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Fable III Won't Support Kinect At Launch

More time required for additional motion support.

You'll have to wait if you want your physical farts to translate into an action in Fable III, according to Lionhead Studios head honcho Peter Molyneux. The designer has confirmed with Joystiq that the third game in the RPG series will not launch with Kinect support. It will be added in later, perhaps, as the studio polishes up said support.

Molyneux explained that its Kinect component wasn't up to the quality that Lionhead needed it to be at, thus the delay. He yet again didn't specify what we'll be able to do with the hands-free controls, leaving us with no concrete impression on what's actually causing the hold-up.

You already knew the game wouldn't support Kinect immediately. Fable III ships before the controller does in late October. But, it's sure odd that one of the early and more vocal supporters of Kinect tech won't ship his own game with support out of the box. You'd figure it would.

Joystiq spoke with Microsoft PR on the matter, and it confirmed that it can't talk about the Kinect stuff in the game. For now, we'll have to continue to wonder if physical-to-digital farting is truly possible.  
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Posted by BradNicholson

You'll have to wait if you want your physical farts to translate into an action in Fable III, according to Lionhead Studios head honcho Peter Molyneux. The designer has confirmed with Joystiq that the third game in the RPG series will not launch with Kinect support. It will be added in later, perhaps, as the studio polishes up said support.

Molyneux explained that its Kinect component wasn't up to the quality that Lionhead needed it to be at, thus the delay. He yet again didn't specify what we'll be able to do with the hands-free controls, leaving us with no concrete impression on what's actually causing the hold-up.

You already knew the game wouldn't support Kinect immediately. Fable III ships before the controller does in late October. But, it's sure odd that one of the early and more vocal supporters of Kinect tech won't ship his own game with support out of the box. You'd figure it would.

Joystiq spoke with Microsoft PR on the matter, and it confirmed that it can't talk about the Kinect stuff in the game. For now, we'll have to continue to wonder if physical-to-digital farting is truly possible.  
Edited by HolyCrapItsAdam

I don't plan on getting Kinect anyways so. I was gonna play Fable III regular-ass style anyways

Posted by one_2nd

who cares? 

Posted by jos1ah

That's fine. Just like a fart, don't force it.

Posted by VoshiNova

Oh darn

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Posted by DeF

I doubt there's much audience overlap anyway...
 
people who might care will probably get kinect at some later point after there are more games that use it

Edited by ThatFrood

And so it begins... everything Molyneux said would be in Fable 3 starts to turn out to be lies.

Posted by Domeuhlome
@ThatFrood said:
" And so it begins... everything Molyneux said would be in Fable 3 starts to turn out to be lies. "
Duh, I think that's apart of his job title.
Posted by ExcessDebris

i'm more and more worried about hardcore uses of kinnect

Posted by PhoenixManrod

I really wanted to do the dig motion to find my sub-subterranean condoms

Posted by ITgeek

I was glad to read this headline on the main page. Let the family oriented games muck around with Kinect. I am perfectly happy slashing dudes in half while sitting comfortably in my recliner with a wireless controller.

Posted by Evilsbane

Glad to hear it all this motion control stuff is making me sick I dont want ANY of it.

Posted by DancingJesus

Now I can't play Fable with my real life dog. :(

Posted by MattOnTheSite

So Kinect support will be like Fable II's poor and disregarded multiplayer?

Posted by FritzDude

Good.
Posted by ch13696

Maybe Molynuex is onto something. Kinect won't last very long?

Posted by blaakmawf

Still not sold on Kinect. This doesn't make me any more eager.

Posted by TheCreamFilling

Bummer.

Posted by Humankillerx

This could be for the better.

Posted by PATERSON

Oh well, Kinect is not on my want list anyway.

Posted by Landon

So I wont be able to scan my skateboard into Fable 3?

Posted by HarrySound

Peters vision for Kinect is the only reason anyones ever going to buy this thing. 
 because with the current 360 crowd its just a huge miss with the really uninspired lauch games. 
Really disappointed....

