Lionhead has announced that it will introduce co-op play to Fable II
with a patch on the first day of release.
A blog post on the Lionhead website tells us, "Remember a couple of days ago (or was it a week) where on a blog it was mentioned that Fable II
would be shipping 'without' Online Co-op? And remember we said we were busting our balls to get it ready in time for a 'Day One' release?
"Well - G o o d [Good] news folks! It looks like we've done it...for all of you who are connected to Xbox Live, when starting up your copy of Fable II
(on 21st October in USA, 24th October in Europe and 18th December in Japan). So all of you getting upset and all, you wouldn't even have noticed... Sort of. Well done to the team.
"Taken into account we don't fail certification!"
Co-op play will enable a player to drop-in/drop-out at any time, either in the same room or online.
While the news that co-op will be available upon release is being welcomed by Lionhead fans, some are stating it should have be on the disc from the word go.LittleBigPlanet looks set to suffer from a similar problem
. It was widely expected that online co-op would be available for creative portions of the game straight out of the box, but it was recently revealed that the mode will be part of the first major update.Source: Lionhead