Fable Legends Is Set To Be A Windows 10 Store Exclusive On PC

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:15 AM
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A Lionhead employee has revealed via Twitter that Fable Legends will not be releasing on Steam. Instead, the four vs one action-RPG will be coming exclusively to the Windows Store on Windows 10. This is the first confirmation we’ve heard of Microsoft’s plans to launch games exclusively on the Windows Store, and if true we expect Gears of War: Ultimate Edition to follow suit.

The news comes via Lionhead’s social media coordinator Lauran Carter, who when asked whether the PC version of Fable Legends will be available on the Windows 10 Store or Steam, replied “It will be available on Windows 10 but not Steam”.

Previously Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has said Microsoft’s only intention is to support Steam. Meanwhile Kevin Unangst, senior director for PC gaming in the Xbox group, said during Gamescom "[Microsoft is] not intending to compete with Steam. If anything, we want Steam to be even more successful – they’ve done great things for PC gamers in terms of having a single store...our goal right now isn’t to do anything else other than support Steam and help it run great on Windows 10."

The cross-play between Xbox One and PC gamers in Fable Legends would certainly be easier and more secure for Microsoft if handled in-house, so it would make sense on this front to make it Windows 10 only. However, this is an indicator of a likely larger move from Microsoft to push the Windows 10 store as a genuine competitor to other digital storefronts, something it tried and failed with Games for Windows Live.

The free-to-play Fable Legends is expected to be the first DirectX 12 compatible title, and will be coming to PC and Xbox One later this year.

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15:29 Aug-28-2015

What most people here seem to fail to realize is that Fable Legends is in fact free to play. If you don't want to play it, that's fine, I personally might but that's just me.

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06:19 Aug-28-2015
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06:13 Aug-28-2015

Thankfully I don't care about anything microsoft does outside of windows os. They can keep their boring games, after that windows live mess, I was done.

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02:38 Aug-28-2015

Then I won't buy it. MS keeps trying to get that xbox-like closed system called windows 10 into PC gaming, MS you can shove that thing up yours. Thank you.

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02:13 Aug-28-2015

Well good luck with that.

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00:55 Aug-28-2015

No PC Gamer Uses the win Store for buying games
anyway most of the games are crap Mobile games


Most Of us Gamers use Steam or GOG


plus i really do not need to with xbox users


PC Community is huge
(plus i hate playing online on my consoles it mostly kids who insulit you)

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00:17 Aug-28-2015

Microsoft is trying to force users to upgrade to windows 10. I don´t like that, is a dirty practice. I will keep on 7, or go to linux before that.

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06:18 Aug-28-2015

My plan, Upgrade for free and don't buy anything from their market place. This is the only plan I could think of to show them that their tactics are flawed.

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20:20 Aug-27-2015

Well, this is going to sell like utter crap on PC without Steam support.

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15:04 Aug-27-2015

They should have really gone with a stronger title to start off the cross platform play to get people into it. This just doesn't interest me at all....

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14:10 Aug-27-2015

I really dont understand all the hate

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23:41 Aug-27-2015

There's no steam version, which SUX!

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03:24 Aug-28-2015

Yeah, and the windows Store Sux too

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17:09 Aug-28-2015

Its free to fukin play and xbox store aint bad actually try playing asphalt 8

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12:15 Aug-27-2015

I'm not interested in the game, but if I was, I wouldn't play it just for the sole reason its on the MS store only.

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12:13 Aug-27-2015

Might give this a shot, if nothing else but to monitor the effects (if any) of DX12

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11:37 Aug-27-2015

Can i make a dvd copy of windows 10 and install it after 27 july 2016? I don't want to install that windows right now.

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11:43 Aug-27-2015

You can download a Windows 10 install image whenever you want. However, in order to be granted a valid license, you need to upgrade directly before that date. You can do a clean reinstall afterwards, if you want.

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12:38 Aug-27-2015

Sad.

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00:00 Aug-28-2015

After that offer you're gonna have to buy it at around 120$

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11:28 Aug-27-2015

You could see the direction Microsoft is going to take 10 mins after installing that foul garbage. They are bragging about x million updaters but I wonder how many rolled back....

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11:23 Aug-27-2015

Nah Im happy playing my games without the monthly fee. Also never forget gfwl, when they flop again all the games will stop working so no point investing time on those.

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12:45 Aug-27-2015

Isn't GFWL superseded by the Xbox App on W8.1 and W10? I remember installing my copy of Halo 2 Vista on W10 and having archivements for it show up in that app.

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10:46 Aug-27-2015

Hmmm.
So the question we have to ask ourselves is whether or not we want to play the new fable so much we'd take a macroshaft up our hindquarters for it?

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10:47 Aug-27-2015

Tempting xD ..... but no.

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10:42 Aug-27-2015

Oh man, another client?

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11:15 Aug-27-2015

Actually not. Windows store is part of win 10 and uses MS account. If you want to use win 10 you have to make MS account anyway. Doesn't matter if you want to use store or not.

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12:11 Aug-27-2015

You don't have to have a MS account, you can make an offline account like Win 7. That's what I did anyway.