Posted by yevinorion
@ThatFrood said:
" And so it begins... everything Molyneux said would be in Fable 3 starts to turn out to be lies. "
To be fair, the release date of Fable III precedes the release date of Kinect. It makes sense it wouldn't be functional at launch.
Posted by Robo_Zuul

Mister broken promises strikes again.

Posted by AmazingShake

i didn't even know they were planning support for Fable 3.

Posted by Seantacular218

So.....basically no one has any confidence in this thing......

Posted by Cold_Wolven

I can't see the Kinect being properly used for Fable 3 other then maybe navigating the game map with your hands. But if Molyneux ever decided to do a Black and White 3 using Kinect so your hand was the in game hand then that would cool.
Posted by PJ
@HarrySound said:
" Peters vision for Kinect is the only reason anyones ever going to buy this thing.  because with the current 360 crowd its just a huge miss with the really uninspired lauch games. Really disappointed.... "
Were you seriously expecting something earth shattering from Kinect. Now I'm kinda excited about Kinect but I'm also pretty sure the games wont be anywhere near as good as the non kinect games on the 360. 
And I'm pretty sure that among the 30 somethign million 360 owners most of them are  into other games then MW2 or Halo. I will infact go so far as to say that the large majority of 360 owners are casual gamers. 
And my the way MS is marketing Kinect I would say that they are more into expanding the user base then selling to the exsisting one. 
 
Its fair if you don't like the Kinect but don't go thinking that the rest of the 360 userbase is exactly like you and only play the same games that you do because hardcore gamers are in the minority and most 360 owners(and infact PS3 and Wii owners) are children under 12.
Posted by fugie7

well that's good. i wasn't a big kinect fan anyways.

Posted by Chewii101
@Cold_Wolven said:
" I can't see the Kinect being properly used for Fable 3 other then maybe navigating the game map with your hands. But if Molyneux ever decided to do a Black and White 3 using Kinect so your hand was the in game hand then that would cool. "
That actually sounds like a Kinect game that would please the "serious" gamers. Me included.
Posted by MooseyMcMan

This is good, because I was still worried that the game would require Kinect. But it doesn't, so I'm happy. 

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Posted by DSale

It's alright.  We didn't need Kinect support anyway. 

Posted by Aldrenar47
@Robo_Zuul said:
" Mister broken promises strikes again. "
Like you care if Kinect is in Fable 3 or not. I think it's funny when people complain about conceptual features "missing." I feel like some people would think Star Wars sucked if they found out a scene or character got cut. "But he was in the original script! They promised!"..
Posted by HeavyDuty32

Oh darn, and I was so looking forward to the kinect features. 
 
/sarcasm

Posted by Warchief

... BWA HAHA HA HAH AHA HA HHA HA!  

Posted by fwylo

Yo Fable 2 sucked wait till you play Fable 3.

Posted by SumDeus

I would give a shit if I gave a shit.

Posted by CouncilSpectre

Hey!  Look at that!  Fable III and I have something in common!

Posted by LeBart

No Milo in Fable 3 ?

Posted by Jedted

Damn, i was really looking forward to seeing Milo as a character in Fable 3. 
 
/sarcasm 
Posted by stinky

also not supported, "fun."

Posted by Oncomouse

How will I pet my dog?

Posted by Gwonam

Kinect in Fable would be totally weird, not sure how it would work exactly. It's probably going to only work for some side games that don't matter to the story at all.

Posted by Tregard
@CouncilSpectre said:
" Hey!  Look at that!  Fable III and I have something in common! "
*salutes*
Posted by Glak

Kinect in Fable III could be interesting, making gestures to do emotes or playing with your dog

Posted by Chobbit

Reminds me of the first games that came out for the Wii, eventually there will be a game to justify the $150 I plunk down day one :-/

Posted by Sourtooth91
@ThatFrood said:
" And so it begins... everything Molyneux said would be in Fable 3 starts to turn out to be lies. "
true... so true...
Posted by Jayzilla

i went back and played a little Fable 2 the other day, It's pretty boring and buggy. more so than i remembered.

Posted by Sneaky_Gopher

Kinect support in Fable 3 probably would have gotten me to buy day one. Ill get Fable 3 regardless.

Posted by MrPilkington

Watch it not even make it into the game!
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