Fable Fortune, the collectible card game set in the Fable universe, has been delayed to July 25th. The Fable TCG was previously scheduled to come to PC in Early Access and Xbox One in Xbox Game Preview on July 11th. But due to “an administration hiccup,” developers Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl Studios aren’t able to launch the Xbox One version of the game next week.
As such, in order to release the PC and Xbox One versions simultaneously and make the most of cross-play between the two platforms, Fable Fortune‘s launch has been pushed back a few weeks. As it is one of the few games to offer cross-platform play between console and PC, pushing back the release date of both versions does make a solid bit of sense, even if it is a bit of a disappointment to the cross-section of gamers who like Fable and also virtual trading card games — which is a larger group than you might expect from my routine snark.
The game has had a pretty interesting development history when you look back at it. Last year, a Kickstarter was created for Fable Fortune, which was at the time a secret project. The Kickstarter followed the closure of Lionhead Studios, who had developed the Fable franchise. The Kickstarter campaign quickly ended when additional funding was secured to help make the title a reality. So it isn’t quite a Kickstarter success story, even though it sort of is, at the same time.
Fable Fortune will be free to play and features both PVP and cooperative game play. Players have six heroes to choose from, each with a special set of powers.