Ever since Fable 2 was released for Xbox 360, fans have been asking the developer to create a PC version of the hit sequel. In 2010, Fable 3 was released for console systems and the PC version of Fable 3 is due out in 2011. Fans look back at the original game and there was a console and PC version. That has led fans to wonder, if there hasn’t been a PC version of Fable 2 by now, will there ever be one?
When the first Fable was released on console systems, the original developer realized that they had such a successful game. They decided that they would need to port the game to the PC due to this fact. They followed up the hit original game with a sequel, Fable 2. This game was also originally released on console systems. But for an unknown reason, a computer version of the game was not subsequently released. Then in 2010, Fable 3 came along and the follow-up computer version in 2011.
To this day, Fable 2 only has a console version of the game. In 2009, Lionhead Studios stated that the sequel had also been so successful that they would eventually be forced to transfer the game to PC. However, that never happened. That same year, a member of the Lionhead Studios development team was quoted as saying that the team was not currently working on a PC Fable 2 port and that there were no plans to do so. This was at odds with what the developer’s “official” statement was, but it turned out to be true.
If Lionhead Studios never re-creates a PC version of the sequel, it wouldn’t be the first developer to ditch a particular gaming platform in the middle of a game series. Gears of War series developer Epic also followed suit. When the first Gears of War game came out for consoles, they also released a PC version of the game. But when they created the sequel, Gears of War 2, they told the gaming community that they never intended to create a computer version of the game.
All of this information leads us to why there will never be a developer-made PC version of Fable 2. Lionhead Studios has already released the third game in the series. If they haven’t created a PC version of the sequel yet, they won’t. It just doesn’t make sense for the developer to go back in the series instead of moving forward. It may not be the news fans want to hear, but it is probably reality. There will never be a PC version of Fable 2.