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Fable was going to be on Dreamcast

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Examiner.com shared an interesting bit of news today regarding the early development of Xbox’s Fable. According to Fable Anniversary Lead Designer Tim Timmins, the game was originally intended for the SEGA Dreamcast. In a recent interview with Examiner, Timmins revealed that he learned this during recent discussions with Prima Games, who were handing Fable‘s strategy guide at the time the game originally released. ”Did you know that Fable was originally going to be a Dreamcast game, before the Xbox came along?” Timmins told Examiner, “There was also supposed to be a boss fight with a boss that was about 50 feet tall that mirrored your every move.”

These sorts of stories shouldn’t be new to SEGA fans, as several SEGA developed games in the early Xbox era were initially planned to be Dreamcast titles, including ToeJam and Earl 3 and Jet Set Radio Future. Still, it’s interesting to hear that one of Microsoft’s big titles could have appeared on the Dreamcast had the past gone in a different direction.



Whoa, whoa, whoa...this is new to me.  Man, if this actually happened, maybe it'd have given the Dreamcast the boost it needed.

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That's pretty interesting. I had no idea. I'm glad it made it out on the Xbox though, I really enjoyed the first Fable.


It probably wouldn't have helped the Dreamcast though. Fable primarily appeals to western gamers, and most of Dreamcast sales were from the US already(about half). The reason the DC went under, was actually because Japanese sales were so low.

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That is interesting, I wonder if it wouldve played the same though, I know the XBOX is an entire beast compared to the DC but still. Another thing though, was Fable just a thought then or was it already being developed when the DC went belly up, if so, i so want to see some early development footage. :awesome:  that would make me all giddy lol.

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