Fable Legends PC will be exclusive to the Windows 10 Store

Fable Legends

Until recently, there had been no direct mention of how Fable Legends would be released on PC—other than that it was a Windows 10 exclusive. Now we know a little bit more about what that means. Rather than using the usual channels, it seems that Fable Legends will only be available through the Windows 10 Store.

Confirmation came from Lionhead's social media coordinator, Lauran, on Twitter.

I'd argue it wasn't as clear that "Windows 10 exclusive" meant "Windows 10 Store exclusive" as Lauran makes it out to be. In years past, plenty of games dropped older OS's while still being distributed through multiple storefronts. There was every reason to think Microsoft would be widely distributing their games—not least the appearance of Steam during Windows 10's announcement. Or that Phil Spencer once told us, "We're not trying to say that the only way you'll get games is through the Windows store." Or that Kevin Unangst once told us, "We are not intending to compete with Steam. If anything, we want Steam to be even more successful."

While not confirmed, it suggests that any Microsoft game announced as "coming to Windows 10" will be distributed solely through the Windows 10 Store. That, potentially, could include Rare's Sea of Thieves and the recently announced Halo Wars 2. We'll try to chase down some clarification about what's releasing where.

Thanks, MCV.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.