Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has confirmed that Keystone is not the only XBLA game that will allow players to amass Fable money outside of Fable 2. Molyneux announced at GDC that Keystone, a Carbonated Games title, would feature the ability to gamble for cash that could then be transferred into Fable 2. Wizard’s Tower and Mage Dice will also hook into the upcoming RPG, the developer has now said.
“It’s a really big thing of mine – why aren’t games talking to each other?” Molyneux said in the latest Major Nelson podcast. “And when you say to yourself, ‘Let’s get games talking to each other,’ then how can they talk? The idea is this: Carbonated Games, part of Microsoft, have made some great casual games, Arcade titles. They have got three titles, one call Keystone, one called Wizard’s Tower and one called Mage Dice. Why not make those what we call ‘Fable-compatible’? And that means that when you play those [semi-gambling] games, when you win, you win Fable gold, and you can transfer that Fable gold to Fable when you buy Fable. If you’ve alreayd got Fable, the money will transfer automatically. If you’ve yet to buy Fable then your balance will be transferred. That’s cool.”
Fable 2 doesn’t have a release date as yet, but we’re reliably informed that “late autumn” is looking likely.