through the link. I’ve rounded up some of the more watchable videos for the game and posted ‘em below.
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Gobbets! Fable 3 On PC

Ready? I’m going to spam at you, right at your face. A few quickfire news stories we didn’t manage to cover during the week, just so you fine fellows and fellowettes have a place to discuss them. The ever-pleasingly erudite RPS comments threads are (for the most part – can the more regular bickerers please relax?) one of the shining jewels of this here website, after all.

So, gobbet the first – is Fable 3 coming to PC, despite the second one skipping our hallowed platform? Box art (above) says yes, Microsoft says “shuddup, shuddup!” Or, more precisely, “”We have not made any official announcements beyond ‘Fable III’ for Xbox 360 at this time.” Hmm.