Fable 3, Lionhead’s RPG Adventure, is free right now on the Xbox Live Marketplace. I’d assume it’s a glitch, so get on it now while it’s still available. If you don’t have the storage space, add it to your queue online so that you’ll have it purchased on your account.
If it doesn’t show up as free online here, go check on your Xbox’s Games on Demand Marketplace. If it doesn’t work on the console, make sure you’re trying to pay in Microsoft Points. That should fix it.
This may be many of multiple things. This could be a glitch in the system, considering the same thing happened a few years back with Fable 2. This could also be Microsoft’s way of pushing back at Sony giving PlayStation Plus members a whole truckload of free AAA games, but this could also be a sign… a sign that maybe, just maybe, Microsoft is going to be announcing Fable 4 tomorrow for the Xbox One. It would make sense, really, to give out the previous game completely free to coincide with the announcement of Fable 4. Rope them in with the prequel, then get them to pay for the sequel.
Fable 4 would certainly make sense, it’s been quite a few years since Fable 3′s release, and Fable: Heroes and Fable: The Journey certainly weren’t more then snacks to keep us tided over for the feast of Fable 4.
Maybe Microsoft will release Fable 4 for free with the Xbox One, as somewhat of a system seller? Probably not, but we can hope. We can dream.
Only time will tell, really, but my hopes are that the third option is true. Fable has always been one of my favorite series, and a fourth one would not be anything to complain about. We’ll know in just under 12 hours from now when E3 kicks off, which we’ll be covering all out here on LevelSave.