News – Fable III to also be available in downloadable parts

June 30, 2010 by  
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Peter Molyneux has confirmed that, just like the second instalment in the series, Fable III will also be available through digital distribution in downloadable chunks, of which he hopes will assist in helping the game reach its gargantuan sales target of five million.

“We break it down in chapters. We give away the first chapter entirely free, the first hour. When you reach a certain point in the game it says ‘thank you for playing the pilot of Fable III, do you want to spend an extra 2-5 or whatever dollars to buy the next episode, or buy the whole lot?’ Press ‘yes’ and you will immediately continue playing.” He said on the matter.

He also believes it to be a superior alternative to demos “It gets around this horrible concept of demos. Anyone out there who thinks a demo is a good idea is crazy. It’s never a good idea, because demos are usually done at the end of a game and they require an enormous amount of design talent to make a demo. The other thing is you’re more likely to satisfying the curiosity of a user rather than entice them to play more.”

Fable III is set to launch on the 26th October for Xbox 360.