Fable 3 PC Available on Steam and Games for Windows Marketplace at Launch

If you’re looking forward to playing Fable 3 on PC, but don’t want to have to head to the store or buy it from Games for Windows, you should be glad to hear this. Microsoft has announced that they will release the Lionhead-developed RPG simultaneously on Games for Windows Marketplace and Steam, as well as at retail, when the game launches May 17.

Fable 3 is slated to appear on both digital download services for pre-order today. Pre-ordering will net you a few bonuses, depending on where you pre-order from. GfW preorders will receive Fable: Lost Chapters, while those pre-ordering from Steam will get the Rebel’s Weapon and Tattoo Pack.

No word in this press release on whether the Steam version will have Games for Windows Live built in, but we’re going to go ahead and assume that it will. It’s almost too much to hope that Lionhead would have built a Steamworks version as well (or instead, like THQ did), especially with Microsoft’s need for high-profile games to revitalize the GfWL service.

Still, you’re just about a month away from getting Fable 3 on PC. That’s at least a little good news, right?

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