Thursday, 1 July 2010

Fable III Will Launch As Episodic Downloads Soon After Retail Release

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Peter Molyneux confirmed during the Game Horizon Conference yesterday in Newcastle (our home turf) that Fable III would feature an episodic downloadable option soon after the game's retail release on disc:
“Soon after the retail launch we’re doing episodic. We break it down in chapters. We give away the first chapter entirely free, the first hour."

“When you reach a certain point in the game it says ‘thank you for playing the pilot of Fable 3, do you want to spend an extra 2-5 or whatever dollars to buy the next episode, or buy the whole lot?’ Press ‘yes’ and you will immediately continue playing.”
The downloadable episodes option was tried out 9 months after the Fable II launch and managed 1.5 million downloads making $15 million.

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