Lionhead have revealed that Fable Legends will only be available on Windows 10 Store, clarifying the apparently misinformed view many had that it would simply be exclusive to Windows 10, but would still appear on the Steam Store.
Not so, revealed Lionhead’s social media coordinator Lauran on Twitter:
@sertificationNu I think you may have answered your own question there 😉 It will be on Windows 10 but not Steam, sorry!
— Lauran (@LHAlbionGirl) August 24, 2015
And again, here:
@pedrohasser22 It will be available on Windows 10 but not steam 🙂
— Lauran (@LHAlbionGirl) August 19, 2015
Well, it doesn’t get much clearer than that. However, the news still comes as a bit of a surprise following Xbox Groups’ senior director Kevin Unangst telling PC Gamer earlier this month: “We are not intending to compete with Steam. If anything, we want Steam to be even more successful—they’ve done great things for PC gamers in terms of having a single store.
“Over time do we want more developers to come over to our store and offer it in addition to Steam? Absolutely. Is competition good for people? Absolutely. But our goal right now isn’t to do anything else other than support Steam and help it run great on Windows 10.”
However, another tweet from the same Liohead employee casts doubt on other Microsoft games finding their way to Steam:
@DrewLankford @pedrohasser22 That article says Steam will run on Win10 but not that microsoft games will be coming to Steam 🙂
— Lauran (@LHAlbionGirl) August 26, 2015
If you want to play the likes of Halo Wars 2 and Sea of Thieves on PC, you may only be able to get them via Windows 10 Store. In happier news, if you’ve made the jump to Windows 10, you’ll be able to play the Fable Legends beta any day now.