Lionhead Studios have made some diehard Fable fans feel chuffed as they announce the imminently due Fable Anniversary for PC will fully support mods from the community.
While not at launch, which is tomorrow, they will be adding in full Steam Workshop support. The possibilities are enticing, although community-made quests aren't possible.
You needn't even go as far as that anyhow, with Fable known for its 'social gestures' with NPCs - the mod community can start working on their own for laughs. Baby steps.
Producer Craig Oman revealed that Fable Anniversary comes with a version of the Unreal Engine 3 editor letting Albion's fans jump in and start tinkering. "This means that anything our artists and animators can do, the mod community will now be able to do," he said. While not as likely to be swamped in mods like Skyrim, it's at least a start.
"...we are working with some of the modding community already as part of our beta testing and we will continue to do what we can to support them post launch," he continued. "Personally I just hope someone creates a sci-fi version of Fable!" So while we may not be able to create our own string of quests, there could at least be huge art overhauls.
Also, Lionhead Studios has added a new Heroic Mode difficulty for "advanced players only", in case you want to go a little Dark Souls in Albion. Enemies have better line of sight, and our ranged weapons do reduced damage with our armour levels also nerfed. Fable Anniversary releases on PC tomorrow, September 12th.