Fable Legends Glory

It looks like Steam’s newest competitor isn’t Origin or GoG, but Microsoft itself.

In response to a curious fan, Lionhead Studios’ social media coordinator said that Fable Legends “will be on Windows 10 but not Steam”:

It’s a curious move, to say the least, considering Steam’s gigantic foothold on the PC gaming turf, and a sign that Microsoft might be looking to move in on that turf with Windows 10. Several other notable games, such as the free-to-play Gigantic, are also sold in the Windows 10, and Gigantic won’t be playable on previous versions of Windows, though I’m not sure that there’s any exclusivity for those games in terms of where they can be sold. At least, not that we know of at this time.

Picking up a few decent-sized, but not gargantuan, properties will make a few headlines, but could it be the precursor to bigger exclusives? The next Elder Scrolls or Civilization game, perhaps?

In any case, if you were hoping to play Fable Legends through Steam — and maybe holding off or even not upgrading at all to Windows 10 — how does this make you feel?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. anip on September 9, 2015

    From what I heard in multiple places on the web

    Window 10 still have a lot of issues, especially the part some players talked about with existing games.

    This is because not all Developers are constantly working to update their games for all Operating Systems.
    And you “CAN” run the games, but the games will at times have glitches, check different game’s support forums, you’ll find them.

    It’s the reason why there’s still a lot of people using Window 7 regardless if Window 10 runs “supported games” better or not.

  2. Arieswar on September 1, 2015

    Im actully so filled with rage when it comes to this title.
    First off windows 10 exclusive well wow.. how about microsoft just fix the shit they made before they release a new windows and tbh no one wants to change OS every 2 years… no one..

    The Fable story dont deserve to be treated like this and sadly with this title the fable story will end and never come back again.. why?? because they crossed the line in making a moba of a game and think that the hype of fable fans will get it just because.. well …. you.

    Im happy this shit dont end up on steam good riddance.. hope you bastards realize what you have done..

  3. KilikGaia on August 31, 2015

    What a dumb idea.

  4. Eviil on August 31, 2015

    Hello everyone,

    first off, Microsoft owns the rights to Fable in regards to where this can played on. Microsoft has a say on where this be purchased on i.e. downloadable or retail. Microsoft does not have the right on modifying any software of fable., Big Blue Box Studios Limited does and its related partners.

  5. NGoHT on August 30, 2015

    Win 8.1 Update is my favorite so far just like xp was back in the days.
    + I didnt even hear about that game so ye, gtfo ms.

  6. dark20xx on August 28, 2015

    Dead on arrival, gj.
    Win10 is a friggin botnet.

    • Lolreally on August 30, 2015

      Naaa, its not. Use it before commenting maybe?

  7. Brainey on August 28, 2015

    People who live in the past with Win7, just so you know, Win10 is the same. Actually, it’s better and if you want to play future games on DX12, then good luck with your old OS.

    Also, I really really hope people who complain about Win10 actually tried it and not just talk out of their butts. The only thing I can see bad in Win10 is probably the lack of drivers on older systems. But then again, if you have an old system you probably won’t miss out on anything, since you wouldn’t be able to run it anyway and can just stick to Win7.

  8. Elveone on August 28, 2015

    It had been known for quite a long time now that Fable Legends and Gigantic are going to be Windows 10 exclusive and it is hardly surprising that a f2p MMO from a pretty big company with their own platform that they are pushing aggressively atm is not coming to steam – it is a kin to expecting DOTA2 on Origin.

    I personally haven’t had any issues with gaming on Windows 10 – in theory everything that runs on 7 will run on 10. AFAIK there are some driver issues but that is to be expected with a new OS.

  9. jellopy on August 28, 2015

    So nix to Fable. Not shocking that M$ would try to force the transition to Vista 2.0 with their own game. Not worth it seeing as Windows 7 would likely run it better. Unless they sort out the issues with windows 10 not supporting existing games that I actually care about I won’t upgrade my windows drive to 10, not even for free.

    • Shanex on August 28, 2015

      Thats your pc problem, windows 10 has been great and even runs better than other windows

    • Enmu on August 29, 2015

      Funny… Windows 10 takes 20 seconds to display the desktop after I power up my PC, which isn’t anything special, Windows 7 used to take a whole minute or so. So far I haven’t seen much difference in their performace, but your biased statements aren’t valid, except for games like GTA III not running on Windows 10, which sucks, but maybe someday people will manage to bypass this issue.

