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 will be out in 2011. Fans remember the original game and there was a console version and a PC version. That has led fans to wonder, if there hasn’t been a PC version of Fable 2 until 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 PC due to this fact. They followed up the successful original game with a sequel, Fable 2. This game was also originally released on console systems. But for an unknown reason, a PC version of the game was not released afterwards. Then in 2010 came Fable 3 and the follow-up PC version in 2011.
To this day, Fable 2 still 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 port the game to PC. Although 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 port of Fable 2 and that there were no plans to do so. This was in contradiction to the developer’s ‘official’ statement, but it turned out to be true.
If Lionhead Studios never makes a computer version of the sequel again, it wouldn’t be the first developer to abandon 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 make a PC version of the game.
All this information leads us to the reason why there will never be a PC version of Fable 2 created by the developer. Lionhead Studios has already released the third game in the series. If they haven’t made 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’s probably the reality. There will never be a PC version of Fable 2.