Fable Anniversary in the works for Xbox backward compatibility

Fable (Image credit: Microsoft)

Fable II and Fable III are already a part of the growing list of Xbox 360 titles that are backward compatible with Xbox One, but you'll soon get to return to the original as well. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is currently working on bringing Fable Anniversary (opens in new tab), a version of the Xbox original that was released for the 360, to backward compatibility.

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Fable Anniversary offered an updated take on the popular original. In addition to Fable's RPG gameplay in which every choice had an impact on your character, the Anniversary release completely overhauled the graphics for the Xbox 360 era. New textures and models, a new lighting system, and a new interface were a breath of fresh air for the game. More additions, like achievements, a new save system, and the inclusion of content form the Lost Chapters expansion rounded things out.

There's no word on when to expect Fable Anniversary to be added, but fans of the series will be pleased to know it is indeed being worked on. For now, you can grab the game digitally for $39.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab), or around $23 on Amazon (opens in new tab) for a physical copy.

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  • I need this. I already played the first fable but would love to see how it looks in Unreal Engine. RIPIP Fable Legends.(Damn that game looked good)
  • It was pretty awesome, I played it in the closed Beta. A true loss. The studio too.
  • No, please bring back "normal Fable", not this version with strange graphics that look unrelated to the world of Albion.
  • I don't care a lot about this remaster, but they'd do well to release Fable II for PC.
  • Right when I'm almost finished with it already. What the hell took them so long and why do 2 and 3 backwards compatible but not the first one before them?
  • The first one came out on OG. So maybe that was the issue?