    • Lolreally on August 30, 2015

      xD Lol, windows 7 will runs games better than windows 10? Thats retarded to even suggest it. As someone using windows 10, its been perfect, except for the automatic updates. 1 reason, just 1, why no other windows ‘PRIOT’ to 10 will ever, and I mean ever, run ‘ANY’ game better than 10 is because of one small thing. Direct X 10. I dont really care for the start menu or features or anything on Win10, but Direct X 10 is the game breaker. I hated windows after xp, but 10 blew away all doubts. Windows 10 not supporting existing games? Yeah right, stop downloading pirated games and paybe you’ll have that problem sorted out

      • 12 on September 5, 2015

        Directtx 12

    • Eviil on August 31, 2015

      “windows 10 not supporting existing games”

      What games and that’s the developers side, Microsoft is a publisher. If the game was created by Microsoft Studio, then we’re talking about them slacking on optimization, otherwise, no…

  10. -GG-TheSecondJoker on August 28, 2015

    How to ruin your epic game. You don’t need to. YOU ALREADY FU**ED IT UP! I hope you enjoy dissapointing your fans and being bankrupt. GJ. Only 10% will upgrade to win10 face it or not. It’s forcing you to get a system. Not a better one, sadly. A worst one

  11. MikoNCookies on August 28, 2015

    They will fear the fans and take that back until the next con. It is Xbox One all over again.

  12. FTK on August 28, 2015

    Goodbye Fable and Gigantic, worst picks ever to take on Windows 10, gamer’s still like their windows 7 and would be sticking to windows 7, maybe playing Fable in about 2 years from now LOL.

  13. Detestt on August 28, 2015

    And so it begins. I just about had enough of “Exclusive”and Microsoft. Stick your windows 10 and your xbox one. I may as well go smash my PC now.

    • derpina on August 28, 2015

      It’s a free update (Windows 10). Unless you are running a system that cant handle products past win 95. Shut ur mouth

      • -GG-TheSecondJoker on August 29, 2015

        Win 10 is worst than win 7 or even win 8. And f*&k don’t be a d1ck. No one offended you. And you should learn grammar first. Ur=your? Don’t get angry because you don’t know what you are saying. Win10 isn’t worth. Not even free.

        • DERPINA on August 29, 2015

          Nowhere did I mention 10 is better. I only said stop crying like you have to pay for it as an extra purchase or xbox. Reading and comprehension FAIL. So don’t lecture about grammar and shut tha F up. More you post more u look stopid

          • Derpina on August 30, 2015

            I enjoy giving free head to overweight men at truck stops and taking it in the arse daily from my dad who is also my brother.

        • Azunami on September 9, 2015

          Are you serious? Windows 7 is better than 10? Did you enjoy those undesirably long load times ?!?!

  14. .-. on August 28, 2015

    Windows 10 is free for 1 year for win7 and win8… There’s an update…

  15. EpicTony on August 27, 2015

    That moment when your heart is crushed so you have to go and buy Windows 10……

    • hhrocha000 on August 28, 2015

      Buy? Its free the upgrade man…

      • Nottoday on August 28, 2015

        DOWNGRADE. FREE DOWNGRADE.

        • Samanam on August 29, 2015

          Upgrade from W8, a slight downgrade from W7

          • Azunami on September 9, 2015

            Windows 7 was complete shit. Windows 8 fixed windows 7’s shitty load times. Then Windows 10 improved upon all aspects of windows. So you Mac boy extraordinaire’s can shut up. We all know you can’t play games.

  16. Literate Person on August 27, 2015

    It says it will be on Win10. Nowhere does it say exclusively. Learn to read?

    • Shanex on August 28, 2015

      This game is Exclusive to Windows 10 and Xbox One, so basically Windows 10.

  17. sarido on August 27, 2015

    What a weird thing to do lol, Well whatever I can still add it to my still library doesnt matter.

  18. nexthazard on August 27, 2015

    This is prob why atm Steam is F-ing up Win10 for me 🙁

  19. Player1 on August 27, 2015

    well good look with that, microsoft is making the same mistake as when they released win vista, every program and game were for win vista only in order to sell that crap out

    • Azunami on September 9, 2015

      Wow complete ignorance! You do realize that they are trying to make there own steam basically, and all you Gabe Newell blowjobs can say is oohhh Microsoft is pulling the same shit with vista! We’ll here is something for you Microsoft learns from mistakes like anyone else, and they don’t have to take shit from you!

  20. Aey on August 27, 2015

    Honestly I use Steam more as a running catalog and easy hub for install/uninstall than for anything else. I definitely second-thought games that don’t offer a Steam DRM Key, mostly because I HATE HATE HATE trying to remember another password or where to download it again after I clean it out of my system.

  21. Chillboi on August 27, 2015

    lol this game will be so overlooked

    • DERPINA on August 29, 2015

      Keeps the retards out. Us pros will have a great gaming years as f4gs go around crying how a p2w game broke their potato lolol

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