Fable II will be distributed episodically over Xbox Live – no disc
Debuting today on Xbox Live, “Fable II: Game Episodes” gives players the choice to purchase and download Fable II one episode at a time. This marks the first time in Xbox history that a major blockbuster title will be distributed not only digitally, but episodically as well. “Fable II: Game Episodes” delivers the entire Fable II experience in five consecutive instalments, with all the achievements, challenges and excitement of the disc-based game, as well as full compatibility with the previously released Game Add-ons, Knothole Island and See the Future.
As an incentive for those curious about the adventures that await them in Fable II, Microsoft Game Studios is making the first episode free to download. In this initial episode, players are introduced to the vibrant world of Albion where every choice has a consequence, and are able to experience childhood and the trials of being a young adult. Players can then choose to purchase additional episodes on Xbox Live at their own pace.
Players who decide to purchase Fable II either digitally or on disc after a foray into the first game episode will find their saved progress, character profile, and items from the first episode will be transferred seamlessly as they continue their journey. All editions of the game offer cooperative play with friends through Xbox Live.