Lionhead Studios has announced today that the open beta for Fable Legends
, previously planned for the holiday season, has been delayed. According to studio executives, the team has put more work into this Fable
title than any other and they need a bit more time to get it ready for the public. Considering that the game was first announced way back in August 2013, they have indeed come a long way. They explain:To be honest, we didn’t anticipate just how big Fable Legends is becoming. It’s simply the most ambitious game we’ve ever created at Lionhead. We’ve built a unique and innovative multiplayer experience combining RPG and RTS gameplay which allows you to play, and use your gear seamlessly, across Xbox One and Windows 10. On top of this, we’ve built a beautiful new world full of grand stories and adventures. And it’s taking more time than we thought.
As disappointing as the delay is for many, a new opportunity is now open to join the closed beta. Lionhead will be adding 100,000 new players, giving priority to those who have waited the longest. If you would like to add your name to the list, you may do so here
Finally, we have a new video featuring the game's creative director in thanks and apology:
The open beta for Fable Legends
is now expected in Spring 2016.