GC 09: Microsoft Gamescom conference

Microsoft's Gamescom press conference happened this morning. We were expecting Lionhead's Peter Molyneux to reveal what his studio is working on and maybe that some other Microsoft/Xbox related stuff would be talked about. We got plenty of the former, but not so much of the latter. Actually we got none of the latter. Turns out this was pretty much just a Fable conference. Here's an abridged version of events:

- Lionhead to re-release Fable II as a series of five downloadable episodes. The first episode will be released September 29. And it will be FREE. We've already played it, but it'll be FREE. So that's good, right? No mention of how much the other episodes will be.

- Fable III announced. It'll let you become the uber-lord king ruler of all Albion, which is now just one continent of a much bigger world. Players will start Fable III based on their Fable II save data and the game's hero will be the son or daughter offspring of Fable II's hero. Lots of ambitious, exciting developments planned for the game's mechanics and story development. It'll be released 2010.

- Everyone leaves.

We'll have more on Fable III later today, but for now have a look at some shaky-cam Fable III footage from the conference:

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  • ricono - August 20, 2009 3:50 p.m.

    i cant wait for fable 3 but come on microsoft their are other games out their that are cpming out earlier than this one
  • Samael - August 20, 2009 5:44 a.m.

    Was not a Fable 2 fan (Too short and the fact that I could fart & flex my way into marriage was not appealing to me) me some new I Am Alive stuff.
  • garnsr - August 20, 2009 4:23 a.m.

    This does seem rather underwhelming, considering Sony's conference seemed to be pretty damn good. MS must have underestimated the importance of Gamescom... or they may really not have that much coming up.
  • Dill - August 19, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    WTF? I just NOW got back into Fable 2, have 40 hours racked up in 3 days, and now Fable 3 is beginning to leak news! Shit, yes!
  • deora2dude - August 19, 2009 4:15 p.m.

    eh. i want more on halo reach... why must they shamelessly delay ODST?
  • gogo65uk - August 19, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    Anything on MS conference about Gears of war 3? thats all I want for the rest of xbox's life cycle :)
  • rockzombie - August 19, 2009 10 a.m.

    darn you fable hogging up all the time, but it sounds good. first
  • ConkertheSquirrel - August 24, 2009 3:17 a.m.

    Fable 3 deserves its own press confrence. im a fan of l4d and mw. but fable is my all time favorite
  • thundercatswithdrawl - August 22, 2009 9:58 p.m.

    well thats cool not 2 big of a fable fan though
  • MomoLad - August 19, 2009 10:05 p.m.

    Woah, Woah, Woah, Hang on. Youll play as your Kid? What if She is the wrong Gender? Damn, id better be ready to kill my wife..
  • lovinmyps3 - August 19, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    LAME!!! I was hoping Microsoft was gonna have Valve and Ubisoft up there talking about L4D2 and ACII. And maybe a different level of MW2 without EFFING SNOWMOBILES!!!
  • The_Tingler - August 19, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    I think Microsoft underestimated how big Gamescom was, or overestimated how much people cared about Fable III. Can we have another original game now please Lionhead? Just not one that was so incredibly hard and time consuming, like The Movies.
  • vic88 - August 19, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    where the metal gearz at ?
  • - August 19, 2009 1:51 p.m.

    Hopefully this won't get skewered but the hype spear too much before launch
  • nadrewod999 - August 19, 2009 12:23 p.m.

  • farsided - August 19, 2009 10:05 a.m.

    there's only one thing that really matters about this conference: CUPPING. breasts. hopefully using natal. lol...

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