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10:32 Aug-27-2015

What, now microsoft is trying to separate the pc gamers between windows 10 users and all else, like console exclusives are not enough? This is getting out of hand!

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10:23 Aug-27-2015

So in other words if you want this game(which I fortunately do not), you have to have some of the features enabled in winblows 10 that allow it to absolutely rape your privacy? Kiss my ass microshaft..... and yes I'm bringing back the classic derogatory windows 95 era microsoft insults, because they''re completely earning them lately.

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10:47 Aug-27-2015

Upvoted your comment because I'm glad you deleted your own response to it.

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10:53 Aug-27-2015

yeah, it was just going to cause trouble...... and I made it while a little angry, so thought it better to delete......... nothing seems to anger me these days like microsoft, they're just unbelievable.

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10:58 Aug-27-2015

I feel you man. Most people I know dialled back to windows7 or 8. I'm looking to get an extra pc but it's getting harder and harder to find windows 7 copies. If more games were Linux compatible I'd probably make the jump. But windows 7 is still available and works just fine so for now it'll have to do.

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11:21 Aug-27-2015

honestly windows 10 anit that snoopy if you dont want it to be as everything that takes any info can easily be block or disabled and wont do so until you ask/allow it too please stop bashing it so much , and about the having to have a MS ..

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11:23 Aug-27-2015

its nothing more then making an account for a server like GD infact GD asks for more info from you then is asked for in Creating a MS account it doesnt even have to be real email address of name if really just to prove you human i feel

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11:26 Aug-27-2015

please just tell me your not the kinda person that made a facebook account with you real email address that would be sad but also makes your opinion toward this topic more understand able but even then SMH

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11:37 Aug-27-2015

Hey man. First of all, punctuation bro :p It's tough to read your messages.
My problem with windows 10 is that by default shares too much about what you do. I understand you can set a lot of those privacy settings to your liking, but people shouldn't have to do that. It should be the other way around. They should have to ask you what you want to share, not let you share everything by default and leave it to you to figure out how to disable the boat-load of privacy settings.
And from what I understand even with all those privacy settings turned down there is still a lot going on in the background privacy wise you have no say in. Things that can't be turned off (cortana, updates, etc)

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10:21 Aug-27-2015

No Steam No buy.

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10:31 Aug-27-2015

it's supposed to be a free to play game from what I understand..... they want to lure you into their windows store so that they steal all of your information and share it with their ad partners.... and the government, if they ask nicely enough.

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10:33 Aug-27-2015

Are we done spreading missinformation now? This "NSA spy tool"-stuff won't get more true just because it keeps being claimed over and over again.

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10:35 Aug-27-2015

dont be a moron, using the windows store means that you have to be logged in via a windows live account, and have some other nasty things enabled in your privacy settings.

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10:37 Aug-27-2015

Easy Skippy, you and everyone else is entitled to an opinion but no name calling please.

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10:37 Aug-27-2015

and if you don't believe they're collecting personal information on you to sell to the highest bidder, and freely share with the government, as long as it's in "good faith" then read the damn TOS.

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10:38 Aug-27-2015

Sorry roley.... but saying someone is spreading misinformation is the same as calling them a liar.

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10:40 Aug-27-2015

First of all, no need to descend to insults. Second of all, there's this thing called "Privacy Settings" in the ModernUI-settings. Everything you turn off there won't be send. If you want to know what Microsoft sends, read their privacy policy.
The little stuff W10 sends beyond that is diagnostic and telemetry data, which is anonymised.

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10:43 Aug-27-2015

@Skippy, Yeah I know ... I just felt you went a little far however in your defense .... the information logged by Win10 when I was making a purchase online caused my bank to decline my card over security concerns.
No Win10 for me anymore but that's just my experience, I'm happy with Win7 and a lot less buggy too :)

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10:42 Aug-27-2015

Are you apologizing for initiating the insults then?
And maybe you should brush up on the TOS for Windows 10, because it's actually pretty scary, and I can't make that up.

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10:46 Aug-27-2015

I'm not claiming you to be a liar, I'm saying that you spread something without checking if it's even true. FUD. There are enough articles out there addressing each and every single claim made about Windows 10, and most of them come to the conclusion that the claims made are overblown. Here's one: http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/23/9191989/windows-privacy-and-you

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10:49 Aug-27-2015

Oh, but you see.... I have checked, I've read through the Windows 10 TOS front to back and back to front, I've explored some of the offending "features", some going as deep as needing registry edits to disable.... and I can tell you right now that what I posted is the absolute truth..... and those claims are not overblown at all.... if anything they are an understatement.

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11:29 Aug-27-2015

ultimitely in the all the info sent from your PC which only you will have last word on if you only make sure to check on before anything else will only be used to make windows run better for you and on another point ...>

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11:34 Aug-27-2015

would it really matter if such people gained your info, if your doing naughty things and you anit covering your behind surely thats on you end plus im sure no matter what they did or do or dont have deep inside W:X im certain they get it

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13:00 Aug-27-2015

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” -Benjamin Franklin

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12:51 Aug-27-2015

Lol ill just leave this here. https://i.imgur.com/l0xUUo4.jpg

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