Fable : Anniversary – Lionhead Acknowledge Launch Issues with game

Xbox 360



Fable Anniversary was released on Xbox 360 yesterday, and sadly a good few players have been experiencing stability issues with the game already. Players have been reporting on social media and on the official Lionhead forums of console lock ups and freezing and Lionhead have responded quickly by asking those experiencing problems to fill out their Bug Report form to submit any issues they are having so they can quickly work on a title update to help resolve them.

Lionhead Community Manager @LHhohbes  has posted the following on their forums to acknowledge the issues:

Hello Chicken Chasers!

First of all – thanks very much to everyone who’s reported bugs so far in the Bug Reporting Template thread. The info you’ve provided has been hugely helpful for the team as they investigate. 

Our number one priority at the moment is to make sure the stability issues you are experiencing are fixed. We’ve been working hard over the past few days to track down and identify the issues which cause your games to freeze/lock up (we know how annoying that is). 

We’ve identified some potential stability issues that may be the cause of your lockups/freezes, and there will be another title update to patch the game and hopefully fix those. Of course, the process of creating a title update isn’t instantaneous and we want to be very careful not to cause any further issues by rolling out such an update, therefore thorough testing is necessary before push anything out publicly. There’s no current ETA on when this title update will be available, however I will endeavour to get updates for you as regularly as possible in this thread, and as soon as I can give a time frame I will be sure to let you know. 

The focus currently is on fixing stability issues – but rest assured we are keeping a close eye on all other reported issues and we’ll aim to fix as many of those as we can too. 

Once again thanks so much for all your input/feedback – it’s genuinely incredible to see so many sensible, level headed people here on the forums.


Whilst there has been no date or ETA on a title update to resolve the issues being experienced, Lionhead have acknowledged them and looking to path the game ASAP with the help of players submitting bug reporting, so I suggest that if you are experiencing any issues with Fable: Anniversary, to go to the forums and submit a bug report form and help other players and Lionhead resolve the issues quickly.

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  • FableEnthusiast

    Where are the forums?
    Is there a specific forum I must proceed to? I’m just curious why the game is having these bad framerate issues and screen tearing. For a game that I know and love and have played more times than I can count I didn’t expect the screen tearing. I also expected faster loading? For those saying load times are practically instant that is wrong. I even installed the game and it didn’t do much. I’ve been waiting for this game to get an hd update ever since the second fable came out and in my opinion didn’t live up to the first one but it had better graphics which is obviously enjoyable. I just hope that with further updates they can hone this game into what I was expecting as a die hard fan and not this pretty yet lacking hd remake. If they would have released this game on the PC I can guarantee they wouldn’t be having all these people bashing the game. Obviously the xbox360 hardware isn’t able to completely handle what they updated. Though a PC would be different. And I know a fair amount of people who would rather it have been on PC honestly because then they could set all the setting to max and get the most out of what they wanted in an hd remake of this amazing game

  • FableEnthusiast

    Also for the love of god fix the aging in the game. It is just as terrible as it was in the first game. Who wants to be old and crusty after maxing out all of there powers? Not me. I want it to happen gradually through the story? Or at least make it possible to rewind more at the temple of avo? I mean come on. Only like 20 years? That still leaves me looking old as hell.

  • Cp’n Jake Jones

    “It is just as terrible as it was in the first game.”
    It essentially is the first game…
    There have been changes without taking the backbone of the game away…so why change aging?

  • I’ve gone and setup my 360 whilst I wait for more X1 games. I may see if I can pick this up for cheap. I’d like to go back and see this through again. I really loved the first one.

  • Derek ThatBoy Joseph

    yes i bought it today and it freezes everytime i walk please fix this i love fable and i know other gamers do too!!!!