The year is 2001, back when the skies were choked with pterodactyls and reality TV was considered a ?fresh and exciting concept?. The Xbox had its whole life ahead of it, and Peter Molyneux had lent the full support of his precocious Blue Box development team to Project Ego, which was set to be the most impressive title on the console.
Since that initial announcement (and one name change) Fable has since become the most talked about game for the Xbox - a console that has been waiting patiently for an extra-special RPG for quite some time. Knights of the Old Republic managed to get in there first as it happens, but if anything, that has put even more pressure on Fable and raised the public?s lofty expectations for it even further. And when Microsoft Japan canned its own RPG, True Fantasy Live Online, the burden of responsibility on Fable?s broad shoulders became all the more weighty.
There has been plenty of chatter about the dropping of features, the re-inclusion of features, the dropping of them again, and so on. It just seems like exactly the sort of title destined to suffer persistent and ?unexpected' delays. However, we can confirm that all is on track. In fact, Fable has just gone gold and will be ready and willing for shipping on target on September 14.
Not much longer to wait now.