Fable Legends Delayed; Open Beta To Release In Spring 2016


Some might have already seen it coming, but Fable Legends has been delayed. The open beta for the free-to-play RPG will release in Spring 2016.

Developer Lionhead Studios officially announced the delay on their website today. According to Lionhead, they didn’t anticipate how big Fable Legends is becoming, and the game is taking more time than initially thought.


Fable Legends is coming together well and it’s a lot of fun. But we think that we can make it even better. So we’ve decided to extend our closed beta to continue to listen to feedback from our players and add features and polish that will make a real difference.

Fable Legends free-to-play on PC & Xbox One

Development on Fable Legends began back in 2012, and was officially announced in May 2013. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that the RPG will be a free-to-play title for Xbox One and PC.

A paragraph from the news, taken from Lionhead Studios can be found below:

We’re excited to invite an additional 100,000 fans to the Fable Legends closed beta over the next few weeks, prioritising those that have been waiting the longest. If you want to get in on the closed beta, sign up at FableLegends.com.

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.

The team is working exceptionally hard and we’re proud of how far the game has come. We’re operating our closed beta 24/7 and have added lots more features, quests, creatures, and heroes to play. Hundreds of thousands of fans have participated in the beta so far, and we can’t wait to open it up for all of you to play. To achieve our aspirations for Fable Legends, we’ve moved our open beta release to spring of 2016.

An actual release date for the game hasn’t been specified, but we’re hoping for a release later in 2016. Fable Legends is one of the first titles to make use of DX12.